Have you ever seen a handicap person getting out of a car right in front of a store, and thought “why do they get all the good stuff”? Or thought “how come black people get to say the ‘n-word,’ and I don’t?” Or thought “I bet they’re just dressing up like a girl to see other girls pee?”— thanks for this one Mike Huckabee.
If you’ve had any of the those thoughts you’re in luck, because today is #heterosexualprideday! So throw on your ‘all lives matter’ paraphernalia and start making unoriginal jokes about Adam and Steve, because it’s your day to shine.
“But, why don’t we get to have White Entertainment Television?” Because that would be W.E.T., and therefore would be porn.
I had not heard anything about #heterosexualprideday until this morning (which I consider a win), and so when I heard, I decided to look up the hashtag on twitter. I was pleasantly surprised to find a significant portion of the posts that came up shared my viewpoint on how ridiculous this particular movement is. Unfortunately, we can’t all agree that it’s absurd, if you take a quick look, you’ll see posts from people (one of whom had Hitler as his avatar) talking about how important this is, and going back to the worn-out ‘snowflake’-type name calling of the ‘libs.’ I’m not going to repost any of the tweets I disliked on here, because I don’t want to give them anymore of a platform.
Here’s a suggestion to those who might be in favor of this particular hashtag movement, if the people who like Hitler are on your side, there’s a good chance you’re on the wrong side.
Also, while there wouldn’t really be any good timing for this ’cause,’ putting it forward during #pridemonth seems particularly antagonistic.
I know that twitter has a bunch of trolls, and so it can be hard to determine which posts we find hateful are genuine and which are just for attention, but I want to say, I’m really glad at how many anti-heterosexual pride day posts I saw.
Now let me clarify one last point, when I talk about anti-heterosexual pride, I do not mean there should be heterosexual shame. Here’s the thing, pride in the sense of having a day, or month, or parade celebrating it, is about getting rid of shame. There is not now, and never has been any real systemic shame associated with being heterosexual. No one is upset if you’re happy you’re straight, but pride when it’s not a reaction to shame comes across as aggressive and antagonistic.