It is okay to not initially understand why something is oppressive. There is nothing inherently wrong with not knowing something. This society is not prone to teaching you. In fact, it encourages oppressive behaviors. That is why it is so important to take time to educate yourself about these problematic issues.
Honest. fucking. ly.
Sometimes I think about what would I be like if no one was ever kind enough to sit my stupid ass down and explain racism and power and privilege to me, or if I never stumbled across some brilliant fucking writings that I’ve had the privilege of reading.
Like I just wanna punch these douch-bros in the face.
So last night some guy slapped me on the ass when I was walking back from The Men. I grabbed his badge lanyard to yell at him (I have poor impulse control and anger problems. Also, he was skinny and drunk) and it came off in my hand, so instead I just took it home with me. lo and behold he works for [organization where I know people].
Saw his boss today at the Convention Center, told him the story and gave him the badge. I’d like to hear the conversation they have!