Exposing prejudices.

At work, I have to keep my hair tied back. I’ve been using a pink elastic band. Sometimes I use a blue one as well for the Bi flag colors. I need to get some white ones for the Trans flag colors. But the pink alone is good for exposing prejudices. Today, someone finally made a comment about it. “Why in the hell are you wearing a pink hair tie?” That was the beginning of the rant. I responded, “What exactly is wrong with that?” No answer.You see, they can’t just come right out and say what they’re thinking, that femininity is bad. But it goes to show just one more example of how things coded as feminine are seen as inherently lesser. And how one question can sometimes shut someone up.

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