- Oct 26, 2017
You know there are dozens of ways to say "guys, I think you should have more empathy for the author in this case for reasons x y and z" without saying the following... :It isn't the point they were making at all.
What is wrong with you.
The point is that apathy for things that do not affect them is commonplace. Just like how people handwave racism even now because it doesn't affect them.
Look at the Danny Baker situation for how racism is still handwaved away and how yes, civil rights movements across the world are ignored and denigrated by those who do not care about the people hurt.
Instead of trying to create a situation where you can defend this shit, how about acknowledgment that this just isn't on and people who are affected by depictions of disability and disfigurement as a negative trait in media deserve to be heard?
"the stance you took in this thread is the same stance you would have taken at the black community when they started speaking out prior to the civil rights movement"
... And conjugating apathy towards this isolated scenario with apathy towards the civil rights movement.
Just a thought.
As for the bolded, I should be surprised but unfortunately I'm not, it's par for the course at this point whenever posting in these types of threads here. I've never said or suggested any of what you're accusing me of but I hope it makes you feel better to think as such.