Ricky Gervais, Jerry Seinfeld, Patton Oswalt – some of the biggest names in comedy are claiming that political correctness is hurting comedy. So is it true? These points show quite the opposite.
No ally is “perfect” – so like this author, you’ve probably made some mistakes. This author’s getting real about his missteps, and we can all learn from the lessons he took away from them.
Have you ever made this comparison? You might think that showing “concern” for smokers and fat people is all just about encouraging people to be healthy. Here’s a comic with an essential reality check.
If you’re white and these phrases are familiar, then you may have whitesplained. This info will help you recognize the most common ways of whitesplaining – and learn how it’s getting in the way of racial justice.
Do gender reveal parties make sense anymore? They don’t have negative intentions, but here’s how these pink and blue extravaganzas can hurt people like this author – with ideas for what to do instead.
Have you ever been called a social justice warrior? This “leaked footage” from Franchesca “Chescaleigh” Ramsey takes us through SJW training camp to show how absurd this “insult” really is.
“Our minds are fine. It’s our legs that don’t work.” Have you ever come across this sentiment in disability activism – or expressed it yourself? This author gets where you’re coming from, but you’ve got to find out how it’s hurtful.
“Bisexual men are really just gay.” When a man who isn’t straight is dating a woman, myths like this one stigmatize both of them. Make sure you’re not adding to the stigma by falling for any of these misconceptions.
“I’m gonna feed you!” Many people think of volunteering abroad as a good thing – but have you considered the actual impact it can have? Check out this video from SAIH Norway that sums up the problem with “voluntourism” in Africa.
This author is still learning about his gender – but he knows he’s not a man. So what does it mean for people to think he “looks” like man? Join him as he unpacks some tough questions about gender.