Today, I transported the local aggro stray cat to the local shelter as soon as possible.
I called before entering the "no kill" shelter.
I stood and waited with the cat in a cat carrier where I was told to wait with the stray cat-- in the bunny room where there was one guinea pig and one rabbit.
He seemed more afraid this time and shirked to the back of the carrier placed on the counter. I had 2-3 feet of standing room. Two teens towering over me, approached and didn't care to speak to me as they walked into the small space. I covered the personal info on a cat carrier that's been around since my college days. Especially since local teens - female rather than male- have shown physical aggression and hostility towards me since the Pandemic. It sadly reminded me of my elementary school days, being one of the smallest kids on the playground regularly bullied and put into neck braces by the time I was 12. I haven't grown taller since then. In scifi terms, I was uncertain if the tall whites would attack me, again.
It was uncomfortable for me to stay with the cat in the tiny space. I wasn't sure if they would spontaneously attack me. Instead they decided to see what animals were in the secluded cages near me. And, promptly returned to their parents.
The staff worker started walking in my direction and called out Hey Lady! From over 20ft away. I shirked and backed away from the cage to look who shouted and saw the worker walking towards me. Before I knew it I had blurred out that they had called me a prostitute. In fact I wasn't aware of how often I had to tolerate this behavior where average Americans used the code word for prostitute until my head started reeling today. Ladies of the night aka Lady or Ladies wasn't a term my parents or others made me aware of in my youth. It took until my 30s to understand the use of this overly Victorian word. And how this word is not "proper" at all in modern language except in reference to prostitution.
They didn't say "hi" or allow for a conversational introduction. Simply yelling "Lady!" At me in my summer tanned face with dark hair.
Despite that, I suppose they decided they put me in my place publicly- it seemed like bias and social confirmation of bias support to others, they began intake of the actual four legged feline with tail. My concern for my safety became high alert, and I backed into the corner at the counter. Every movement made my head turn on alert. And I became defensive about handing the staff member my personal license- even though they were very "professional" despite my defensiveness. And I finally caught myself and apologized for being so uncomfortable- especially since I was out numbered. This is my world today.
Reporting Bias Incidents, is rarely easy outside of AAPIHN communities where local authorities stand to prosper from disappearing or handling of an AAPIHN person. Even police in these communities may be involved in DV or blatantly assist the local criminal behavior against minorities - especially AAPIHN who are far away from any supportive normal AAPIHN community.
There is a lot of Social media that portrays AAPI women and men in the sex industry. However our voices continue to be marginalized in non-AAPI communities.
One of the common words:- Lady or Ladies is derived from the term "Ladies of the Night" that means prostitute.
It's unclear whether or not non -AAPIHN communities will support AAPIHN persons who report this as a stigmatized way to potentially humiliate or incriminate persons at workplaces or in public. Tragedy has hit home for many "isolated" AAPIHN throughout the USA since we are frequently smaller and easier targets for these large non-AAPIHN Americans.
This was one normal day of many in public in my USA hometown. While not much has changed, the escalation of targeting and violence from seemingly random people has become a community based nightmare.
Though I received a receipt this time when I took him to the humane shelter-- The four legged cat with tail still intact, has an "unregistered" microchip number on the receipt. My guess is that it's possible the local Gangstalkers are using the animals to construct a scenario. It's unusual to find an intact cat. So if they have sprayed female pheromones to create his interest-- it's possible. It seems a strange but I was followed by a vehicle with a German vanity tag the last time I made an appointment for this particular roamer.
Is it gangstalking? Good question. The area has been a hotbed of Skinheads and neonazi activities the police supported through the 1980s, 1990s, and recruited heavily post 9/11.
Though they use "functional" sabotage tactics to evade criminal charges up to racketeering, they have included hiring unknowledgeable new minorities to shield from direct racist accusations and scapegoat.