I am enrolled in an online Ph.D. program. For my thesis paper, I am writing about hate symbols and the semantics of feminism.
Before going we go any further, I will like to state: Hate speech is not free speech. We are in a battle against white supremacist and Neo-Nazis that be suppressed by any means necessary.
As a synopsis of my paper, I interviewed my colleagues, via email, to discuss with them a time in which they defended our society from the vileness that is racism.
So, here are the three stories I encountered:
I was at Chuck E Cheese (I like to hang out there) and came across a group of people huddled around a cake.
I took this opportunity to reign in some justice
“Excuse you?” The group was in flabbergasted by my eruptive crudeness.
I flashed my phone to the group. They immediately took the candles out of the cake.
“Happy one plus eleven birthday,” I said to the boy before walking away.
I was at a party this past weekend.
I ran into a childhood friend that I haven’t seen since high school. What a small world, I said to myself. After our conservation, I asked him if he wanted to get lunch that week.
“What’s your phone number?”
I stopped him right in his tracks.
“3-1-8?” I asked her.
“Yeah. I am from Louisian” –
I flashed my phone in front of her.
“I am from . . . Lousiana? ”
I left the party in disgust. He was obviously attempting to rebuke or white supremacy. What a foul human being.
I take a sign language class. This week we have learning idioms and uncommon phrases in the ASL. There went my professor, go through all of the signals.
Until . . .
I started yelling at my teacher. She was deaf so I pushed her around a bit.
“Do you think it is okay to be a racist?” I said while translating the phrase to her in sign language.
The cops were called.
Before they escorted me out of the classroom I defended my actions. I put on my Pussyhat to pay my utmost respects.
“I stand in solidarity with my fellow women. Let it be known: we deserve a safe space. We deserve to go about our day without bearing witness to such atrocious.”