There is so much of this stuff in my ask box, and most of it not even anonymous, but I don’t want to call out any particular user because I know they’ll then get a lot of hateful asks and the cycle will just continue.
First off, there’s a comma splice in your ask. I just have to let you know that, on account of how I’m a pretentious prick.
I hope that I’m not transphobic. I’ve been public and vocal in my support for the rights of trans people for years, and I’ve tried over the years to amplify trans voices rather than pretending to be able to speak for them.
Look, I am a person, and I am not a particularly good one. I am screwed up and make a lot of mistakes. But I am not a piece of trash. I would imagine that you are also screwed up and make a lot of mistakes, but you aren’t a piece of trash either.
But it is still hurtful—very hurtful—to hear people call me a piece of trash. It just makes me sad to hear, the way I think it would make most people sad to hear. The certainty and lack of nuance in that characterization reflects a broader lack of nuance in online discourse these days that just bums me out.
Wow. People are sending hate mail to John Green, probably at least somewhat because of this recent meme.
Good job you guys!!! Great!! Call someone a piece of trash to their face because you don’t like their writing!!! Call them transphobic because they were defending someone who was ignorant in their youth and has since been educated and was deeply apologetic for her previous ignorance and who was also receiving DEATH THREATS so intensely that she had to remove herself from the internet because she legitimately feared for her safety (but I guess, according to tumblr, that fucking bitch deserved it because people never change and grow as human beings) GOOD WORK! A+ for you, you’re such a GREAT human being wow I’m so proud of you!!! Your mom must be THRILLED that she raised such a WONDERFUL specimen of a human being!!
(sarcastic exclamation points of sarcasm)