There’s this one chat that I’m in and the webmaster of a recently-revived fansite decided to join, which was fine and all, but then he more or less thought it appropriate to regard me as an abomination simply because I’m gay. And before that, he expressed the belief that gay and emo people were essentially the same because they dressed like women, were whiny and such. Basically being stereotypical. He did concede that I was the only gay person he found tolerable later.
And my issue isn’t that he was saying those things. People will be asses, it’s not anything new, but it’s more of my attitude towards providing people with respect regardless of how they treat you. I still stick with that, but a lot of other people don’t.
I’d dearly love to treat that person in a similar manner and to essentially go, “hey, you’re a fucking horrible person and I really hate that you’re so conceited to believe in your purity despite being such a bigot,” but there’s also the pressure to not be like that and to be better, but it’s frustrating as hell to not be like that because he doesn’t even realize the effect of what he’s saying.
I’m not missing sleep because of the things he’s said, but this is a chat where children are. This is a chat where he openly discouraged and insulted an openly bisexual twelve-year-old. It’s the effect he may have on people and that I can’t just tell him off to make him stop that’s vexing me.
Even if some people are against what you believe in, I think you should tolerate them in the same way that I try to tolerate your beliefs, and that’s something I think he really needs to get in his head.Sorry