Cognitive Dissonance

"Democracy! Bah! When I hear that I reach for my feather boa!" - Allen Ginsberg

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Anonymous asked: Way to buy into the heteronormative establishment in this country. Are you taking his last name? Barefoot and pregnant yet? Did he paint the picket fence white yet? I'm actually really disgusted that someone so progressive would buy into that shit.

Wow. This just goes to show that not all my haters are conservative, but they all have something in common…

It’s none of your business what I’m doing with my name, but since you asked so weirdly, I’m hyphenating. 

As for barefoot and pregnant…

Or at least not paying attention. Do I seem all anxious to get knocked up? There’s too much left to do in my life. Plus, I can’t just leave dishes of food and water on the floor and take off all day. For some reason, the law thinks doing that for my cats makes me responsible but doing that for a baby is neglect. Fuck, man, I’d leave food and water, but they’d still have an issue … so yeah, no kids right now. 

I’m assuming you’re progressive. Progressives usually advocate for reproductive rights and choice. If choosing to be barefoot and pregnant offends you, perhaps you need to look up the definition of choice again. 

Painting a picket fence?

We don’t have a picket fence. Was that a requirement to get married? As for the fence, I hope he would paint it because I think he’d do a better job. 

As for buying into the heteronormative establishment in this country…

I don’t have to justify my choices to you. I also question why you would choose to slam me for getting married, as if this completely transformed me into June Cleaver on Valium, placidly placing the roast on the table at 5 p.m. every night. No more activism, opinions or free will…

Yeah, one big reason Andrew married me is for who I am, not who he thinks I could be magically transformed into via a marriage license and a ring. Uh, I’m still the same person, just married now. 

Frankly, it sounds like you just wanted to come in and try to rain on my parade here. Not sure why.

So…

Or don’t. My husband is actually pretty progressive himself. We’re kind of a dynamic duo. There’s plenty of people happy for us, and I find it pretty hard to care about your bizarre complaint. 

If you follow me, unfollow is in the upper right hand corner of your screen. In conclusion,

Cheers,

Meg

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  7. vruz said: Anonymous prog policying the private affairs of fellow progs? sounds like Palin to me, blindly following an ideology as if it were religion. The outbreak of faux-feminists is alarming.
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