Because why go outside (gasp!) and get involved when you can just like and reblog posts from the comfort of your home.
Because sometimes you’re young, and can’t leave your area, or parents won’t let You get involved. so the only thing you can do is spread the message so someone who can help will see it.
"Aaaand made a comic to make people feel bad about themselves, when I’m not doing anything either. Gee that was good use of my time."
sometimes people are disabled, and cant leave their homes. sometimes protests can literally result in people dying.
spread of information is IMPORTANT and has its own place in activism. dont discredit it. any of the protests i personally have been to, i wouldnt have known about or been encouraged to go to if NOT for online activism.
People who are simply spreading the word are still performing activism. It’s not like I can jump on a plane and skip on over to Ferguson and help people there. But I can at least do my part by keeping the documentation of actual first witnesses alive and circulating. I know plenty of my friends were completely unaware of it all until I started reblogging testimonials and videos. They were ready to believe big news media outlets that victimized the police. The internet is a fantastic way to spread news to people who would otherwise be 100% in the dark. Awareness is just as important as physical activism.
Yea because why not go to that one place when you could reach a global audience and helping to educate through a perfectly valid form of activism. Also, this is fucking ableist as shit.