I was at a birthday party for a person in the grrrlVIRUS and Clementine, drunkenly, got really upset with me for no reason really other then me asking why she insisted on drawing different boundaries with me because I’m gender queer and stood up and started yelling about how, because I’m…
this is so disheartening. clementine’s response is totally inadequate as well seeing as they continue to misgender you by referring to you as male-identified. i’m sorry.
wow being drunk is a shitty excuse for anything, and saying that you have “a long and bad relationship with alcohol” doesn’t make it any more legitimate. I realize that clementine doesn’t speak for the entire Grrrlvirus movement, but if you’re going control/ have a blog that is a large source of information about the movement, then it’s important to live up to the standards that you support.
The Grrrlvirus tumblr is starting to disappoint me. With this post, the second response (which still doesn’t seem acceptable), and the picture of Lady Gaga, it’s starting to seem like this particular tumblr isn’t the best representation of the movement.
Clementine may not speak for grrrlVIRUS as a whole, but I have not seen other grrrlVIRUS supporters speak out against Clementine’s actions and be supportive of trans*/non-binary persons.
Because of this (and because of another critique I read that I agree with), I have to say that I am done with grrrlVIRUS. I hope that grrrlVIRUS improves, but I honestly don’t see it happening.