If you’re starting to think about social justice stuff for the first time now, here are some things to think about.

  1. powerful people are the ones who are most often listened to (who decides who gets represented in media & how? who has political/military power?)
  2. social and historical context matters, a lot.
  3. people usually know a lot more about how they’re marginalised & what they need than someone who doesn’t experience the same kind of marginalisation
  4. sometimes things “everybody is fine with” actually hurt people and unless you’re one of the ones being hurt you might not notice without being told
  5. if someone says something hurts them, it’s important to stop and listen. when people say something is misogynist, racist, etc … they’re saying it is hurting people.