Daily Shite came under attack during the weekend after Sara posted a satirical image which made fun of the current slacktivisim campaign on Facebook, which is to change your avatar to a cartoon in order to raise awareness of child abuse: Congratulations Facebook, You Ended Child Abuse!
My lack of affection for slactivism is well known and while we at deplore child abuse in all it’s forms, we strongly feel that campaigns such as this achieve little except to allow a bunch of people to give themselves a self-congratulatory pat on the back for doing SFA.
I’ve discussed in the comments on the post how you can actually DO something to make a difference – donation, volunteering, training etc… so I’m not going to get into that here.
Needless to say, our stance that this is little more than ego masturbation for the armchair activist has resulted in us being seen as very bad people. You know the kind – those who support pedophilia, hate children and don’t like puppies.
Such is the price that is paid for engaging your brain and not being one of the sheeple!
Rather than bore you with a lengthy post about the ineffectual nature of slactivisim, how disgusting and insulting this campaign is and discussing how it trivialises a real and terrible problem, I urge you to watch the video below.
Recorded by Phil Baumann, this video encapsulates what I want to say on the matter far more eloquently than I can manage at the moment. I implore you to watch this before commenting.