So, there's this person in the Classic Who fandom on Tumblr who pretty much everyone hates. This is because she is a homophobic, transphobic, racist, misogynist, anti-feminist, anti-choice piece of shit. Most people that confront her are, quite understandably, somewhat emotional. I sent her this in a misguided attempt to make her see that she is hurting people:
Here’s what I sent:
“I want to try to explain to you why the things you say about lgbt people are harmful and why people are upset with you. I’m going to do it calmly, without insulting you or using curse words or anything else. I won’t even use my beloved caps lock. I’m also not going to submit this anonymously; I’m going to put my name to it. So please hear me out. You say that you don’t hate anyone, that there is no hatred behind your words and that you only feel love for everyone. Okay, that may be true. But regardless of your intentions, the words still hurt people. You may not think that reaction is rational, but it is going to occur all the same. The things you say are going to hurt people, even if you don’t want them to or mean for them to or think that that makes sense. Words are not “just words.” Words are powerful. They can build empires and they can topple them. They can give people hope and they can take it away. You may just be one individual speaking your mind, but your words contribute to a larger culture and environment that serves to make already marginalized people feel even more unwelcome in society. You are allowed to have your opinions, and you are allowed to voice them, but you should be aware that doing so will cause distress to other people. I’m sure you don’t want to cause distress to other people, and you may not understand why they are distressed, but that’s not going to stop it from happening.”
This was her reply:
“I am one anonymous person, hated by all, with no influence whatsoever, speaking what I believe to be right. They are many, a collective entity with much power. So why do they get so riled up? Perhaps it is because they fear what I have to say, as it may destabilize their utopia.”
I DON’T KNOW WHETHER TO LAUGH OR CRY.