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I don't how how much of this is about being re-het-partnered, how much of it is about cumulative frustration with living around my parents' vague "leftist" anti-feminism for the last few years, and how much of it is the continued fucking wound of how the country was too goddamn sexist to elect the most capable fucking leader we've ever had a chance at, pretty much -- but my feminism's got kind of a hysterical edge to it these days, I gotta tell you. Truth coming out of her well to shame mankind - style. This bubbling well of explosive anger and alienation, like it hasn't been since I was a teenager. I've been the suzy sunshine voice in my friend group in re: the chance of the Trump admin being taken down without the world ending, but I think the unvoiced pain of her non-election -- not just the fear for the world, but the bludgeoning feeling of watching an exceptionally qualified woman be ground beneath the wheel of public sexism before your eyes -- is starting to be a problem for me. But I don't know what to do with it -- the allies I have available to me are not necessarily sympathetic to that particular trauma, and, pragmatically, it feels necessary to swallow my feminist rage and work with my daddy in resistance against Trump. It's not that I'm unwilling to do what's required of me -- it's just that I notice it's warping something in me, a little bit, pulling askew

Date: 25 Feb 2017 09:16 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] anghraine
anghraine: a stylized picture of jyn erso; text: viva la rebelión (jyn (rebelión))
Same. There are so many people (esp white leftist men) screaming about how she couldn't possibly have won the nomination on her own merits, she stole it, she's basically a Republican, why isn't she doing more, and I keep—we have to stick together now, and Berniebros and the attitudes that led them to become Berniebros is the least of our problems. But there's a lot of internal screaming.

Date: 26 Feb 2017 12:48 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] starlady
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In December I told my father that I would be angry for the rest of my life. Only now am I realizing that I permanently ran out of fucks on November 8th too.

There's a huge swath of white leftist men who not only don't understand the pain, but can't even hear it because they don't think it's legitimate. It's no accident that I went back to DW and tumblr; those are mostly female spaces where at least I didn't have to justify my anger and hurt, unlike Twitter or fucking FB.

Date: 26 Feb 2017 01:33 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] killabeez
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You are not alone. I'm focused elsewhere these days, given that my partner is a transwoman facing worse than any misogyny I've ever faced. But after a day spent at an anti-bathroom-bill rally, I shared a moment with my mom who got sad all over again seeing the "I'm Ready for Hillary" sticker on her own car. She said quietly to me, "I don't think I'm ever taking that off." I knew exactly how she felt, and what she meant.

Date: 26 Feb 2017 01:38 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] princessofgeeks
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ALL THE HUGS

Date: 26 Feb 2017 01:52 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] ironed_orchid
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I'm not even in the US an every time certain sorts of male leftists, many of whole I actually like, post Bernie stuff or ignore the particularly gendered violence that DT endorses and represents I want to set stuff on fire.

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