Social media has been crazy since the election has been getting closer and closer. Tempers are flaring and the passive aggressive statuses and post sharing are at an all-time high. One funny thing that I have notice is the amount of people that constantly post about their beliefs, but want to complain when they see others doing the same thing.
Being a young conservative means that a few of my opinions are not that popular among my peers. It’s not unusual to be met with some resistance when I chose to share something that aligns with my beliefs, whether it’s making fun of Clinton, talking about being fiscally conservative (i.e. nothing is free), the wage gap myth or talking about rights (1st and 2nd amendments or reproductive rights). I do not mind having actual conversations or debates on these, but it is highly annoying when all I am confronted with things like being a “self-hating woman”, not believing in science (which is insane since I am pre-med and actually believe in global warming, shocking I know), or that I am a racist bigot (because apparently I am voting for Trump, which is news to me). People will get so upset when they see something that they do not agree with that they just have to let you know how wrong you are and how much of sucky person they think you are because of it.
I have been called a lot of derogatory names by progressives, which I personally do not think is that progressive. If I was not raised to be a strong female that has no problems thinking for myself then I would probably be bullied into following the groupthink among my peers.
So call me whatever you want, but remember that I am a strong female college student who is following her dreams and is not apologetic for her beliefs.