just read a reply to something I wrote saying that as a “male on the internet” I don’t have any right to be pissed at Huffington Post’s controversial coathanger post.
i don’t get it. should i be whipping myself on the back with a cat-o’-nine-tails, saying “IM SORRY FOR BEING WHITE” and “IM SORRY FOR BEING A STRAIGHT MAN” over and over? if i was a gay asian albino midget or an amorphous cloud of pansexual nothingness, would that make my opinion any more (or less) valid? no. i don’t care whether y’all agree or disagree with what i say – but making it about my gender and skin color? really?
i get the argument about white male privilege and all that jazz (for the most part we’ve proven ourselves to be pretty terrible) but saying “fuck that kind of person” is basically doing EXACTLY the kind of socio-economic screening that “open minded” people claim to be working against.
you’re basically saying “fuck this person for being ____” which is what a bully does. or what straight white males did for thousands of years. basically: writing someone off because of who they are.
i dunno. that kind of mentality just fucks things up for everyone.