Things people have posted on Facebook have made me so…damn…angry tonight. I hate when people think that being not-privileged in one or two ways, makes them completely able to be sanctimonious. Yeah, you’re pissed Ferguson outrage isn’t as “viral” as ALS fundraising. Don’t be a fuck-wagon about it and bitch that it is an “embarrassment” that we “care more” about ALS than PoC. That’s just myopic and downright ignorant.
I’m pissed money for HIV prevention has nose-dived in the past decade. I’m pissed LGBT (especially T-women) are threatened (verbally and physically), beaten, and murdered at outrageous rates even in “safe” big cities. I’m pissed that the mentally ill are either supported by their families or left to fend for themselves on the street.
I’m pissed about all those things that affect me. But you know what I’m not doing? Being a nut-punch and writing holier-than-thou, sanctimonious, blog posts about how raising money and attention for ALS is detracting from my cause. You know what? If I think my causes are not viral/talked about…I yell louder, I get creative. I don’t shit on people with a deadly disease to make my damn point.