My little sister is a tumblrite and a social justice warrior. I love her anyway, because she's my sister, but I don't share her views or even her values. I'm apparently the one dissenting voice in the echo box of her life, the only person who says "no" even if I agree, just for the sake of actually thinking something through, and so she projects all the things she sees as wrong with the world onto me and treats me like I'm some kind of arch-conservative. Whenever she starts talking about her pet issues she talks about them as if I am somehow personally involved in perpetrating the bad things she doesn't like, and I'm sick of it. Every conversation I have with her feels like she's attacking me for things I have nothing to do with. I can't stand the increasing feeling of disrespect.
How do I cope with this? I can't just cut off all contact with my little sister, but every fucking interaction I have with her is unpleasant and I can't stand being treated like a stupid bigot anymore just because I don't partake in her oppression olympics.
Every faggot between the ages 16-20 thinks they know everything about the world, and how "wrong" this and that is. They think they can change the world, thus they are vocal about their opinions. By the time they get into their late 20s, they'll realize its time to put ideals away, and start focusing on their on life.
Give her time, she's just acting her age.
Nobody else even has the energy to even challenge the double standards, the outright bad thinking, and the mental contortions that tumblrites do anymore. I only probably have the energy to do it because I spend more than two thirds of the year hundreds of miles away at university and don't have to put up with her shit.
I just can't stand it anymore. She's a constant source of negativity and I know the problem isn't me because I get along with the rest of my siblings 90% of the time.
Yeah so I had a bipolar socialist friend. She sorta did the same with me, because my family runs a small business. As if a 4 person house remodeling business was the cause of the housing bubble or something.
There isnt really any solution. Basically there's no arguing with her, you gotta ignore them. I cut the bugger out, but well you can't do that with family. So you gotta settle for the next best thing, to ignore her, to tell her to fuck off when she approaches you with that crap. I suggest you get your family to do the same when she starts in on that stuff.
do it for fun, find ways to tear her apart and watch what she believes i crumble apart before she becomes too invested and her brain turns to shit or yeah she will probably grow out of it
How old is she?
>Whenever she starts talking about her pet issues she talks about them as if I am somehow personally involved in perpetrating the bad things she doesn't like, and I'm sick of it. Every conversation I have with her feels like she's attacking me for things I have nothing to do with. I can't stand the increasing feeling of disrespect.
assuming she's mature enough, you need to say exactly this to her, in a calm manner. Tell her how you feel if you really want to remain in contact with her. Be honest and open, let her know she's hurting you and how.
If that doesn't help, then I don't think there's much of anything you can do aside from moving on and just ignoring it.
She's probably not mature enough to handle that approach then. But it probably wouldn't hurt to try. Since she's younger, assure her that it's fine to feel the way she does (even if you don't agree), just that with the way she's expressing it, it's damaging things between the two of you. ..or something. Kind of a tough one.
>she's acting disrespectful towards me
>I disagree with what she says, even if I agree with it, for the lulz
Stop acting like a faggot and maybe she'll stop treating you like a faggot
Well if she's gonna be a sophomore in high school she's still pretty young. Girls her age are trying on new identities and are going through phases. Her radical tumblr feminist act is her being young and finding a thing she likes.
If she refuses to listen to you, sit her down and talk to her one on one. Explain to her that you're her older brother, you love her very dearly, but you feel like you're being treated like complete shit. Tell her that you support her views even if you may not understand or agree with them. Just try to get on her side and show that you're not an enemy.
If she continues her barrage on you after that, start calling her out in front of other people. Not like getting into debates with her, just point out the fact that she's 15/16? And tell her she has zero life experience. Basically remind her that she's just a kid who hasn't lived long enough to be able to set people older than her in their place like that.
It's not just girls, you know.
When I was 16, I used to consider myself a left-wing anarchist. I never really did anything about it, but I kept telling my parents how voting is bad and cops are scum. They just rolled their eyes and now I understand why.
It's not even that the ideas I used to believe in were so wrong (although I did change many of them), but my way of expressing them was shallow and irrational.
Teenagers do these things. OP, just be compassionate and understanding. If you're too tired to argue just tell her that. Alternatively, give her some literature to read.
This might sound stupid, and it might be risky if tumblr is feeding her with hate, but show her you are hurt.
A simple way would be to sound sad, explain you actually don't do or wish any harm to anyone, and tell her that her words actually hurt you.
If she is not a total sociopath / autist, family will beat shitty ideology.