Gonna get real here.
In many workplaces I’ve been I get thrown in to the (deservedly or not) socially progressive, aware or god forbid “woke” pool. Whatever, that’s fine I guess. It’s not the label I wanted, but it’s the label I earned, and I’m a little conflicted about it. But what really sucks about this is when fake progressive guys try to pass their particular bias by me as the one case that’s “okay” to feel, say or act a certain way.
When it’s really, really not.
Some examples behind the spoilers due to possible triggers.
“It’s okay to misgender a trans person if you’re talking about them in the past, right?”
“Microaggressions aren’t real are they?”
“Feminists should be nicer.”
There are more I’ve seen and heard that are worse. These are just specific lines from people who liked to act like they were on the frontline of progressive ideals and “wokeness” which is what really made things frustrating.
At my current workplace I’ve mostly kept my head down and just stuck to my work and stayed out of these discussions. I’m there to do a job, and I can’t spend half an hour or more trying to talk down a guy who just thinks we should “be able to discuss whether or not women are worse programmers than men” when we have a deadline.
It’s like playing whack-a-mole with bad ideas.