smolcat wrote (edited )

Reply to comment by Fossidarity in [POLICY] Suicide Goading by bloodrose

unfortunately people with severe mental illness who might be triggered by that kind of talk aren't really in the forefront of these folks' minds.

oddly though they should be but yet they aren't. i'm kinda floored a "radical" platform has to have this discussion


smolcat wrote (edited )

Would you complain if someone jumped out of a building to their death and suggest that the laws of gravity are oppressive?

I'd complain if someone pushed me out of the building because I was going to end up on the ground anyways instead of giving me a chance to look for the stairs, otherwise you're probably not going to run into a whole lot of substantive disagreement because nobody really argues about the need to live within ecological limits.

EDIT also holding to positions that marginalized people consistently criticize as bigoted could mean one of 2 things:

  • oppressed people don't know what they're talking about
  • you don't know what you're talking about