“what do you mean you have low empathy? you’re such a nice person!”
EMPATHY DOES NOT EQUAL COMPASSION. EMPATHY DOES NOT EQUAL KINDNESS. COMPASSION IS A CHOICE. KINDNESS IS A CHOICE. EMPATHY IS NOT A CHOICE, AND JUST BECAUSE SOMEONE DOESN’T HAVE EMPATHY DOES NOT MEAN THEY CANNOT CHOOSE TO BE KIND AND COMPASSIONATE.
“LOW EMPATHY” DOES NOT MEAN “BAD PERSON.” “LOW EMPATHY” DOES NOT MEAN “BAD PERSON.”
“LOW EMPATHY” DOES NOT MEAN “BAD PERSON.”
(Image Description: Eight images with gradient backgrounds and positive messages in the center.
Top left: “Genderqueer is resilient”
Top right: “Intersex is amazing”
2nd row left: “Genderqueer is powerful”
2nd row right: “Intersex is magical”
3rd row left: “Genderqueer is wonderful”
3rd row right: “Intersex is beautiful”
Bottom left: “Genderqueer is revolutionary”
Bottom right: “Intersex is inspiring”
In the bottom right corner of each is the logo for the Intersex & Genderqueer Recognition Project.)
If you have a facebook page, you should follow the Intersex & Genderqueer Recognition Project!
From their page: “The Intersex & Genderqueer Recognition Project (IGRP) is the first and only legal organization in the United States dedicated to the rights of non-binary gender adults to self-identify on legal documents.”
IGRP posts about genderqueer and intersex rights, the legal fight for nonbinary gender markers on identification, and plenty of neat images like the ones above. Check them out!
So earlier today I got rather pissed off when some rude anon who has probably never made a GIF in their lives decided to attack my friend (and one of the best GIFmakers I know) for no reason telling them not to talk about GIFmaking like it’s a big deal since it’s just taking clips from existing video. I was hoping to forget about this, but I couldn’t stop thinking about how many non-GIFmakers really do think that’s all GIFmaking is (including myself
before I started making GIFs
to some extent). Luckily, most people aren’t that rude about it and know not to insult content creators over a topic they actually don’t know much about…but I still feel the need to discuss some of the often lengthy effort that goes into making medium to high quality GIFs.
As a disclaimer, I’m NOT trying to be elitist and I
don’t consider myself one of the top tier GIFmakers. I also don’t think that GIFmakers HAVE to put in a lot of effort to alter GIFs from the original video frames if they don’t want to. It’s just a hobby where we try to capture/highlight cool moments using a severely limited and dying file format lol…so it’s really up to the individual how much they wanna put into it. However, the truth of the matter is that many GIF and graphics makers that contribute greatly to numerous fandoms DO put in a significant amount of effort to make their GIFs look different from and better than the original video.
EXAMPLES OF MY GIFS BEFORE / AFTER FILTERS & COLORING