For the first time ever I have entirely scrapped a post and decided to re-write the whole thing. Though my intentions for the original post were meant to be positive, looking back at it, it was written so badly, it had to go. Sorry for any one who had read the original post and liked it, looking at it now, I really don’t.
When I first started blogging I honestly had no idea about how my language and posts could come across. I was so built up that everyone should be treated equal and you should be able to say whatever the fuck you wanted but that is not the case. I was blinded by my own privileges to actually see that people DO NOT have free speech. And that you should take away peoples voices if the platform and the content is poisonous.
Now one thing I’m going to still agree with out of all of the whole post. Tumblr still annoys me, and I feel like it brings up a lot of hate and fighting, when it could be used to fight a better purpose. I however am using it a bit more now, and have removed blogs that I feel are poisonous.
I also posted about trigger warnings. And although I feel like “trigger” has been turned into a fucking joke, and it really has by some. I now totally understand why people use content warnings. People can be affected by what you write, how you respond, and everyone is entitled to have an opinion and also have the ability not to read something that might bring them distress. For the people who read my previous post, I am sorry.
I still however feel that anyone can be educated and have their mind changed about opinion. I feel like at some point we have all made mistakes and taken part in things that we shouldn’t have, but we have learned and have been educated. I however feel that it’s not my place to always educate cis people about my transition or always educate about my mental health. Its in the individual to learn by themselves.
Since writing this I have learned that if you have the ability to speak freely, you should do so and in positivity towards minorities that might not have the same privileges as you do. That if you see something unjust, you should call it out and erase the problem. You should also continue to keep using your abilities to speak up, even when oppressive people try and shoot you down.
Finally, I would like to apologise from the bottom of my heart about the original post. I am very sorry about what I wrote and I have learned from the experience.