Neo_Prodigy (neo_prodigy) wrote in noscans_daily,
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Visibility Is Not Progress

A few posts back I was having a discussion with box_in_the_box and in one of the threads he mentioned the issue of "friendly fire" in that when the execution of minority characters/progressive issues (in this case we were discussing LGBTQ issues/characters) is so poorly executed (even good-faith attempts), that it does more harm than good.

His point really struck a chord with me and for days I couldn't shake it and for the life of me I didn't understand why. I then realized it's related to something I've been discussing for years. To take his point even further, one of the biggest obstacles in the progressive struggle is that people often conflate visibility for equality and progress.

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