I’ve been on Tumblr for 387 days. I’ve made 824 posts. I currently have 61,348 followers.
During my time on this platform I’ve posted many things that were silly, many that were heartfelt and a number of things (either posted here or posted on Twitter and referenced here by others) that were problematic.
Yesterday was an example of the latter.
During last night’s live tweeting of Sleepy Hollow I made a post that, although in no way my intention, overtly contributed to the rape culture climate that normalizes and trivializes very serious and very real instances in which people (mostly women) are victimized.
Intention, of course, does not mitigate offense.
What I wrote was not OK and without qualification or equivocation I apologize.
I’m especially thankful to those of you who reached out to me personally to share your thoughts and engaged in an active dialogue about this issue.
I also appreciate the perspective of those who continue to throw shade, who are disappointed, who think I’m full of shit/insincere/misogynistic/have no business in fandom/try too hard/etc.
In the words of carnivaloftherandom (whose post on the need to include more diverse voices on this issue was VERY informative to me - http://carnivaloftherandom.tumblr.com/post/80011851294/rainn-has-become-part-of-rape-culture) I will endeavor to FAIL BETTER.
Thanks for your time in reading this note.