[–] ishutmyeyestosee 26 points (+26|-0) Edited

Does anyone know where this was published?

Nevermind - found it on Twitter. It is from the Alabama Times Daily if anyone else was interested.

[–] madderthanhell 23 points (+23|-0)

Great letter. I suspect it wouldn't get published in most mainstream media.

[–] Ishahchai 41 points (+41|-0) Edited

I suspect it wouldn't get published in most mainstream media.

I don’t know about that. It’s signed with a man’s name, after all.

[–] ccbean 19 points (+19|-0)

This is so great. “Having a personality”. I love it.

[–] flower_vulva 10 points (+10|-0)

This is great. I think it's generally so much more difficult to just be your authentic self, and with the instant gratification culture we've got going on today, many people don't have the bravery / backbone to stand up for themselves. One person laughing at them is enough to completely break their resolve, and seeking external validation is everything. What happened to sticking a middle finger up to what everyone else thinks? What happened to holding on to your own values and authenticity despite external pressure?

[–] yikesforever 9 points (+9|-0)

Whaaaaa, spending thousands on drugs and surgery is not the way to my authentic self? No wai.

It pains me to know this is now a controversial opinion when it's just pure common sense.

[–] Tnetennba 2 points (+2|-0)

If common sense was actually common, more people would have it!

[–] NotCis 3 points (+3|-0)

I truly, honestly believe that most people would agree with that sentiment if they took the time to actually read it - and that includes TRAs.