Be decent human being

Because this still needs to be said:

— If you assault someone – you assaulted them. They didn’t deserve it, ask for it, or anything of the sort. You did it. You.

— Blaming the harassed for being harassed is not only counter productive it is also part of the problem.

— Not helping people and keeping quiet when you see people harassed, attacked or otherwise assaulted makes you part of the problem and insures things will not get better.

— Being an ally also means knowing when to shut the fuck up, when conversations aren’t about you, and when to step away.

— If you are not of the group being attacked and harassed, chances are you do not know what it is like. You think you do. You may have a clue. But chances are you really don’t. Want to learn – ask and listen. Don’t debate, don’t explain: Ask. And. Listen.

So come on, be decent human being. It really isn’t that hard:

Step 1: Don’t harass people.
Step 2: Stop others who do.
Step 3: Learn and listen.
Step 4: Help people when they need it.

Taa. Daa.

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By Adam P. Knave

Adam P. Knave wrote this, but you knew that, since this is his site. That's kinda how it works.

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