I'm a person who has strong feelings about the world. This is my personal blog where I write about my thoughts on love, humor, the world, and everything else I think to talk about. Politics, racism, cissexism, and every other sort of 'social justice' will go here as well. I'm white, bisexual, genderqueer, pro-choice, and I'm sure a lot of other things that I don't have the room to list here.
Posts tagged gay
And maybe that’s part of the problem. Issues of privilege and exclusion continue to be ignored in the larger Chicago queer community — one driven by upper-middle-class white gay males, who go to spaces where they hope to see others like them. (Melissa Harris-Perry recently referred to them as the community’s “One Percent.”) What that does is make other segments of the community not only invisible, but also powerless to speak up about their structural oppression — in a movement that’s supposed to include their voices, fight for their equality and be a shelter for those who might not have homes elsewhere. And when you instead build a neighborhood rampant with lesbophobia, misogyny, racism, ageism, slut shaming and transphobia, you only create more of the hatred, bigotry and intolerance that our community is supposed to stand against. This is not what equality looks like, and it makes us look no better than the Michele Bachmanns and Rick Santorums of the world.
What is this? Gay, white men being oppressive asses? Shocker.
Wow, we haven’t even gotten rid of mainstream oppression and this is going on and just adding to it.
Way to fight the power.
Yeah, talk about progress.