Telisha Cobb: Senator Campfield, I am writing to you today as a mother, active citizen, and born and raised Tennessean. You are an embarrassment to our great state. Folks all over the country and here in Tennessee are looking at the bills you are proposing in shock. They are the most ignorant and morally lacking legislation that could be proposed this year. It is clear that you are targeting homosexuals and low-income families with hogwash legislation. You need to search your heart, your values and your Christianity to find a better way to represent us as a whole. We will do everything in our power to make sure you are not here in 2014. There are numerous grass roots parties that are making their voices heard.
Stacey Campfield: You seem to have some serious, deep anger issues. Have you ever thought about therapy? I hear they are doing some wonderful things with medications these days.What. The. Unholy. Fuck.
Her email was simple, direct, dignified, and professional, a simple statement of "This stuff you're doing is Very Not Okay. Stop it." And to this, he thought it was acceptable to, in essence, tell her that she's crazy for disagreeing with him and should be medicated until she agrees?
Which is reprehensible in and of itself, but then you get into all the ways that a powerful white man telling a woman (of color? I would guess so from the pictures I found but I don't know if she identifies as such) that she's "angry" and needs therapy or medications draws on a whole history of pathologizing women's anger and dissent as a major avenue of structural misogyny, and it gets about 100000x uglier.
Kitten, you seem to have forgotten how this whole elected-representative-thing works. You are not the lord of your own little fiefdom by virtue of having been elected. You are a representative - that is, you are there to represent the people who elected you. And if they feel you are doing a poor job of representing them, they have every right in the world to tell you so and demand that you shape the fuck up, because while elected official/voter doesn't quite analogize with an employer/employee situation, it's close enough, and YOU ARE NOT THE EMPLOYER. You are the worker. And your bosses are hauling your ass in for a performance review and/or write-up for failure to adequately perform your job duties. Which makes it absurdly inappropriate to sass them and display this kind of condescendingly rude attitude. When the people who gave you your job call you on the carpet for wasting company time and resources on being an asshole, you listen up and change your ways, or your ass is out on the curb.
For someone who is an official in a democratic system of government, you have an awful lot of contempt for citizen input, which is one of the core mechanisms by which any sort of democracy operates. Somehow I'm thinking you'd do better playing God on your own little private island somewhere. Why don't you go try that instead of trying to play God here the U.S.?
And by the way, Stacey? Yeah, they are doing some pretty amazing things with medications. I'm on some of them and they've fucking changed my life.
But I still think you're a reprehensible shitbag with the morals of a bloodsucking insect, and my opinion and anger are in no way invalidated by the medication I take.
Fuck off back to the cesspit you crawled out of, you suppurating anal sore.
That angry enough for you?