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“The solution, then, is not to try to make shame storms well targeted, but to make it so they happen as infrequently as possible. Editors should refuse to run stories that have no value except humiliation, and readers should refuse to click on them. It is, after all, the moral equivalent of contributing your rock to a public stoning. We should all develop a robust sense of what is and is not any of our business. Shame can be useful—and even necessary—but it is toxic unless a relationship exists between two people first. A Twitter mob is no more a basis for salutary shaming than an actual mob is for reasoned discussion. That would be true even if the shaming’s relics were not preserved forever by Google, making any kind of rehabilitation impossible”.
This page was set up as a resource for people who are committed to the general principles of protecting human rights and working for a socially just world in which all can thrive free from fear, inequity, and oppression. We want that outlook to be protected and to succeed, which is why we aim to critique those elements that we feel are interfering with this vision.
We recognize that mass movements can often deteriorate into mobbing behaviors that bring fear, violence and cruelty into the world and that this can occur across the political spectrum. We want to focus on the movements and frameworks that claim to speak on behalf of empathy, human rights and social justice because the troublesome patterns that have been arising over the past few years in the world of social justice are likely to escalate if these patterns are left unchecked.
originally posted by: projectvxn
a reply to: zosimov
I don't feel sorry for myself, for others, or for anything. Pity never solved a problem at-large. We need to roll up our ideological sleeves and return to the very real progress we were making before this insane distraction took over our minds.
but wanted to bold this part especially as a reminder that we really WERE getting somewhere good when there was a hijack