frangipani: a bird escaping its cage (higher and higher)
frangipani ([personal profile] frangipani) wrote in [community profile] steampunk_nusantara 2010-03-25 04:48 pm (UTC)

I'm inclined to agree with this, and also [personal profile] nyarlathotep's point about safe spaces. In this instance I do think that a contributor should have a greater degree of access to decision-making processes and spaces for private interaction than an observer, partly because I feel this would nurture and encourage participation, but also because [community profile] steampunk_nusantara was born in an environment where consciously and openly questioning established Western-centric narratives and Orientalism in steampunk haven't always led to pleasant experiences -- and, for that matter, sometimes involves ourselves having to unpack our own privileges and internalised assumptions.

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