P.S. The real world isn’t going to accommodate you and your “comfort.” When you get off Tumblr, there aren’t any trigger warnings. Wearing a nametag with your “gender identity” on it would be absolutely laughable. You’ll have to learn to be an adult and deal with people without being psychotic and wishing death on them.
Ignorance is only bested by education- pretending everyone who doesn’t understand the things we progressive folk have embraced is actively against you is just as ignorant as the attitudes your fighting against.
Resubmitting this because the original did not cite the original author, and plagirizing of WoC’s work is a serious and rampant issue. We cannot allow them to do this difficult work without acknowledging the value of their work. If you reblogged, please delete the original and reblog this version.
Oh, okay crazy…
I’m a field organizer for the Kansas Democratic Party. Last week, a woman came into the county party office while I was at the reception desk (literally the only five minutes I’ve ever been at that desk) and asked me, “Can I get a (Republican congressional candidate’s name here) yard sign here?
I thought maybe she was a volunteer or committeewoman I’d not met yet, so I smiled and said, “No…” leaving time for her to give me that GOTCHA! moment.
Instead, she asked, “… Is he a Democrat?”
I still suspected maybe she was messing with me, “No…”
"Well I must be in the wrong place, then," she said, sounding pretty bummed out. Holy hell, she’s SERIOUS.
She started to walk out but stopped at the door and turned to me, “Now I’m embarrassed.”
I smiled half-heartedly and shrugged, “Sorry!”