Afternoon Inqueery

AI: Showing Support?

This week Ashley Paramore posted a YouTube video about her experience of being sexually assaulted at TAM (Tigger warning on the video – don’t watch it if you don’t want to hear someone describe that kind of thing). I watched the video, made a supportive comment, and moved on. Ashley isn’t someone I actualy know at all so it’s not like she’s a friend I can reach out to much. But I realized that felt incredibly inadequate. I want to be actively supportive of people when they go public with something like this because I know how incredibly hard that can be and how much nasty pushback people often get. However, I don’t really know HOW to go about being supportive.

How do you show support for people doing and saying hard things on the internet?

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Benny Vimes

Benny Vimes

Benny Vimes is a queer polyamorous transman, curious skeptic, and enthusiastic seeker of knowledge. He's an undergraduate student in his 30's and loves teaching people about alternative sexuality and gender issues.

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