Category Archives: Rae’s Rules

Rae’s Rules to Remember #82: Fake Allyship

Fake allyship. Performative allyship. Whatever you want to call it, I’m sick of it. If you’re unfamiliar with this bullshit trend, it’s when someone who claims to be an ally proves that they only say so to make themselves look … Continue reading

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Rae’s Rules to Remember #81: Stop using the term “friend-zoned”

If you Google the definition of “friend zone” right now, this is what comes up: “a situation in which a friendship exists between two people, one of whom has an unreciprocated romantic or sexual interest in the other.” The key … Continue reading

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Rae’s Rules to Remember #80: Stop promoting harmful gender stereotypes to children

Even from a young age we teach children the wrong things. This carries on all through adolescence and unfortunately into adulthood. At some point our society realizes the harm in these ridiculous stereotypes but many are afraid to speak out … Continue reading

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Rae’s Rules to Remember #79: When White Authors Write Minority Characters

Hey there! Haven’t posted one of these in months but hopefully there will be much more to come. The inspiration for this article came from reading two separate posts about this topic, both written by white bloggers. The first was … Continue reading

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Rae’s Rules to Remember #78: Ignoring racism won’t make it “go away”

“The only way to end racism is to stop talking about it.” In case you didn’t already know, this quote is complete bullshit. Ignoring a problem is not the proper way to handle it. For example, if you find out … Continue reading

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Rae’s Rules to Remember #77: Stop Slut Shaming

*I apologize in advance that language here is very binary, but keep reading and you’ll see why* According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary (and almost every other dictionary) the definition of a slut is “a promiscuous woman.” Ironically there’s no set … Continue reading

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Rae’s Rules to Remember #76: Self Care is NOT Selfish

One of my biggest pet peeves is when people discuss self care and say, “Everyone needs to selfish once in a while.” NO. Taking care of yourself is not selfish. Self careĀ is a freaking necessity. Surely, you’ve heard the phrase … Continue reading

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