Sloth Mom 🦥 @CaseyExplosion Internet sloth, and gigantic nerd. Avatar by @skutchdraws banner by @LiquidAzalea. She/her. Streaming Tues/Wed/Thurs/Sun at: twitch.tv/caseyexplosion Oct. 12, 2019 1 min read

I have really come to loathe how "activist" is being used, often pejoratively, in this dogwhistle manner. It's suggesting of bias, of someone acting with vested interests.

See also how any trans person who speaks up gets labeled a "trans activist"

"Activist" is suggesting of something vocational. It is so often used to delegitimize, to dismiss, or to hang doubt on the sincerity of a person's position.

It's a particularly worrying trend.

PS. Don't call me an activist.


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