Let me be me

Wherever I go online I cannot escape being told what I do – or will – feel, think, want, and know.

Apparently I am easily surprised and know nothing about reality, for things will continually surprise me:

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I am also defined primarily by my gender, and I am incapable of behaving in a rational manner. As a woman, I have no personality or preferences unique to myself. I am simply one of many “women”, alike in every respect.

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I am absolutely fed up with being told who I am and how I feel. It’s easy for people to pass this stuff off as harmless humour, but it is everywhere and it is insidious. We are surrounded by the invalidation of our own thoughts and feelings, and it is hard to place value on something that nobody else appears to.

Enough is enough, internet. I won’t take the clickbait anymore.

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4 thoughts on “Let me be me

  1. You should go shoe shopping to cheer yourself up. lol! ‘Cause chicks love that shit.

  2. Surviving the tragedy of being human is not a task recommended for those of frail constitutions. The challenger will find themselves beset on all sides by the inanities of well meaning dolts that seem incapable of even hearing a thoughtfully expressed cry for equality among all peoples. Should the task become less straining, nature and the universe itself will assault them with the harshness of dispassionate chaos seemingly directed to destroy them and all they have accomplished. Witness the regal salmon. Only they swim successfully up stream… until shortly after arrival when they die.

  3. KezUnprepared says:

    I’ll admit that I am not entirely immune, but I am so much more selective in which bait I click on. I think for myself but gosh, it’s so annoying when my news feeds and timelines are cluttered with the crap.

  4. Gede Prama says:

    Well written. May peace be with you 🙂

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