today my grandma told this story about how my great-great grandpa (my grandma’s grandpa) hated my grandma’s whistling, so he made up a rule of “no whistling in a Jewish house!” and my grandma totally believed that was an actual thing omg
a while ago, some sexist, ableist douchebag threatened me over fb and told me to do some awful things to myself
i reported him to his school and today i was e-mailed by the dean with a letter of apology written and signed by the douche
feels good tbh. every white cis dude that learns they’re not untouchable is better for it, and i’m proud of myself for taking action.
Just a reminder: You don’t owe it to anyone to prove that your experiences are real.
Having to stand up under constant interrogation and “debate” about your own existence is not a fair tax for being able to exist in a public space.
It’s okay to talk to people you relate to, and share experiences, and not give “skeptics” who are miles away from knowing what you’ve lived through the time of day.
These people want you to think that you owe them, that there’s a price for saying that abuse is real, that oppression is real, that your brain is real, that your identity is real, and that price is allowing them to aggressively and continually try to convince you those things are NOT real.
They’re wrong, and you don’t have to.