Almost forgot to tell what I read today.. I feel like shit right now, but I can’t sleep…
The Cute Girl Network was great. Funny and touching and made me think how we all should get to choose with whom we want to share our life with. It made me think about one of my favorite quotes too, but I’m too tired to look for it.
I just want to fall asleep and forget everything…
you are a pretentious prick who is also a transphobic piece of trash, go to hell
There is so much of this stuff in my ask box, and most of it not even anonymous, but I don’t want to call out any particular user because I know they’ll then get a lot of hateful asks and the cycle will just continue.
First off, there’s a comma splice in your ask. I just have to let you know that, on account of how I’m a pretentious prick.
I hope that I’m not transphobic. I’ve been public and vocal in my support for the rights of trans people for years, and I’ve tried over the years to amplify trans voices rather than pretending to be able to speak for them.
Look, I am a person, and I am not a particularly good one. I am screwed up and make a lot of mistakes. But I am not a piece of trash. I would imagine that you are also screwed up and make a lot of mistakes, but you aren’t a piece of trash either.
But it is still hurtful—very hurtful—to hear people call me a piece of trash. It just makes me sad to hear, the way I think it would make most people sad to hear. The certainty and lack of nuance in that characterization reflects a broader lack of nuance in online discourse these days that just bums me out.
It’s easy for someone to joke about scars if they’ve never been cut.
William Shakespeare, (Romeo & Juliet: Act 2, Scene 2)
Some old wounds never truly heal, and bleed again at the slightest word.