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on feelings

you know how sometimes people attempt to diminish the harm of their oppressive actions by reducing it to

hurt feelings?

it occurs to me that if we accept this as a valid claim

that oppression just hurts feelings

i’m still unclear as to why even that level of (according to them) inconsequential harm is okay

i understand that my feelings might seem trivial to you

seeing as how i’m not even human in your eyes

but given that i actually am a person

hurting my feelings still counts as harm

so, could you not?