i just wanted to ask, how much "hate" do you get on a daily basis and how much does it really (like honestly, its easy to say that 'no i just scroll past it' and stuff, but it must get to you (if i were in your position i know it would get to me)) affect you?
ive gotten this question before but i dont rly get much hate, although also im not sure what counts as ‘hate’ hahaha. like hardly anyone is ever just mean to me for the sake of it. a lot of people get angry and irritated if i talk about social justice issues but i’ve posted about that tendency before … people don’t really like to read back on old answers or whatever and get a complete picture of the discussion that’s happening before they angrily go in my inbox to come at me for how i’m whiney/complaining/using faulty reasoning, etc etc every time i talk about dnp+race or, actually in the case of this current conversation, dnp+cultural power disparities (which is based in race as well tho).
honestly it doesn’t bother me that much generally bc like my whole life has been centered around political discussions with people who don’t agree with me for like the last 5 years and i’m well past the point of taking disagreements like that to heart. but, holy shit, it is sometimes just discouraging and sad in a holistic sense to post about things that i think are very basic understandings of race or whatever and be met with such a wall of people who refuse to understand or listen … i obviously know that more conservative or narrow understandings of race relations exist but as i’ve said before, i’ve not experienced it in such a direct and concentrated way on tumblr before being part of this fandom. so sometimes it can just be sad and disappointing and i get tired and a lil scared that there are so many people willing to reduce people’s lived experiences or whatever into the basis for like a fun casual argument, when to me it’s so much more serious and weighty than that. but whenever that happens (and just in general with dnp) i don’t find it very hard to step away from this blog or close my computer and do other things till i feel better.