This trying to be a good person shit is difficult sometimes. Because I’m not really patient or (I think) very good at educating.
I got into it with a former coworker one the 4th about using the term “gypped”. She said it once, I explained. She did it twice, I reminded and re-explained (there were a few other acquaintances around, and they asked). Pretty much got a collective brush off.
Other (white, mostly male, service industry) acquaintances were talking about entitlement, and it turned into “bash Indian people” and I’m all “Hey guys, White privilege! Different cultural norms!” and the response was mostly LOLOK, sure!
Restarted my OkCupid account, and there was a question “Would you date a transsexual?” Answered “Yes; Thus far, I’ve only been attracted to cisgendered people. I’m not ruling anyone out.” A guy asked me what that word meant, I explained. He replied
“That’s what I thought it meant from the definition I read, but I’m surprised there’s a term for that just because that would seem to define the majority of people - aside from like Chaz Bono and transgenders like you said. So I was surprised you specified being attracted to that since it’s most people anyway.”
And like, that made my head hurt, because there is so much wrong with that and I don’t really know where to start.
All of this is outside of things that obviously/directly effect me. I’m not even going to go into the times I have to put on a teacher’s hat being a Black woman w natural hair. I just want to tell people stop being assholes or go read a book or something, but I know most of the time, that won’t cause any change.
This is just my little whiny bullshit for the day.