The rather problematic ‘stupid shit girls say’ (I refuse to link to it on the grounds that it’s offensive) has fortunately spawned a slew of insightful critiques and hilariously poignant counter videos. I call that a partial win. Some of my favourites of the kind where I stand in solidarity rather than smack centre are linked: stupid shit people say to (black girls, trans people, arab girls). Oh the cringe.
This week has been a bit of a whirlwind ride for me. And of course that has entailed more than its fair share of people saying incredibly stupid things to me. So here is my joy for the same period in the shape of smart people saying things about stupid people saying things to them. Thems that apply to me. See?
1. I really hate defending bollywood. And it annoys me that it seems to be the one thing people know about India. And don’t even get me started on Slumdog Millionaire. Or that a friend once told me that she couldn’t believe I was from India (she’d just finished her obligatory spiritual journey there). And meant it as a compliment.
2. Everything on this list I’ve had addressed to me at least once. Most several times. After a point I just start getting snarky. Okay, not really so much of the after.
Do you have a list of stupid things people say to you based on their own ignorance? Feel free to share!