I don’t know if this is right avenue for this, but here it goes anyway.
My mom and me fight all the time, about feminist issues. I don’t know what to do when a disagreement pops in conversation anymore except just walk away, since she won’t really listen to a word I say. For instance:
This morning we went the gym together. The man checking in our cards looked over at me and asked ‘if anything was wrong’ and that I should smile. I responded ‘Oh, nothing’s wrong: this is just how my face looks’ and just walk away. My mom then later is upset that I didn’t smile. I try to explain to her that the man was in fact being rude by demanding I smile, and that it happens to me all the time in public places- but she doesn’t care. I’m just being sour and a ‘beautiful girl like me should smile more’.
I’m at my wits end here. Help?