some Kemetic Orthodox folks are behaving disappointingly
I really need to think about whether or not I can be a part of a community that has so much vitriol to spew at the thought of a PoC Safe Space chat.
I’m so horrified at the characterization of such a space as “pushing a political agenda.” Are you gonna go into the LGBT safe space chat and start yelling about how they’re pushing the “gay agenda,” too? Just… really?
This isn’t about me. This isn’t about you. This is about THEM and what THEY need and over my dead body are you going to deny those needs.
I don’t mean to be all WHITE CRUSADER SAVIOR RAWR and I apologize if I’m coming off that way, but, as a member of several other minority groups, and as someone whose partner is Lakota Sioux, this makes me so angry. This has got to stop.
What Heart said. I mean, I won’t personally be tempted to leave until the swing of balance shifts to hold more willfully ignorant and racist people like that than the open-minded members. But right now, the opposite is true. (: There are more members who understand, who stand up for what’s right than trying to throw around their weight for what’s wrong.
Sorry if I made anyone feel like you had to talk me out of leaving—I did question my decision to have the RPD and become a Shemsu, but I’m not at all to the point of leaving yet (staying Remetj a little longer, maybe; we’ll see). I just get really pessimistic really fast, and I have to keep reminding myself that good people exist.
Anyway, I’m glad the chat is getting off the ground despite certain, ah, roadbumps.
(a brief break from my tumblr break)
The entire situation infuriates me. Temple leadership stood have stepped in on this WEEKS ago. The fact that Shemsu-Ankh, our religion’s elders are among the loudest of these is very alarming to me. I am hoping the Nisut puts an end to this.