CAN YOU PRACTICE ACTIVISM ON SOCIAL MEDIA?
Some activists (I have only experienced this being other feminists) are quick to judge other activists using SoMe.
The arguments are basically centered around these activists only being cyber activists (=only existing in cyber space) and use the label activist as a branding strategy to make their brand more valuable to compensate for shallow and superficial content. Cyber activists are accused for only contribute w. digestible mainstream content, while capitalising the cause they are claiming to work for.
And to be fair, there are examples of influencers on social media who do this for own good and not greater good.
There are examples of this in the body positive community, where women with the same privilege profile as myself (able bodied, white and curves) have taken the position as leaders of the movement, even though the movement was made by and for marginalized bodies. Worst case scenario, they are aware of this but profit too much from their position to back out and in that way contributes to the system that oppresses marginalized bodies - while earning 💰. Here you can talk about using the label "activist" for selfish reasons, creating superficial content and capitalising a cause. If not used as a branding strategy, they are simply uneducated about where the movement originates from and the purpose of it.
BUT examples of this also exist in the real world - not only on SoMe.
GENERALLY SPEAKING: SoMe is often an extension of our own lives, so if you follow an IG that post about BLM, the person behind this IG probably cares about BLM as well. I don't buy the premise that you can only be cyber activist.
I use my IG as a tool in my activism & as a portfolio, where I post projects I am currently working on IRL. I have found participants & even gotten crowdfunding from my followers to create the campaign The Face Of A Survivor - a campaign featuring 3 women sharing their sexual assaults to shine a light on rape culture. Wouldn't call this a product of ego centered cyber activism.
To the feminists that think all that loose value bc I post a bikini pic: Read up on the Madonna/Whore complex & stop reinforcing it 💘
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