I see a lot of people (white people) (mostly men) talking about white pride, saying things like “if I say white pride I get called racist”. Coincidently those same people will make similar comments concerning gay people, posting nonsense like “if I say straight pride I get labeled homophobic”. The way I see it when you didn’t have to spend your life hiding who you are, being made to feel like less of a person or inferior for your color or sexual orientation or weight or just because you’re different in any way, you have no way of knowing the feeling, and you have no idea of the amount of courage and strength it takes to declare that pride in who you are. You’re basically declaring this white or straight pride in a hateful way, because let’s face it: it’s always followed with a statement of why you choose to express this pride, usually that statement sounds something like; “oh yeah but I’m racist for saying that”, or “oh a gay person can wear a shirt that says gay pride so what’s wrong with me wearing a straight pride shirt”.
If you spent your entire life being discriminated against for just trying to live your life freely, maybe then you understand this expression of pride in finally being able to just be who you are. It’s pretty sad that alcoholics and drug addicts are more accepted in our society then people who are different. The same people who will drink themselves to sleep every night will assassinate the character of someone who is gay and the alcoholic will get more support from the general public. As a matter of fact, go on Facebook and drinking and drugging is actually bragged about and celebrated quite often, it’s so fucking backwards. When someone offers me a drink and I state that I don’t drink people sometimes look at me like im sick, it’s really wild.
Some of the worst discrimination I see is the way overweight people are looked at. Yes diet and exercise, but it’s not always quite so easy. I’ll leave that for next time..
We’re all different, and that’s a good thing, and we all need to accept each other…