Blundervist (n) - a person who calls themselves an activist, but in fact just blunders wildly around making everything worse. See also: blundervism
Blundervism is characterised by well-meaning but inane attempts to “tackle” an issue, usually by people not directly affected by said issue. It often involves silencing those actually affected, e.g. women, minorities, POC etc etc.
Blundervists typically propose ridiculously over-simplified solutions to highly complex problems, and then wonder why no one takes them seriously. Typical examples include things like “If everyone just stopped SEEING RACE, racism would go away!” and other inanities.
Blundervists can demonstrate a staggering ignorance of commonly used terms such as “PoC” or “intersectionality” or “privilege”. If they’ve heard the term, they may not really grasp what it means or will wildly mis-apply it. They rarely Google anything they don’t understand, preferring instead to blunder on in ignorance or, worse, to ask people to stop the discussion and give them a Racism/Feminism 101 lesson.
Blundervists frequently trot out common derailing tactics out of sheer ignorance and lack of awareness, and then get upset and confused when they’re called out on it.
A blundervist in a conversation has the effect of slowing any complex discussion to a virtual standstill whilst everyone cleans up after them and tries to get them to stop blundering around breaking things.
Blundervists would make good allies (they MEAN WELL, after all…), if only they’d stop talking and listen once in a while. Or, better yet, employ their Google-fu and educate themselves in their own time.