Mar. 19th, 2011

I'm sorry.

Mar. 19th, 2011 12:13 pm
voltairine: (zine)
Okay, so a piece I wrote about Sady Doyle's ableism a while back was reposted elsewhere and there was some messed up ableism in the piece itself, which people rightfully took issue with and pointed out.

I wasn't thinking critically when I wrote the piece - I was ranting, responding in the moment, and clearly there is ableist shit that I haven't worked out of my vocabulary, and it came through. There's not really an excuse for that; my reaction was from a place of anger at being scapegoated and marginalized by someone who should know better, which just makes it even more awful that in that reaction I scapegoated and marginalized ANOTHER group of people when I myself should know better. It just was shitty of me. Erasing ableist language from my vocabulary is something that I take really seriously, and so I'm really, really grateful that someone pointed it out to me in this case (for real, thank you - I know how hard it is to do that sometimes, so many props to everyone who pointed out the issues with my language use).

So, I am really sorry if my language was hurtful to anyone reading that piece. I fucked up. It won't happen again.

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