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MOM: Men wear wallets and women wear purses. You have a wallet, and that's manly.

ME: lol no. I like my manly wallet, tyvm~

MOM: There are only two genders: man and woman. EVERYONE ELSE IS A MUTATION

ME: That's not true! INCORRECT GENDER BINARY

DAD: Yes it is! BIOLOGY blah blah EVOLUTION blah blah

[annoying conversation here]

ME: So you don't think boys are socialized to be more violent?

DAD: Well... MAYBE IN ARABIC COUNTRIES

ME: D:

....I KEEP FORGETTING RL IS NOT FANDOM, GUYS. Apparently, most people believe there are two genders with a clear line that separates them. And maybe that's true for some people, but the whole THERE ARE MEN (ON MARS!) AND WOMEN (ON VENUS!) is such a bizarre concept to me.

Also, the surprise!racism at the end was... pleasant. My dad as this habit, tho. If he sees an opportunity to talk about the crazy japanese/violent muslims/[insert offensive statement about poc here], HE WILL TAKE IT.

Date: 2011-04-02 06:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hold-onhope.livejournal.com
....I KEEP FORGETTING RL IS NOT FANDOM, GUYS.

I KNOW, IT SUCKS. I think it does pretty well for me in school, because whenever we talk about topics, especially about gener/sexuality, I tend to have stuff to add to the conversation. And sometimes, man, the look on people's faces. You wouldn't believe. We talked about how most people are a little bit racist, even inadvertently due to various factors in a pretty racist society, in one of my media classes yesterday. It was kinda interesting.

When my dad says racist things I tell him he's a horrible person. My brother thinks I'm a "crazy feminist". WHAT IS LIFE.
Edited Date: 2011-04-02 06:50 pm (UTC)

Date: 2011-04-02 07:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cornhobble.livejournal.com
Yeah, reactions can be priceless, in a horrifying sort of way. Stuff fandom takes as fact is often completely contradictory to what mainstream society thinks -- the idea that most people are a little racist, for example. It seems to be accepted in fandom but if I suggest it irl everyone's like COLORBLIND THO and I AM NOT THE KKK YOU HAVE GREATLY OFFENDED ME. Did people react like that in your media class? (That's how people always react to me saying it, idk if it's different in other cases.)

And I'm always so surprised, too. It can be a weird kind of culture shock, sort of. Maybe I spend too much time in fandom.

Hah, good for you tho! I've given up correcting him because he'll just rant about how it's SO MUCH WORSE in arabic countries and Western society is superior and do you know the Japanese ate their prisoners in WWII? ffffuuuuuu, WHAT IS LIFE indeed.

Date: 2011-04-03 05:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rellan.livejournal.com
I give you pretty sparkles to look at to make things all better.

And suggest that you run away and join the circus. Unless you have a problem with clowns. Umm, how about the Foreign Legion? (Does it even still exist?)

Dammit.

Okay, since Dad says Western society is sooooooo superior, take him to visit the True Crime section of your local bookstore, point out that the VAST majority of the criminals/psychos in those books are good old Western (i.e. white American males) society folk and say isn't it great we live in the Oh So Superior Less Violent West.

Date: 2011-04-03 06:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cornhobble.livejournal.com
I used to like clowns. THEN I WATCHED THE SUPERNATURAL CIRCUS EPISODE. ;_;

Ooh, good idea! I will use that. Today he actually made a comment about treatment of women in the Middle East vs treatment of women here (ie Western society is so progressive and awesome for women!!!11!1!) and I lol'd. Yeah, we're sooooooo awesome. Let me tell you about the 12 year old that just got gangraped in Texas and how some of the townspeople defended the men who did it. Now, dad, plz mansplain some more about how superior Western society is.

Date: 2011-04-03 06:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rellan.livejournal.com
In my superior west, we castrate the bastards that gangrape anyone and make sure they get medical treatment so that they can live the rest of their lives that way.

Date: 2011-04-03 05:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cornhobble.livejournal.com
I approve of your superior west and would like to live there.

Date: 2011-04-05 04:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] openmydoors.livejournal.com
You seem to be constantly surrounded by people who are either a) homophobic, b) sexist, c) racist, d) a combination of the above.

D:

Date: 2011-04-05 08:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cornhobble.livejournal.com
Damn, it certianly seems to be that way, doesn't it? D:

My friends don't actually suck like this, tho. It's basically my family (excluding my sisters, because they're usually awesome) and some old acquaintances who are charmingly homophobic/sexist/racist. Strangely enough, that doesn't make me feel any better. >:(

Like, the other day some extended family were talking about how there was no looting in Japan, unlike in Katrina where black people everyone went crazy. And then when I said the situations weren't equivalent they mocked me. fffffff

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