Thursday, 21 August 2014

Slacktivism is a horrible disease - why the Ice Bucket Challenge is wrong

Does this ever make me mad. ALS Canada has taken down its information site to provide quick links to the Ice Bucket Challenge. I have a client with ALS, whose symptoms are worsening. I want to learn more about this disease to prove better respite care. What are they thinking? This hijacking is awful. It's slacktivism at its worst.

I have no money left to donate. I donate to several causes. I donate my time most of all.
Good causes need sustainability. They need to provide support to families, much more than just doing research.

4 comments:

William Kendall said...

It feels more like it's coming across like a fad, or a stunt, than really shedding light on the cause itself. Not to mention that it's coming across like a waste of water.

Red said...

There has been some controversy about the ice bucket campaign. It seems to be a lot of hype and not much info.

bettyl-NZ said...

You'd think they'd welcome the visits. That's messed up.

Crafty Green Poet said...

That seems to me to be very lazy. Plus as William says, the Ice Bucket Challenge is such a waste of water (I couldn't beleive when I read how popular it is in California, which is in a state of severe drought, it just seems irresponsible)