Another grey circle, so the website launches in december! Cool! Since you're on hiatus, if we sent in a submission recently, will that be seen? Or should we resend it once you relaunch? xxxx
If you’ve sent in any submissions, we have seen them and have stored them in a folder in gmail (note that if you sent it to email@example.com, it might not have gone through - we’ve been having issues with email forwarding). So if you want to resend it now to firstname.lastname@example.org, feel free! Anything relevant to the cake issue will be considered, and anything else we can talk about for a later issue.
I think my biggest issue with the way Tumblr tends to treat feminism and other issues under the umbrella of intersectionality is that there’s this pervasive culture that has grown out of the idea of “As a marginalized person, you don’t have to be nice.” That doesn’t mean you don’t have to be nice to anyone. It means that you can stand up for yourself and you don’t have to be polite and accommodating to people who are actively trying to harm you. It doesn’t mean that your status as part of a marginalized group means that you have free reign to be an asshole with no repercussions.
You don’t “owe” kindness to other people just because you’re a woman, or a person of color, or LGBT*, or whatever. You should be kind to other people because they’re as human as you are and it’s the least we can do for each other. If you choose not to do that, though, that’s on you. You have as much responsibility to not ruin someone else’s day as everyone else does. Don’t be a dick to someone who doesn’t deserve it. The sheer lack of kindness and empathy and nuance in the world makes me so sad sometimes.
Hi Inconnu! I noticed the blog hasn't been updated in a reeaally long time- are y'all still on hiatus? If so, any idea when the new blog/website will launch? I miss my daily dose of inconnu awesomeness! xxx
Hey, super cool grey circle!
We are still on hiatus, but the new site launches December 1st.
I don’t know if we’ve made the formal announcement on that one or what, but we are hard at work every day on the CAKE ISSUE, which is going to be released exclusively on our new website. So you’ll get 30+ articles, photoshoots, etc. in the month of December in “blog” format, but all of that content will be available to read on December 1.