Yelled at some homophobic pricks on my bus today.
I just got home off the bus from my high school. I am a 16 year old bisexual girl in the 11th grade, and I don’t drive yet, so I took the bus. The kids on my bus range from 6th grade to 12th, so you can imagine I get to listen to all kinds of immaturity all the time on that bus, all the time. I had been having a generally rough day, hearing gays and atheists (both of which I am) being knocked in the same stretch of hallway, and was in no mood for bullshit. I swear to you that I heard the words “Fag” “Gay” “Homo” & “Queer” no less then 10 times in the course of five minutes on that bus, and each time my pulse increased. At one point the middle schooler girl on my bus (Who was the exact type of girl that made my middle school experience miserable) said to her friend “Oh you’re such a fag.” and I was unable to handle it anymore. If anyone knows me, they will know that I am not confrontational, at all. I will sit in the cold before I ask someone to close a window. That’s just who I am, so I’ve never done anything like this in my life. I sat up and said “Okay, listen up. The next person who says “Gay” “Queer” “Fag” or “Homo” in an insulting manner is getting punched in the face. Do you listen to your self when you talk? I’ve heard it 10 times in the past five minutes. It’s fucking insulting, and it’s a fucking problem. Stop.”
The main girl said she was sorry, and didn’t mean to offend me, in the most in-genuine fashion I’ve ever heard. My response was simply “You didn’t offend me. I’m comfortable with who I am. I’m just doing a public service and telling you for future reference, watch what you say. Don’t be an ass.” and by then it was my stop.
I’ve never felt better about my self in my life.