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Microaggressions, though I’ve heard this same story over and over from multiple sources.
It’s okay (even encouraged) to look people in the eye and talk to them like they’re human. Try it some time.
My boyfriend tells me he thinks that in some cases, rape victims are partially to blame for their rapes; for example if they didn’t take “enough” precautionary measures. I tell him how upsetting it is for me to hear this, because it means if I were ever to get raped, I’ll know he thinks I’m partially to blame for it, because I “wasn’t careful enough.”
He then gets mad at me for making him feel guilty for sharing his opinion, telling me that if this is how I’m going to act every time he expresses his thoughts, he won’t want to open up to me.”
But guess what happens when women take note of his sort of attitude and adopt a Schrodinger’s Rapist mentality? They’re to blame in that situation too!
Me: I’m on food stamps.
Coworker: Obviously I’m not talking about you.”
It actually takes a lot of time and effort to get food stamps. I needed them while working 2 jobs and raising a child, so that made it even more difficult to find the time to gather up lots of obscure documents and go in for an appointment. I actually don’t work as hard now, but I finally get paid enough to feed myself. Such a sad irony.
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At the large-chain retail store where I work, I’m straightening up the toddler department when I hear a little girl crying. I turn around and see her in the toddler boys section, reaching for a Batman t-shirt. Her parents repeatedly pull her away and tell her, “You can’t have that, that’s a boy’s shirt, you’re supposed to wear girls clothes. Girls aren’t supposed to like Batman. Don’t you want a Hello Kitty shirt?”
power, privilege, and everyday life.: I am 16, Ames Iowa Straw Poll around older privileged white males. Made me ostracized, marginalized, stereotyped, distraught.