After the election, my grandfather began posting things about how Trump won because it was what God intended and what all the Christians had been praying for all year. He posted about how Trump was going to fix the country, punish the gays, deport the illegals and terrorists, fix the millenials who were causing all our problems by being so lazy, and get us all back to Christian values like how we were supposed to be. A bunch of his Facebook friends commented saying amen and thank god.
So I decided to educate them. Politely I told them the reasons Trump was dangerous for our country, explain the ways in which they were being hateful, explained that their posts were extremely harmful, homophobic, and racist, and told them that if Jesus were there he would be disappointed in them for using his name to justify their hate speech.
This Christmas my grandmother and grandfather sent me a bible, complete with a letter with highlighted verses saying they have no idea how I came to be so misguided and hurtful to say Jesus would be disappointed in them and they were praying for me and hopefully I would find a way to see the light. They also put 50 dollars in the card. So, what is a feminist to do?
I took a photo of myself holding Peggy Orenstein’s “Girls & Sex”, Bernie Sanders’ “Our Revolution”, and Lillian Federman’s “The Gay Revolution” and posted it on their Facebook on Christmas day, for all to see, with the caption, “Thank you for the Christmas present, I used it to buy myself some things I’ve really been wanting”
I have risen in the ranks; i have become the compendium of snark.