i honestly fucking hate that racism is still alive and well in america today, as seen in Ferguson, but also that homophobia and misogyny are still alive and well. I’m often not associated with bigotry in any form due to my group of friends who are all very accepting and come from all forms of different backgrounds, but being on social media, i’m exposed to people that have so much hatred and ignorance still, and it’s really eye opening.
I constantly read about the forms of homophobia that people face, but I myself have luckily never had the misfortune of having to deal with homophobia. This guy, isaiaugh on twitter, not only posts about his homophobia, but posts pictures and videos objectifying women and it’s absolutely repulsive.
It’s really fucking sad that this is how people treat one another. I have pretty tough skin, so his nasty comments don’t phase me, it’s just disgusting that in defending my people, my brothers and sisters, user octogland, a homosexual himself, sides with the offender. The gay community is so filled with hate in and of itself, that i’ve become completely blind-sided by what it truly means to be in the gay community.
The gay community as it stands right now has two sides: 1. Those that continue the tradition of fighting for our right to continue living and breathing and becoming a part of society, where all people in the LGBTQ spectrum and beyond are considered an equivalent to the social norm, and 2. Those that choose to hate their brothers and sisters due to the pressures to fit into the social norms of a heteronormative world.
Being defined or grouped with the group known as “gay” causes the second portion of the gay community to hate, just as homophobes do. They have hate because of mannerisms and stereotypes that are linked to the group as a whole. The second portion of the gay community loses sight of individuality and sees only the negative connotations that are generally associated with the community. These individuals want the rights that we fight for, without the association.
So obviously with everything happening in the world today, this is just a minuscule twitter argument, but it represents a much larger problem that is still prevalent today. Racism is alive, Homophobia is alive, Misogyny is alive. It’s all around us and it’s our responsibility to help end it.
(lmao calling me fat is his only defense mechanism tho. like really?)