So before I begin let me say that the link posted below leads to another forum found on this site in the Diaper Talk Thread. Now with that out of the way I need to half vent half bring light to something I have noticed so often within groups/organizations/communities/identities both in history and as the thread below should show currently an air of toxicity. Cultural and group toxicity is present in so many areas of society and it has never made sense to me. In truth it has often left me frustrated. For example within the LGBTQAI community each individual group fights for their own rights and aims and gains and I understand this. It is significant to seek to grow your own rights for it directly affects you, but how hard is it to also acknowledge you are part of a greater whole I.e. LGBTQAI! This kind of thing can be seen throughout society and history for example the woman's suffrage movement vs the black freedom movement. I understand society perpetuates division and divisiveness, but I beg you try to be consciously aware of how your actions feed into this cycle because it is only when we work from within that any change beyond can come.
So onto my main point this thread http://www.adisc.org/forum/showthrea...aper-In-Family
I got on today because I like lurking in the threads seeing if anything of note comes up and I enjoy see peoples thoughts and what they have to say, but when I read this it made me both upset and sad. I love this community and the responses in this thread were so incredibly harsh and unforgiving. Firstly let me say I understand the poster of the thread was breaking rules and was also asking for assistance in working to undergo something which is consider by myself and others as harmful, but that does not excuse the response. If this Adisc is intended to be a safe haven for people within all communities to seek acceptance and support then why the overwhelming toxic reaction! That is not something found in a safe haven that is something found in the internet..... Even if the person was a troll or someone who was looking for attention that is not excuse to be toxic! If they are saying things like, "I'm ready to die alone. Have no social life. I just want to be incontinent." I don't care if this person is a troll or an attention seeker you DO NOT respond toxicly. If this person is truly suffering or struggling to the point of feeling this way then at the very least advise them to seek counseling and to talk openly with their family or someone they trust about their feelings. Don't just dismiss them as a troll or a terrible person that kind of behavior sends a message to the people who read it. Instead of seeing a community of supportive though stern and honest individuals it shows a community who supports only that it deems worth supporting only that which 'fits' with in the confines of the scope of YOUR idea of what it means to be in this community or to be a member seeking welcome...... A final note THIS IS ALL MY VIEW AND OPINION if you agree cool if not share why and thanks for reading.