I have been trying hard to open up and converse with people. I have made some online “friends” (not friends but I like talking to them).
I am trying to be as honest as I can and not try to fit in. In fact, I had this fight with my tuition group I mentioned a few days ago and I ended up leaving it.
Some of them started putting is communalist remarks and derogatory comments about religion other than theirs. I asked them thrice to stop but they didn’t so I said that this is a dealbreaker for me and left. Two of them contact me immediately asking what happened and one of them (male) started saying even more derogatory things and that girls like me are the reason rapes happen. I showed him his place don’t worry. The other person said it’s not a big deal to have such extremist opinions.
Then three more people who were not online at the time of this conversation contacted me later and understood where I was coming from. They wanted me back but I cannot join a group with such narrow minded, egoistic jerks. I am not looking for such a low company. If I stay with them then it would mean I condone their behavior, which I do not. What surprises me is that two of them are in touch with me. At least today. Gotta wait and see how this goes. They aren’t mad or upset with me and we talk casually.
One of them is not a big supporter of the queer community, says he doesn’t get the concept. Which I understand coz our country is hella backwards in these matters. People fight over religion, gender and sexual equality are far away. When he told me about this I said I am bisexual and pride month is going on. This was deadass hilarious.
Some people may say that I shall instantly break up because not supporting means being homophobic but this won’t work unless we have proper education and awareness on the topic. I can’t expect people to suddenly be open minded or understand things or not be weirded out. I told him he will get used to it and he doesn’t have anything to do with my sexuality anyway. We are chill.
We need to be patient in this fight too. Fight for the laws, be patient for the society. But that doesn’t mean you endure insults and discrimination.
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