I didn't know how to check who of my mutuals is following JKR until a second ago. I made the horrible, painful mistake of looking to see.

I don't even have any words. so many people I care about follow her, that I can't even say I'll just start unfollowing people.
is it just willful ignorance? is it that a lot of people who claim to care about marginalized identities will shout from the rooftops about Black lives, but don't give af about trans ppl (& everyone else that she's hurt)? do they think her violence against trans ppl...
...is somehow separated from all of the conversations we've been having? what I would *like* to think is that they don't even realize they're still following her.

as I say every time I come on here now, mercury is in retrograde and I'm supposed to be staying away for a reason.
"it's just following, it's not hurting anyone" (as I imagine someone might be thinking)

following legitimizes platform. most of you I bet unfollowed authors in our community recently shown to be problematic and abusive. why not JKR? do you not see her as problematic/abusive? 🤔
hey everyone, please stop trying to defend the "hate following", it's pretty steeped in privilege. I'm sure a lot of cis folks are able to follow JKR to keep a tabs on how hurtful she is. I don't know many trans and enby ppl who can stomach doing that.
I'm gonna go ahead and speak for myself when I say: I really don't care if you're hate following her. it still hurts me, tbqh, bc you're still putting your own desire to watch (for what? why? entertainment?) over the fact that you are legitimizing a harmful, painful platform.
as for "I don't know I'm following her", that's the only excuse that I'll accept at this point because I'd have to spend way too much time unfollowing many, many mutuals. but, it isn't that hard to check if you're following her and click that "unfollow" button.
and, one last point: as a lot of amazing people have kindly pointed out, you don't need to literally follow someone to see what they're up to. you can put them on a list called "pos TERFs" w/o legitimizing them, or just search their name to see their posts
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