I replied to someone's criticism of how the 'It Gets Better' movement was leaving out a large group of people being bullied. While I am not the best at speaking or writing I wanted to share my thoughts again here since the conversation was deleted:
Why do you have a problem with people bringing attention to it?
People are starving in Africa, animals are being mistreated everywhere, sex trafficking is a plague, children are still getting molested.
Awful shit happens in the world.
But that doesn't mean you should criticize the people who are trying to being attention to a cause they believe in.
If you feel like it's leaving people out then throw your support behind a program that does what you believe in OR start your own movement.
There are far better things you can do with your time than discourage people who are trying to make a difference. That's just kind of....awful, to be honest. I mean really, you're criticizing people trying to help others. Just because it's not the 'others' you care about doesn't mean they're not trying to do something good.
Considering how little good is done in the world why not just let them DO IT instead of telling them they're doing it wrong.
Not very eloquent but hopefully the idea came across.
Trufacts: I hate PETA. I find their methods and even some of their ideas (like putting down pets that need to be re-homed because they think it's more 'humane') repulsive. So I support the ASPCA and my local shelters.
Lets redirect negative feelings towards things like that and actually do something about something we care about instead, you know?