Have you even bothered to read anything that I’ve linked to you or are you waiting for me to do that work for you as well?

From one of the stories I’ve already linked you:

“The response ‘It’s not my job to educate you’ is meant to point out the burden that we as a society place on members of less privileged groups by asking them to constantly serve as unpaid ambassadors for their communities to the dominant culture. It serves to put that burden back where it belongs — on the person with the questions to go and educate themselves instead of asking someone else to do their work for them.”

Stop trying to gaslight me, and show up in the societal discussion. Your daughter will thank you for it and you’ll be a more fully human person.

These are not just “any claims.” I’m not asserting that the moon is made of green cheese. It’s not my fucking job to bring you around to understanding how the culture oppresses me and others. Stop being so entitled and privileged and pretending that is reasonable.

And for the record, my body of work on Medium is based solidly in research that comes from a wide variety of sources. I don’t assert anything that I haven’t personally experience and/or thoroughly researched. My profile says that I “dispel cultural myths with research driven stories.” I realize you may not have read that, but none-the-less, you are treating me out of hand as someone who is just spouting off, based on nothing (other than perhaps my gender and your sense of superiority and entitlement). Your default is that I can’t possibly be serious or intelligent until I prove otherwise. What would your daughter have to say about that?

Dispelling cultural myths with research-driven stories. My favorite word is “specious.” Not fragile like a flower; fragile like a bomb! Twitter @ElleBeau

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