a girl i was friends with in elementary school is always showing up in my facebook feed barging into current events/news threads to say stuff like “white privilege isn’t real” and non gender conforming people “need to buck up”
and we haven’t spoken in 20 years and she was extremely stubborn even as a nine-year-old so there is a zero percent chance she’d listen if i just popped up in her social media again like “uh hi maybe unpack some of this bullshit” but it is bringing me down
like, we grew up in an extremely republican area so this shouldn’t be a huge shock, but. i used to go to the pool with this person. we ran around my backyard and ate popsicles and played american girl dolls together.
So, I’ve wanted to post this for a while, but I’ve always been kind of scared to, because even though tumblr is full of many open minded individuals, I always end up with some anons that aren’t the nicest.
But anyway, these are some of the things my dad’s friend posts on facebook, and I find it extremely offensive. And before you say I could just unfriend him or have him not show up on my news feed, that is not the point. The point here, is that these things are things that he thinks are okay to post publicly online.
He is a grown ass man. With six children (five of whom are girls). You would think he knows better, but alas, these are things I find on my news feed by him on the daily.
I need feminism because there are people out in this world that are so ignorant, and so sexist, and so offensive, but do not see any consequences from it.