The Church of Social Justice

August 7, 2017

Frances Lee, a Seattle based genderqueer scholar and artist, begins their post on Autostraddle with these words:

“There is a particularly aggressive strand of social justice activism weaving in and out of my Seattle community that has troubled me, silenced my loved ones, and turned away potential allies.”

They go on to compare the exclusivism and demands for dogmatic adherence of some social justice activists to that found in certain types of religious communities.  Later in the piece:

“Telling people what to do and how to live out their lives is endemic to religious and to dogmatic activism. It’s not that my comrades are the bosses of me, but that dogmatic activism creates an environment that encourages people to tell other people what to do.”

Read “Excommunicate Me from the Church of Social Justice” on the Autostraddle website.

Recommended.  Thanks to Mihee Kim-Kort for bringing it to our attention via Twitter.

 

Posted by Lē Weaver.

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