You know, this is still fucking bothering me.
When I used to get really pissed off at people for saying bigoted shit, and then later find out or be told they’re a teenager, I would get massive hate for apparently “picking on them”.
Now that I actively check the age of who I’m talking with on the Internet beforehand, and adjust my behavior appropriately for the person’s age, I STILL get massive hate for apparently “picking on them”.
I really have to wonder if it’s people just wanting to vehemently defend bigoted teenagers rather than consider the gravity of what the fuck they’re saying.
Like I said in the last post about this, marginalized teenagers don’t have the luxury of being coddled and babied whenever they have to deal with bigoted shit being said in their direction.
So what is the real reason here?
Why don’t these people seem to ever come to the aid of marginalized teenagers who are being called racial slurs, homophobic slurs, transphobic slurs, and so on and so forth?
Why does it always feel like it’s the teenagers saying fucked up shit who are defended and protected?