bITS 'N CHUNKS
Here on GlobalComment this week I'm thinking out loud about something that really grinds my gears and touches my heart at the same time, and that'ssss....inclusivity! Please give it a read.
Obviously that post is about media specifically, but let me tell you all...why I chose now and that topic. First off, as much as it seems we're taking two steps forward and five steps back, we really are getting there. I feel confident about it for once. But here's why I'm pushing: I am so sick of this shit.
I've had a few incidents this year where I've seen people flip out over being asked to do the bare minimum, e s p e c i a l l y when it comes to issues facing folx with disabilities and matters of gender. I remember thinking to myself, "y'all seriously only do this when someone asks for an image description."
The cry for intersectional feminism and progressiveness has become, "get your SHIT together already." I'm tired of seeing progressive groups turn to casual transphobia, transmisogyny, and ableism. That fails. The old media is starting to lap some of y'all and that's embarrassing. No one is out here about to do your emotional AND physical labor anymore. I'm not asking you to be inclusive, I'm telling you. Stop fan casting Idris Elba in to everything, hold your problematic faves accountable, start casting a more inclusive pool of actors because they're out there and if you don't see them find them, stop piggybacking off existing labor and calling it solidarity, and generally roll up ya sleeves and be better in 2018.
Ia! If you've come this far, you're either looking for weird or you know you've found it...