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  • Featherstone
    Nov 11, 2016

    Mage wrote:I wasn't going to post anymore about the election, but I feel like it's important to make something very clear about the feelings of the Clinton supporters. This should hopefully be my last major post about it and politics in general for awhile - save for if someone starts a discussion with me about it first.

    We're not upset because the president holds different policies than the woman we were prepared to call "President Clinton". We're upset because we're worried that having a racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic man who made light of sexual assault and has been accused of it as our president means that some people out there will feel that it's justified to harm those who Trump has directed hate speech towards. A lot of us on this site fall into at least one of the groups of people he has shown hate towards, like me. I'm not a part of all of them, but I'm worried for the other people who will be forced to face the effects of the Trump presidency. This is a perfect explanation for my feelings.

    And see this? Our fears, though you may say we were overreacting, aren't crazy. They're completely valid.

    Please don't say that our feelings aren't valid. Please don't tell us to "get over it". We're trying our best to accept the future our country has thrown our way. Our rights and safety are on the line. Please respect us. I respect you. I understand that not every Trump voter chose him because they believed in those views. Some voted for him because he wasn't Clinton. But if you do support him, you have to understand that he's a horrible person - just like us Clinton supporters had to understand that Benghazi and the emails wouldn't magically go away and aren't good things. You have to understand that by voting Trump, you've put a lot of people in the way of harm. And you have to understand that it's wrong to tell people to stop being afraid of something very, very scary.

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    Mageheart Thanks for getting this out there. I appreciate it. ^_^
    Nov 11, 2016

    Featherstone No problem- I totally agree with you, and am in the same situation. You just did a great job of putting it into words. I should be thanking you
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  • Mageheart
    Oct 30, 2016


    Hi, @featherstone9086, and welcome to YWS! I'm Mage! If you ever have any questions, feel free to come to me! ^_^

    Here's some helpful parts of YWS that can help you understand how things work on the site:

    Welcome Mat
    Knowledge Base - YWS
    FAQ For New Users
    YWS Critique Sandwich

    If I can't answer your questions, or I'm not on when you have one, you can always ask the users whose names are in green (moderators) or red (administrators). Other users would be happy to help as well! ^_^

    What type of things do you like to write? I write fantasy novels that are sometimes also mysteries, and enjoy writing realistic fiction short stories.

    Also, since this a really fun question to ask, where did you get your username from?

    Featherstone Thanks for all the helpful tips! I enjoy writing fantasy, often with an overlying theme that I feel has meaning in the modern world. I am working on multiple stories right now, primarily the Wolfsbane Chronicles, a story about good & evil.
    I got my username from an old character I used in one of my very first stories I never actually wrote down. Her last name was Featherstone. Where did you get yours?

    Nov 8, 2016

    Mageheart You're welcome! ^_^ My username is actually the nickname for one of my characters! I used to be Magestorrow (his full name), but then I shortened it to Mage after I realized I always told people to call me that instead. ^_^
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