Y'all, I spent all day in professional development. And that, as you know, can be boooooring.
Don't get me wrong, I've been to some sessions that are awesome and inspiring and energize me. But today, in a session run by a wealthy, white dude, all I felt was anger.
This man talked over us, ignored our very valid questions about the digital divide, mistook a Latina woman for an Asian woman (who was on the committee that hired him and was his main point of contact!), and instead of addressing points that countered his own, he spoke until we all literally had to leave the room to get to our next sessions.
Dude, if you can't defend you're position, maybe it's not so strong. I left that session wanting more than anything to punch that dickbag in the face.
I realized, though, that I'm so lucky: the reason I feel such anger is, I'm used to my opinion counting. I have an amazing boss and I work in an amazing department where everyone is truly valued and we're all used to having a voice.
So, while I had to listen to this asshole all morning, later this week, I get to go back to my awesome department. And tomorrow, I get to write an evaluation for him. MWAH HA HA HA!