I’m male, white, straight, intelligent, relatively decent looking and let me tell you something;
Very few people accept me for me.
(And I’m what society and its fucked up terms class as ‘normal’)
Don’t let labels and terms define you. You are you, and the only label that should matter is that which your mother and father gave you when you were born. Your name is your only label.
Fight against anything that physically stops you living your life the way you (not society) want to.
Do it with words and billboards (if that doesn’t work, I hear fire is an excellent motivator for change)
Ignore every bastard and bitch who talk and yell and label and talk down to you. Don’t give the ignorant credence. You are better than that.
Your sexuality, race or gender does not define you. What you are is not a definition. It’s just being called ‘Human’
(Which … I guess is a definition. Fucksake. Y’all get my meaning!)
Typical privileged white boy problems.
The reason people find it hard to shed these labels- ‘queer’, ‘gay’, ‘black’, ‘woman’ - and instead, even embrace them - is because they’re told every single day of their life that they’re worthless and pathetic and ‘not as good as you’ and don’t deserve the same rights and don’t deserve the same treatment and the same opportunities…
People take on these labels because they’re proud of who they are and that is their fight. It’s their protest. Their way of saying this IS who I am, take it or leave it.
This may be a different argument if all people of all gender, races and sexualities had the same starts in life, the same opportunities and the same chances - but they don’t. This is why they take on these labels- because they ARE different- and because they ARE different they are treated differently.
(also- ‘bitch’ - poor choice of word when one of your hashtags is ‘feminism’)
Thanks for this. Remind me to be gay, black and a girl next time I call for solidarity against societies shitstorm and that you should be proud of who you are no matter what cards you’ve been dealt.
Because I just can’t possibly understand how hard life can be, not being accepted, or how shit it is based on the fact I’m white and straight and ‘privileged’
^ someone ‘not getting it’