numerous other issues aside, something that /really/ bothers me about Heinlein is his tendency to have his protags refer to anyone not in line with his specific idea of ideal personhood as ‘subhuman’, 'monsters,’ 'defectives’, etc, basically anything that dehumanizes someone he uses it
and we’re not talking about like…dictators here, we’re talking about, as a sample, trans people (yes, really, literally, not subtext), people with congenital disabilities, people who don’t want to go to war, people who don’t like sex, and people getting government assistance
Can ya believe that about a month ago I nearly ended it? Now I’m about to go and talk to my (first ever) therapist about all the things that have recently happened that is making my life worth living. Life’s weird, ya guys. Thanks for not giving up on me!