I’d originally intended to present this without commentary. Instead, I would like to say the following:
Guess what? It worked.
How many “They say they want to make thing better but then they send messages telling people to kill themselves” comments have you seen when someone get’s called out? How many times have you seen someone say “I was going to say something but then I saw the kinds of messages the person was getting so I didn’t?” How many times have you heard someone say that they “Hate” Social Justice bloggers because of this very thing?
Congratulations! Those of you who refused to say something, refused to call someone out because you didn’t like how someone ELSE called them out. You have been manipulated by bigots. All because they think “Social Justice” is going to ruin their good time.
These people are sick. Truly sick. There is no excuse for their actions. None the less, when you decided that you would let the racism go, the trans* phobia go, the sexism go, the whatever sick thing go BECAUSE someone sent a message telling someone to commit suicide, you let the bigots win TWICE. You let the people sending the messages win and you let the asshole who needed to be called out in the first place win.
Now that you know, THINK before you refuse to DO.
Side note: Death threats always seem to come from “Anon.” Yet, the “I hate the Social Justice Bloggers” people are SURE that it came from the SJ community. From this point on, I have every reason to believe that anyone who blames an anonymous death threat on the the SJ community is the one actually sending the threat.