productive social justice
August 4, 2012 8:10 PM Subscribe
How can I assert my support of issues that matter to me without going hog wild and kicking a lot of people out of my life?
posted by These Birds of a Feather to Human Relations (34 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Lately a lot of things in my life have sort of pushed my social justice buttons to the nth degree. I'm more sensitive to homophobia, racism, sexism, ableism, etc, than I've ever been in my entire life. Usually I have a pretty productive approach to these things and deal with hot button moments fairly well; now, with all the buzz about Chick-Fil-A filling my newsfeed on a daily basis, a big part of me wants to declare to the people in my life that if they support bigotry and hate of that nature, we're through as friends.
I really want to take a stand against the things that I've listed above, but I worry that me having a knee-jerk reaction is just not a productive way of handling my strong emotions right now. How can I assert my support of the issues that matter to me and satisfy that need without going hog wild and kicking a lot of people out of my life?