It certainly looks like a bunch of people disrespecting Ms. GD when it’s all taken out of context in little snippets. And, I know I’m usually pretty disrespectful, so I understand the confusion.
But here’s what I actually said in response to her post:
Sincerely disappointed by the use of a slur here. It’s completely unnecessary and NOT EVEN A LITTLE BIT appropriate.
The rest of what she’s posted from me has been taken out of context from my blog, where I made an open apology for not noticing before because people where (rightfully) hurt and upset that the slur had gone unnoticed. More than 300 posts ago.
So, to everyone who thinks I was disrespecting her, I wasn’t. I’ve said I was disappointed. I’ve refrained from my usual language (which I know you’re familiar with) out of respect. Even in my posts about her.
I, like a lot of people, treated Ms. GD with respect in drawing her attention to the fact that that slur wasn’t okay to use. In return, she has spit in everyone’s faces and taken random quotes from people out of context to make them look like they’re in the wrong, bashed them on her blog (not by contacting them), and didn’t even actually tag them in the post.
Respect was met with malice and cowardice, but not by who she’d like you to believe was dealing it out.
In case you missed it. Here’s what I actually said and where the quotes Ms. GD is responding to came from.
The screencaps don’t include the reblog where I said I had followed her because I was intrigued by the blog but hadn’t seen enough of it to form an opinion—so I followed in order to form that opinion, like a lot of people do.
It’s not there, because it was actually too far back in my archives for me to find.
I’d like to thank anyone who reblogged this. If you could do so, I would be much obliged.
Reblogging to support my Khal and non-douchebags everywhere.
The offending party is pretty much Nothing in my book now. Her actions are despicable, and she will no longer be featured or supported by this blog or its affiliated accounts and websites.
I’m on my fourth message from PoC who have been attacked or ignored by Ms. GD. Ms. GD is essentially telling them how to react to a word used to oppress them.
I am so beyond disappointed in her. What is this bullshit. What is it. You know better, GD. Ew.
this is ridiculous. from someone who knows so much and has so much to offer and who a lot of us admire so much, it’s ridiculous. reblogging mostly to let you guys know, because i was going to stay out of it but this particular development is…sort of gut-wrenchingly disappointing. ugh.
So I’ll probably tell you guys about it later but we held a circle because of reasons, and I’ve never done like…a proper circle before nor have I had the opportunity to work with my friend RoboAnnie before, but that was a really enjoyable experience, me and her and Tyro working together, with my and Annie’s respective patrons helping.
Ugh. All the deities. All of the mischief-making chaos gods wrt lighters refusing to light and paper refusing to catch and candles going out, jfc.
Also met Sigyn.
Who is an extremely forceful presence and who sort of swept into the room and didn’t give us a name and then we had to figure out who the fuck, but I had a conversation with her and she’s lovely.
But yes. More later. That was entertaining.
Apparently I needed my ass kicked into gear.
I’m gonna go start on your food now.
is ‘thorsven’ a thing? (cause I’ve been looking for the name followers of thor give themselves like the ‘lokeans’)
there was a discussion on heathenproblems at one point over whether there were gender-neutral terms for the followers of other norse gods, since “lokean” is a neatly gender-neutral term. most others follow the older tradition of “-dottir” or “-son”, or go with refer to themselves as, say, “freyrsman” or “baldrswoman”, depending on the sort of relationship they have with the deity. trouble is, these are heavily gendered. the solution they came up with was “-ven”, which if i recall means “friend”. so it’s a thing, but it’s a relatively new thing!