A disturbing trend i've been noticing (for quite sometime) is one of entitlement in online spaces. I could talk forever about this entitlement, as it erupts in literally every single space of the internet, but for the sake of brevity, I'll only be talking about it in feminist spaces. More specifically, I'll be talking about how it shows up on Guerrilla Feminism--the org I created five years ago.
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Cute title, right? Except, in this case, you don’t want to moderate your page in moderation. You want to have your whole beautiful self up on that shit–especially if you have a large audience.
In the beginning of GF, I pretty much regurgitated links like nobody’s business. I didn’t give too much thought to what I was posting, and it was so easy to just click that damn “Share” button on Facebook. If you don’t give a shit about your page, then, by all means, “Share” away! However, if you do want your page to be better than average, I’d suggest NOT going on digital autopilot. Here’s why…
My last post discussed the terribleness of this world; the shit that us activists see/read/hear day in and day out. Because of this, it’s INCREDIBLY important to practice self-care. I’m not going to tell you what you should/shouldn’t do for self-care (that’s YOUR bizness), but I’ll give a brief run down of what I do, and why it’s necessary for me.