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You’re scared you or friends of yours won’t be around in 4 years. That is utterly terrifying, and I can’t know what that’s like. This is a really awful time, and I can see how it might feel maddening that you’re worried about survival while white straight cis progressives just wear safety pins. And if you need to take a break from white cis progressives right now, and just be with people who share your experience, that’s fine. But it feels like your post is asking us to feel ashamed or less-than for not facing the same dangers you do. Or perhaps for discussing safety pins instead of hearing how afraid you are. I am so sorry for how hard this is. But even if they don’t face the same dangers you do, everyone is going through something here, and trying to figure out how to move forward — many by finding every way they can to help — and that is legitimate. And again, if you don’t have any room for people that don’t have to worry about their survival right now, that’s okay. But I’m going to ask that you dig into your supports, instead of writing negative assumptions about allies (even if we are imperfect). We can’t, at a very literal level, know what it feels like to be you right now, but we love you. Best to you, these are scary, difficult times.

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