Originally published on Robot Hugs and cross-posted here with their permission.
Have you ever been treated as a teachable moment, a feel-good story, or a well of information – when you’re just trying to get home?
This comic shows what it’s like to get intrusive, unsolicited opinions and questions about your identity.
It’s a helpful reminder that you don’t have to deal with being objectified, and a valuable lesson on how not to approach strangers.
The Editors at Everyday Feminism
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Robot Hugs is a webcomic that discusses identity, gender, and sexuality, explores depression and mental illness, and often includes cats. The creator lives in Toronto; they have a degree in Linguistics and a graduate degree in Information Studies. Specifically, they identify as a non-binary genderqueer peoplequeer mentally ill non-monogamous kinky critical feminist robot. Their hobbies include worrying, being concerned about things they can’t change, being angry, being uselessly angry, hiding from the world, and knitting. Follow Robot Hugs on Twitter @RobotHugsComic.
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