There’s more to us than the moment we made a bad decision.
Dear straight/white people who keep trying to celebrate “straight pride” or “white pride”
First and foremost,
a. F u c k i n g s t o p
and b. The difference between “*minority* pride” and “*majority* pride” is when minorities celebrate their pride their message is “I am proud to be who I am DESPITE those who think they are superior to me.”
When YOU celebrate your pride (whether you think so or not) your message is “I am proud to be who I am BECAUSE I am superior.”
You were never oppressed, you were never enslaved due to the color of your skin— generally speaking, your existence/relevance has NEVER EVER EVER BEEN DENIED. NEVER. AT ALL. YOU DONT NEED A MOVEMENT. YOU ARENT BEING DENIED ANY RIGHTS. YOU ARE MISSING THE POINT OF THESE THINGS ENTIRELY. Nobody has ever stripped white people of their rights. Nobody has ever denied straight people the right to get married. Nobody has ever been fired from a job for being straight.
I don’t think you quite realize what these pride parades and revolutions are here for. They’re a necessary part of drawing the required attention to a certain group IN ORDER TO GAIN THE SAME RIGHTS AS YOU ALREADY HAVE.
You don’t get to celebrate your version of “pride” when we’re celebrating it in order to gain equal rights and you’re just doing it because you’re not the fucking center of attention in a gay pride parade or racial minority movement.
And before you go off and say “You’re oppressing me!! You’re telling me I can’t be proud of who I am!!1! That’s oppression I’m being oppressed!!!11!one!!!1” stop. Just. Stop. No one is saying you can’t like who you are. No one is fucking oppressing you. But there is not a reason in hell for you to post this bullshit picture on your profile “people are getting attacked for having straight pride! repost this picture and show your straight pride!” and there is no reason for you to be that guy who says “oh there’s a blackpeoplemeet.com but if there was a whitepeoplemeet.com it would be racist” or some other godawful absurdity.
There is no possible way I could make this any clearer. Knock it off.
**sorry, I’m just wildly sick of seeing this BS everywhere.
Finding your passion isn’t just about careers and money. It’s about finding your authentic self. The one you’ve buried beneath other people’s needs.