Sandra Cruz, a Filipinx American non-binary genderfluid college student was peacefully protesting for their rights this Friday by burning an American flag and swinging around a paper mache sculpture depicting a decapitated Trump head. While demonstrating, they found themself at the receiving end of what they describe as a “facial expression full of hate and disgust” that lasted for at least four seconds, according to Cruz.
I have dealt with oppression my entire life and it had never been summed up so accurately than today. A Trump supporter who wore a Make America Great Again hat and a black shirt with a frog on it gave me… a dirty look. As if my actions and very existence disgusted him. I felt so hurt. I felt so triggered. I will have my second therapy session tomorrow. I don’t know how I will ever recover…
Cruz is just one of the many victims of Trump’s patriarchy. This is what it’s like now in Trump’s America. Cisgendered white men know no bounds when it comes to oppression women and minorities.
Stay strong, Sandra, we are with you.