Microaggressions

I think I’m starting a tradition of posts that mostly consist of links to other blog posts elsewhere. I’ve recently discovered Microaggressions:

This blog seeks to provide a visual representation of the everyday of “microaggressions.” Each event, observation and experience posted is not necessarily particularly striking in and of themselves. Often, they are never meant to hurt – acts done with little conscious awareness of their meanings and effects. Instead, their slow accumulation during a childhood and over a lifetime is in part what defines a marginalized experience, making explanation and communication with someone who does not share this identity particularly difficult. Social others are microaggressed hourly, daily, weekly, monthly.

The thing about microaggressions is that if you aren’t on the receiving end of them, it’s easy not to notice them, even if to others they happen ALL THE TIME. So reading this sort of stuff can be educational and useful. Although, also, extremely depressing.

And in a similarly educational vein, I bring you a sampling of the “Shit People Say… ” meme:

Shit White Girls Say… to Black Girls

Shit Straight Girls Say… to Lesbians

Stuff Cis People Say To Trans People

Shit White Girls Say… To Brown (Desi/Indian) Girls

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