I'm so tired of the phrase unconscious bias. I'm tired of the phrase micro aggression. I'm tired of people correcting me for weird things. I'm tired of not being good enough for this brave new world.

When I joined my company I had been a lifelong progressive. Now I'm almost feeling more aligned with conservatives. (not idiots like Trump, I'm not completely psychotic yet)

I haven't lost my empathy for disadvantaged groups. I'm just really tired. I am tired of the huge amount of victimization that has crept into progressivism. I'm tired of the huge focus on trivialities that just don't seem important to me. Really, you are correcting some innocent use of traditional language... when rape is common place? That's almost insulting...

But I have to keep my mouth shut. Because what I'm most tired of is that progressive thought had been taken over by mob mentality.

I know I sound like some troll. I posted this to the women's group because I was hoping to avoid invigorating the ultra conservatives. I love progressive thought, but not this weird fringe progressive thought...

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  • Oath / MgmtAtinlay
    Come on in, the water is fine!

    MAGA
    Oct 67
    • Google / Engtiredtired
      OP
      Do you mean that as a Trump slogan? Or does maga go beyond Trump?
      Oct 6
    • Oath / MgmtAtinlay
      There is a wide range of conservatives, you can agree and don’t have to be far right. Most of us are reasonable people. I have noticed the left going further left, it’s not a good thing. MAGA is more than a Trump slogan
      Oct 6
    • Microsoft dimlefted
      MAGA is a trump slogan but applies to anyone who is getting tired of literally getting beaten into submission of a thought process that only allows those to thrive only by playing the victim at all times.

      In addition, I know not all libs are left of socialist - but the MSM, major tech companies, and the Crats arent doing much to make those who are right of socialist think otherwise.
      Oct 6
    • Oath / MgmtAtinlay
      This guy gets me ^
      Oct 6
    • Google / Engtiredtired
      OP
      Well MAGA in that case! But can we please choose a slogan that isn't so Trump cringe inducing
      Oct 6
    • Oath / MgmtAtinlay
      One thing to mention is you’re better off supporting Trump. Even if you don’t like the person at least support his policies, even if it’s just in parts as you learn more. The alternative is hard core progressives winning next time and trying to implement their made up “democratic socialism”. You may not like Trump and that’s ok, but the alternatives are WAY worse. It’s also not uncommon to change political thinking as you get older and more economically informed. Do you really want someone left of Bernie to be in power?

      MAGA
      Oct 6
    • Facebook FireMinded
      Yes, well said. Please encourage your friends and family to vote conservative in mid terms otherwise things might get worse..
      Oct 6
  • Red Hat
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    HemiSafemore
    Try being black 24/7. You’d probably commit suicide.
    Oct 66
    • O'Reilly Media Cindy
      Oh please. Black person here. It’s not that bad.
      Oct 6
    • Microsoft TrumpWins
      I guarantee you @HemiSafe is not black (probably a lily white progressive) and has been brainwashed by social media into the racist assumption that black people are oppressed in this country
      Oct 6
    • Google / Engtiredtired
      OP
      Racist assumption that black people are oppressed?! They are discriminated against regularly in the USA... Not with micro aggression... With macro aggression. But that doesn't mean if you are black and live in systematic racism that you are damned to misery.
      Oct 6
    • Microsoft TrumpWins
      OP it's weird that you make this thread about being tired of victimization talk yet then say black people are victims of systemic discrimination in this country.

      You don't speak for black people. Black people are not weak and they aren't sheep. We don't need people like you or other uppity blacks telling us that we're victims of systemic racism. That's only a tool to keep blacks mentally enslaved for political reasons.
      Oct 6
    • O'Reilly Media Cindy
      /thread
      Oct 6
    • Red Hat
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      HemiSafemore
      My original point above was that if you are tired as a white person, you’d be fucked as a PoC in America. POC don’t have the luxury of being tired.

      I read a question somewhere that went something like this: “Have you noticed that black people in tech tend to be freakishly talented in their respective roles?”.

      This is because of all the bullshit that these people have had to overcome just to survive in the this system in addition to holding down skills to be competitive.

      TC or GTFO!!
      Oct 7
  • Starbucks qJxA27
    There are a lot of progressives that feel that same way you do. They’re just drowned out by the fanatics. Same thing happens on the right. Not all conservatives are are stuck in the 60s.
    Oct 63
    • Google / Engtiredtired
      OP
      So people on all sides have become more polarized. I don't follow politics, I'm shamefully out of touch, and certainly don't have any insight into greater forces at work. What is happening and why?
      Oct 6
    • ServiceNow Anon36
      Our mental deficiencies, traumatic childhoods, and fundamental differences are finally starting to collide. Each side is now digging in 😂
      Oct 6
    • Facebook FireMinded
      @OP you should be applauded. You are worthy of emulating and in a declining minority sadly. I wish people like you be made a more public ideal for other women to emulate. Sigh
      Oct 6
  • Google qpducif!
    +1. Especially at Google.

    I'm really glad for the Google of 6 years ago that helped me realize some of my own biases and shift progressive.

    The Google of the last 3 years has been a race to absurdity and I don't know when it will stop. 😐
    Oct 62
    • Google / Engtiredtired
      OP
      Can you tell me more about the Google of 6 years ago? I've only seen the absurdity so haven't had a chance to learn from the good stuff
      Oct 6
    • Google qpducif!
      When I joined Google I felt like the company culture gave off an ethos of trying to be better people, but respecting differences with others. "Freedom of information and thought"

      Now it projects an ethos of forcing others to be better people with shame and derision.

      Feels like we went from libertarian to fascist pretty quickly.
      Oct 6
  • Expedia qkDp46
    If you’re tired of hearing it, we’re tired of living it
    Oct 60
  • KAB Laboratories / EngJwYw26
    Facing your own bigotry is always hard work and never gets easier. Don’t be deluded into thinking you’re accomplishing anything without doing the work of facing up to it. Calling yourself a progressive does not make progress. Quit being a coward.
    Oct 63
    • Google / Engtiredtired
      OP
      The human mind is bigoted. And the human mind is self deceiving. You will never know your own bigotry
      Oct 6
    • KAB Laboratories / EngJwYw26
      That is some next level cowardice.
      Oct 7
    • New uiIQ8
      Fake news
      Nov 14
  • Expedia 🍟sriracha
    , maybe most of us don’t need this level of bombardment but it seems like some people have a thick enough skull that “don’t be a dick” has to be hammered into it with a nail.
    The problem is figuring out how to deliver the message to the precise audience that needs to hear it but is the most reluctant to listen.
    Oct 62
    • Google GAFAM
      Sounds like sjws need to do some targeted advertising...
      Oct 6
    • Google / Engtiredtired
      OP
      Did "delivering a message" ever work to change a human mind? In my experience it only hardens and makes people more stubborn
      Oct 6
  • O'Reilly Media Cindy
    How are you corrected in the workplace? Any examples?
    Oct 61
    • Cisco / Data!chuck
      +1. I am curious about this too.
      Oct 7

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