eye roll (Gaming)

by SonofMacPhisto @, Monday, December 02, 2019, 18:50 (332 days ago) @ Kermit

We're being taught that we can't understand anyone who doesn't share our identity, and the double-bind is that we're told we should identify even while we're told we can't.

Good post. I want to pluck this out and address it with a personal story.

Currently when it comes to the "culture wars" or whatever I live under a very comfortable rock. That said, my spouse has dealt with a chronic illness (lupus) for the past ten years so I've gotten quite a bit of experience on empathizing with her and her situation. It's very, very difficult to do but I got pretty OK with it.

This past year I was diagnosed with a chronic disease of my own (type 1 diabetes). We've switched roles and I have to say the understanding and wisdom between us has grown by leaps and bounds. Wild shit, I tell you.

You really can't judge someone until you've walked a mile in their shoes. When it comes to gender and identity, I like to think we're just learning how difficult it is. In the end, absolutely worth it.

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