Personal and Professional Stories of A Working Human
Twitter can be a safe haven, but it can also be a place a lot like the pettiest bits of high school. People telling you who you can hang out with, hell even who you can like. I understand on principal why you wouldn’t want to interact with certain people, but if you disagree with their views and you haven’t seen evidence to the contrary, then it’s really your choice.
I make a conscious effort to unfollow and block any abusive fuckheads who say bigoted things, but there are some people who I see people asking everyone to hate because of their views of them, and I don’t feel like I should be punished for disagreeing with random claims that I have looked up and found either unfounded, or to be old truths that have since been rectified.
All that being said, if someone is being transphobic or otherwise shitty, I’m interested to know about it because this is behavior I do not support EVER and I don’t wish to be associated with anyone like that. Just realize that people are capable of change and it’s not always mature to just flat out refuse to forgive someone for their previous stupidity. In fact that’s the whole point. When someone realizes a mistake, admits its, and changes, that’s why I even give a shit. That is the whole point of activism, to educate and change the world.