on proving claims of racism transphobia etc
April 22, 2012
Just going to let everyone know that I will never, ever provide such ‘proof.’
Given that I am an individual on a social networking site, not in class, not a newspaper, not the government, not anyone important I don’t actually have to back up any of my claims. Nor does anyone else.
This does mean, of course, that if I say something ignorant or oppressive, my ass is gonna be called out.
Moreover, if a straight or white or cis or etc. person is being called out?
No proof will be given.
Given how our society exists to enforce white supremacy, cissexism, sexism, misogyny, homophobia, fat shaming, rape culture, etc.
The burden of proof is on you.
Prove to me that you (or whomever) actually has a consistent, public record of them resisting what they are being called out for.
Because the default? Is oppression.