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[personal profile] lunadelcorvo
1. Being told how to feminist, how to call out racism, and how to phrase my critiques lest I drive away potential allies. Really? Like being an ally should be conditional on getting ego strokes and cookies! If you want to be a gorram ally, then be one! If my being angry AF b/c black boys are being killed and women are getting assaulted every damn day makes you not want to be an ally? Guess what, jackass, you weren't one to begin with, so take your sexist/racist arse the hell outta my way.

2. Being told that I am angry at god and cannot be moral/ethical b/c as an atheist. Punk, which one of us needs a book and an invisible sky-nanny to tell us right from wrong? (Spoiler alert; it ain't me!)

3. Explaining over and over, using as many one-syllable words as possible, why Tantrump is a disaster, and Sanders is neither a progressive nor a Democrat.

4. The weather flailing wildly about from 40 to 80 in a matter of hours. My sinuses are seriously about to explode. OMG, staahhhp!

5. Humana's customer phone service. OMG, just shoot me now! How can any one company have such dedicatedly bad service and make so many completely ridonkulous mistakes and still be the 800-pound corporate gorilla that it is astounds me.

6. Probably a bunch of other obnoxious garbage that I don't want to think about long enough to list. I am going to take a nap and then play games with my kid. Because reasons.

XOXO

Date: May 4th, 2017 05:19 am (UTC)
porridgebird: (iFSM)
From: [personal profile] porridgebird
I've gotten #2 a lot. I don't believe in god because I'm mad at him. Of course! Makes perfect sense. I'm mad at the tooth fairy too, clearly. :-P

Hope you're having a better day/night/whatever it is where you are.

Date: May 4th, 2017 11:28 am (UTC)
cmcmck: chiara (chiara)
From: [personal profile] cmcmck
And this you tell to a trans woman?

A lot of so called 'allies' I can do without, especially when they tell me how to female!

Date: May 4th, 2017 06:30 pm (UTC)
ravan: by Ravan (Default)
From: [personal profile] ravan
I see 1, 2 & 3 a lot.

Bernie and lots of Democrats are very, very quick these days to throw women and minorities under the bus in their attempt to "win back" the white, male "working class" voter.

Yes, being pro-choice IS a valid litmus test for progressives! If you don't believe that women have as much right as a corpse to determine whether they will save a "life", you aren't progressive. Because that's what it boils down to: Whether a person can be compelled by force of law to provide blood and tissue to save the life of another. Whether it is John Q Motorcyclist giving his heart after he dies in a wreck, Julie Q Twinsister giving a kidney to her twin brother, or Jane Q Pregnancy providing blood and womb to a fetus, it is providing of one's body life support for another. If that can be forced by law in the case of pregnancy, it can be forced by law in case of accident or donor match.

Sorry to soapbox, but it is really the issue, when you take all the religion and emotion out of it.

Date: May 10th, 2017 05:25 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] leftofcenter1
1. YES. It is not the responsibility of POC, women, LGBTQs, etc. to ensure the comfort of the privileged. The burden lies solely on the privileged to listen.

2. Yes.

3. YES, especially to the Sanders bullshit. I have never seen leftists more easily triggered than by the slightest critique of Saint Bernard. P.S. Assuming this means you were a Hillary supporter from the get-go, it's damn nice to find another one!

4. lol yup!

5. Hahah, thankfully I haven't had to deal with that shit!
Edited Date: May 10th, 2017 05:26 am (UTC)

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