SRS: Yellow

TW: people being afraid to come out as plural, bigotry against plurals

I know a prominent SJ activist on tumblr. They recently came out to me as being part of a plural system. I asked them, mostly out of curiosity, why they weren’t open about it.

They told me that they knew that if they came out, all of their credibility would vanish. Everything they’d written on -isms, justice, every person they’d helped or educated, nothing would matter once people found out they shared their head with others. Given the state of tumblr’s opinion on plurals, I had to agree.

So.

Can we stop being fail about plurals now?

  1. neurodivergentleman reblogged this from secretsofthedisabled
  2. kyanve reblogged this from rat-trails and added:
    This. So much this. The “you have to play blackout bingo or you’re not Valid for whatever disability or...
  3. kyanve answered: thank you so much. It starts feeling like you have to black out a bingo card just to get accepted, and it’s honestly ridiculous.
  4. rat-trails reblogged this from secretsofthedisabled
  5. rat-trails answered: You’re my hero.
  6. apinballwizard answered: no
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  8. secretsofthedisabled reblogged this from poisondartwolf and added:
    (Bolding mine.) Exactly! You’ve written this beautifully! Thank you.
  9. campdracula5eva answered: Hey, let said person know that my blog is v. much plural friendly if they ever wanna talk :)
  10. lichgem reblogged this from secretsofthedisabled
  11. silveth reblogged this from poisondartwolf and added:
    I’m not plural, but this is one of the main reasons I am not out as otherkin on Facebook and such places: I fear that...
  12. poisondartwolf reblogged this from secretsofthedisabled and added:
    This is something that interests me. It’s not specific to plural and otherkin, though that particular bit does show up...