This blog is authored by two “left-leaning,” equality-minded individuals; however:
— Because of the “101”-style nature of this blog, it is not necessarily considered to be a “safe space” for all individuals. Commenters will often be asking questions that might make some readers cringe, feel unwelcome, or get very angry, not to mention offended. It is not our intention to offend or insult anyone; however, it is our intention to help people newer to social justice movements better understand our positions, which means that seemingly ignorant or insulting questions may be hiding in the comments.
…Of course, you can trust that overtly racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist, etc. comments and dialogue will not be tolerated.
–We are both white, 20-something Americans. imnotme is male and cacophonies is female. cacophonies was raised in a fairly large Midwestern city in the United States, and imnotme was raised in both a rural Mexican village and the suburban Midwestern US. We will be blogging from these perspectives.
While we are aware of the privileges we hold and try everyday to remain cognizant of what that means and behave accordingly, hostile accusations of racism, homophobia, ableism, or any other prejudice will not be tolerated. It’s not productive.
…That said, constructive, respectful criticisms of tone, word usage, etc., are always welcome.
The purpose of this blog is to welcome engaging, rational, and respectful dialogue, and a place where people can go to learn and ask questions about feminism or feminist perspectives.
— This blog covers a variety of topics related to social justice issues, with a focus on feminism. We may not always cover all topics with equal frequency.
— While we use this blog to attempt to help educate people (and ourselves), we are going to be doing our best at refraining from using excessive feminist or academic jargon or rhetoric. The point is not to preach to the choir, but to help other people who may not be so convinced understand what feminism’s goals are and why feminism is still important and relevant.