30 Social Media Activism Rules for the Resistance

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Social Media Activism Can Be Fraught Hey, I get it. You’re an activist, but you have a boss, a family, neighbors, that one dude from high school, and several law enforcement agencies with access to your social media feed. Newsflash: even if you don’t realize it, that first sentence is something you should assume to be true. So. How do you #resist and stay (mostly) out of trouble? 1) Speech has consequences. Be prepared to back up what you say and be able to defend it to any or all of the above. Your online presence is creating your “brand”.…

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Professionals: Be a Leader in Social Justice

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I’m a business owner. I’m a professional social worker bound by a code of ethics and a set of practice standards. I have been told, by people who know better, that I can’t speak out politically. That I can’t cuss in public. That I can’t write about my personal life or talk about it, because “that would be unprofessional”.  That I can’t be a leader in the social justice movement “because it’s controversial”.  Don’t believe it. Your profession, your professionalism, creates an obligation to speak out against injustice, and for the rights of people who look up to you and…

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White Supremacy is in the Small Things

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  Hey, fellow white folk: I really appreciate all the folk standing up lately against white supremacy. Really.  And. Standing up against something egregious is *easy*. You look to your left and your right, and you see lots of people smiling and nodding at you. So it’s easy to chant along.  And. I have to ask. What are you doing about white supremacy when it’s not so obvious?  When Colin Kaepernick takes a knee and can no longer work in his field.  When your uncle (aunt, father, brother, daughter) says “But what about those thugs in #BLM?They’re exactly the same.”…

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In the Room With Sexual Assault Survivors

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(CN: Graphic discussion of the effects of sexual assault. Really graphic.) Hey, Betsy DeVos. Nearly every workday I have at least one extended conversation with a fellow survivor of sexual assault, usually acquaintance rape, that is either about that sexual assault directly, or about the effects it has had on that person’s life. In the years I’ve worked as a therapist, well over 80% of the women and over 50% of the I have worked with have had at least one encounter in their lives that is legally defined as sexual assault or molestation. I realize this is not a…

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