My Reaction to the WOC "Safe-Space" Thing
Apparently, some white bloggers are objecting to being left out of WOC "safe-space". Their argument seems to be (and this is a patchy aggregate) that this inhibits coalitions. It doesn't. They remind me of the kid who thinks she has to be with her best friend every single day afterschool and at every lunch and recess and they have to sit next to each other on the bus both ways too, or else they're not really "best friends". Maybe that's a bad analogy, but I'm leaving it. Anyway, good people: stay out of safe spaces you're not supposed to be in. It's divisive (much more so than those spaces existing), disrespectful, pompous, and, frankly, fucking embarassing. Yes, it makes you feel left out, of course it does, if you are close with these folks. But it's not about you, it's not meant to hurt you, it's about what other people need.