I’ve come to realize it can be near impossible to talk about social problems with a good majority of people in my life. So my new goal is to be more subtle.
After all, how can I explain the significance of intersectionality when talking about social inequalities, if the people I am talking to don’t “believe” in racism or misogyny?
The idea that there are people who just assume that if they don’t know anything about something, then it simply doesn’t exist. I need to find a way to get past the anger I feel towards these people and not just because they are family.
So for now, I am going to be a silent observer, and figure out a way to earn respect and how to use persuasive techniques before I try to engage in bigger conversations.
I feel obligated to say something but I don’t want to waste my words and make “negative progress”.
Wish me luck, silence, this may take a while.