Elizabeth Scripturient (the delinquent, ecumenical (hermionesviolin) wrote,
Elizabeth Scripturient (the delinquent, ecumenical

Becaue it's nice to see other people thinking the same thing.

from hellojacquio’s manifesto:

While I agree that apathy and inertia sometimes require more confrontational techniques in order to engage students on the issues, I did not at any point give up my right to choose when and where I become active, or the degree to which I engage, or the ways in which I choose to approach activism and education. In many cases, what you think of as a critical issue might stand elsewhere in my mind, and while a certain degree of literacy, interest, and education are required of members of a community, this does not give you the right to shove your issues down my throat.

It does not give you the right to shame me for choosing my health or my work over engagement sometimes, because we can't all be activists all the time. We just can't.

It does not give you the right to demand that I rise to your level of awareness on your issue of the moment--and it doesn't give me the right to demand the same of you on mine.

It does not give you the right to determine the issues that dominate my education.

It does not give you the right to not sign your name or continuously disrupt my life. It does not give you the right to abrogate yourself from responsibility or justification for your actions. It does not give you the right to assume that you have my unquestioned acceptance and assent in regard to your efforts. It does not give you the right to speak for me. And it does not give you the right to prioritize your activism over my own.

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