Vote shaming Trump supporters is fair


The same people who railed against political correctness now seem to believe there should be no criticism of their choice. You cant have it both ways

Trump voters sure are sensitive lately. Theyre upset that the cast of the hit play Hamilton made a statement to Vice-President-elect Mike Pence, and that the audience booed him. Theyre displeased that their vote is costing them relationships with family and friends. And for some reason not entirely clear to me, theyre unhappy with Starbucks and decided to demonstrate as much by buying lots of coffee at Starbucks.

The same people who wear shirts that read fuck your feelings and rail against political correctness seem to believe that there should be no social consequences for their vote. I keep hearing calls for empathy and healing, civility and polite discourse. As if supporting a man who would fill his administration with white nationalists and misogynists is something to simply agree to disagree on.

Absolutely not. You dont get to vote for a person who brags about sexual assault and expect that the women in your life will just shrug their shoulders. You dont get to play the victim when people unfriend you on Facebook, as if being disliked for supporting a bigot is somehow worse than the suffering that marginalized people will endure under Trump. And you certainly do not get to enjoy a performance by people of color and those in the LGBT community without remark or protest when you enact policies and stoke hatred that put those very peoples lives in danger.

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Being socially ostracized for supporting Trump is not an infringement of your rights, its a reasonable response by those of us who are disgusted, anxious, and afraid. I was recently accused by a writer of vote shaming but theres nothing wrong with being made to feel ashamed for doing something shameful.

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