TUMBLR: WE NEED YOUR HELP.
JANET MOCK IS GOING BACK ON PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT AND TWITTER HAS A #TEAMJANET #TEAMPIERS
AND LET ME TELL YOU
#TEAMPIERS IS FULL OF TRANSMISOGYNISTIC DICK HEADS
PLEASE SHOW YOUR LOVE USING #TEAMJANET AND VALIDATE JANET’S FEELINGS ABOUT HER INTERVIEW
If you are on Twitter jump on this shit.
And seriously, folks, get reblogging this. Supporting trans women of color is fucking important.
Not that anyone is listening to my blog, but I happened upon this post and did some research. If I messed up or if you disagree or if you’re insulted just let me know, please.
By the looks of it, a lot of this has stemmed from some miscommunication and overreaction.
Two people given the power to reach so many people didn’t choose their words carefully enough, and now sparks are flying. It’s amazing how much commotion, anger, and hurt 10 words on twitter can create - so why don’t people think about what they say before they hit enter?
In the interview there was no point where I thought Morgan intended to insult or bash Mock. Or transgender people. It looks like she was offended by his caption/phrasing, which is fine. Nobody can tell you what you’re supposed to be offended at, and if something bothers you you should be able to talk about it. As a general rule of thumb, don’t try to offend people.
What should have happened: Mock should have politely pointed out that the caption was offensive. Morgan should have apologized, because he hadn’t known it was offensive to her. They should’ve continued discussing transgender rights & stories & working towards making the world a better place.
What actually happened: Twitter happened. Tumblr happened. Normal human behavior happened and people started getting defensive. They started seeing everything as personal attacks, and then started to dish out personal attacks in defense, insulting a lot of people. Both of them are guilty of this, as is everyone on the internet. Getting offended is a human thing - but we all should try to be offended in a constructive way, not a destructive way.
That’s the opinion of the fly on the wall that is me, anyway.