Thanks for that Poor MMB - How dare Norman not defend his grown friend post. Now I know who to block in the MMB/ Carol fandom. I adore both, but you subset of crazy fans who try to wrap feminism around every single post about Daryl, Carol and the actors who play them is ridiculous. Use it for a cause that matters- not a tv show. Have you written your letter to TR today? No? Have you donated to Model Alliance? Didn't think so. Blogging about what should be done on tumblr doesn't count. At all.
Have you contacted Jessica Valenti about the fact that blogging about feminism doesn’t count? Or Anita Sarkeesian? Or Helen Lewis?
Maybe you should also contact all those blogging about Ferguson, or #BlackOut or Leelah’s Law? Let them know blogging about what should be done doesn’t count, tell them all those posts with hundreds of thousands of notes, all the messages saying “signal boost” are meaningless and pointless and have no impact whatsoever?
I was going to ignore this anon until I realised you were trying to discourage me from blogging about important issues and convince me that words aren’t powerful.
I live a life that means I can’t physically represent feminism as mucha s I’d like. I don’t have the money to financially support feminist causes as much as I’d like. But what I DO have is words. Words that can change the world when they are shared and shared again.
You know how I KNOW about Terry Richardson’s behaviour? Because someone blogged about it. Their words impacted my life and I was able to educate others about this man, so they too could avoid supporting him, and could then educate others to do the same. Words change lives. Blogs change lives. And for you to claim it doesn’t count, shows how little you understand.
Speaking of which, TV shows don’t matter? Uhura on Star Trek didn’t matter? Nor did Mary Tyler Moore? Or All in the Family? Or Murphy Brown? Or Ellen? Maybe we can bring back Amos and Andy?
EVERYTHING matters and everything counts.
And if you think I haven’t used my blogging time to help ACTUAL women suffering at the hands of the patriarchy, then you haven’t been paying attention.