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:



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.


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.