A group dedicated to talking and writing about the experience of being queer, disabled, a woman, a trans*person, a person of color, or in some other religious, socio-economic, or other minority.
Welcome to the re-vamped protagonize social justice group! Here, we can talk about anything from the politics of oppression in our daily lives to the ways in which characters and works are affected by the ever-reaching influence of race, ethnicity, class, gender, and sexual orientation.
- Please refrain from overly-harsh criticisms, as some of our members may be in difficult mental states. (ex. "This poem could use some work" is okay while "You suck; this is terrible!" is not.)
- If you are posting about something which might cause post-traumatic stress or excessive pain in others, tag "trigger warnings" such as rape, racism, eating disorders, homophobia, self-harm, etc. ("tw rape", "tw racism," etc.)
- Remember that some people may come from different cultural backgrounds than you, and may have different opinions. As long as their views are not hateful, and they treat everyone with respect, I ask that you offer them the same.
We will be using the "Big 8" and "Little 4" identifiers as a way to discuss the various categories on which most oppression is based. The Big 8 are as follows:
- Sexual Orientation
- Socio-Economic Status
And here are the Little 4
- Family Structure
- Life-Changing Event
Chris Hayes, anchor of a weekend show on MSNBC said that "Spreadsheets are the cornerstone of social change." So let's whip out our MS Excel programs and change the world!