- Nov 8, 2017
Facts on facts. Knowing you’re only one blunt post away from that rabbit hole and subsequently knowing you’ve likely lost any hope of being able to reign it back to the issue is often frustrating. It shouldn’t shock me at this stage but I can’t help but raise my eyebrows reading that reaction to you as you describe. Which only compounds your subsequent point that people who can’t stomach upset in the face of bigotry aren’t worthy of consideration. That rejecting that with heat is alright. Honestly something I needed to read, especially from yourself just because you are so stoic in your returns. Thank you, and thank you also for the offer. Means a lot, and it’s emphatically mutual.Yeah, that's unfortunately a very real reality that we have to deal with. Like, people often cite my patience as endless or legendary or all of these other things, but there are times where I snap at someone and I've had people directly say to me on this forum that I am the sole reason that they don't care about trans issues and that I am an enemy to trans people. Like holy hell, we just aren't allowed to react to bigotry or dismissive statements a single time or else we are the real problem in these situations. So, I hold it in when I'm in those threads as best as I can because I deal with enough of that stuff as it is.
It's okay to be upset with what these people say though, and it's okay to let it out. Jagoffs who have a problem with us having feelings in the face of adversity aren't people that are worth thinking about. I know that's easier said than done to not let that stuff slowly dig under your skin, so if you ever need to vent you can message me here or in discord.