10:58 am - 04/21/2014

MMMMonday! Personal assumptions.



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Today, in the spirit of (and inspired by) Shakesville's questions of the day: What are some erroneous assumptions people make about you? Why do you think the assumptions are made? Do they bother you? Are those assumptions ever an asset? We'd just like to get some discussion going in comments, so if you're moved to, hop on in!
shalimar_98 21st-Apr-2014 10:05 pm (UTC)
What are some erroneous assumptions people make about you?
I'm straight, monogamous, Christian, more well-funded than I am, in a hurry to marry/have kids.

Why do you think the assumptions are made?
My work place skews traditional and conservative so of course I must fit that tendency.

Do they bother you? Are those assumptions ever an asset?
At work I just let them have their assumptions. It's safer and leads to less questioning. My social circle gets gently set straight as needed. I belong to a UU church and our congregation has a strong culture of not making assumptions on gender/sexual orientation/economic status so those assumptions happen less there. The non-monogamy thing is still a bit uncommon so that challenges their assumptions but most are pretty accepting.
lanalucy 21st-Apr-2014 10:31 pm (UTC)
The UU churches I've been to have been very welcoming. I enjoy that so much.
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