Like really pissed.
You expect that in a workplace, you can be safe and that you can go about your work and do what you gotta do, right? So, what happens when some ignorant, rude, nasty ass bigot decided to waltz into your work, then take a photo of you without your permission because you’re wearing a feminist shirt and then puts it on their social media of 157k followers and gives out your place of work, which basically implies encouragement to attack the person in question?
This happened on the weekend to my best friend, Lily. If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you’ll know all about Lily. She’s often involved with me and my antics and she’s a great person. On Saturday she wore a shirt she got from her employers, which bares the word ‘feminist’ on it. She is an intersectional feminist and she’s proud of it, too. But this absolute joke and pathetic excuse of a human being decided to show up into her store with his wife. While his wife engaged in conversation with Lily about the products on sale from the brand, this absolute muppet decided to whip out his phone, snap a picture of Lily and then tweet it out to his following. What the fuck?
Now, I’ve never heard of this arsehole until this happened. But when I saw a post in a group of friends, I had this underlying feeling who the person in this tweet was going to be. I got Lily’s attention and it turned out I was right; it was her. I scrolled through the responses, all full of repulsive remarks. The photo wasn’t flattering; Lily was in the middle of talking and moving when the shot was snapped. Comments upon comments were left by this guy’s minions. I won’t go into detail because they were quite literally vile. But the trouble didn’t end there; that was the beginning.