Some girl I went to high school with just posted what I’m sure she thought was a very insightful status about how we should all stop worrying so much about gay people being able to marry each other and start worrying about starving kids, pregnant teens, and people in jail for drug charges.
First of all, WHO DECIDED THAT HUMANS ARE ONLY CAPABLE OF CARING ABOUT ONE HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATION????? Who decided that you can’t care about more than one thing, that you’re not allowed to be outraged by more than one situation. I say if you don’t find yourself outraged at least 5 times a day by how shitty we are to each other, you’re doing something wrong. And this is not a social justice “I want to change the world with my righteous indignation” thing. This is “I see that you’re treating someone who is different than you like shit and you should stop”.
Secondly, HOW DARE WE BE UPSET THAT THERE ARE PEOPLE OUT THERE NOT BEING TREATED LIKE PEOPLE!!!! How dare I be upset that in 2014 there are people still trying to tell others that they can’t love who they want. Because what I do with my affection, genitals, and money has soooooo much to do with what that conservative guy over there is doing. Because “gay” is some communicable disease, or a supernatural force that will attack you while you’re sleeping, or this phenomenon that makes everyone within a five mile radius of such “gayness” rip off their clothes and fornicate with someone of the same sex. Oh wait. It’s a way of life that can be fulfilling, rewarding, affirming, positive, and wonderful. Let me say that as a straight woman, I have never once felt affronted by the sexuality of others. I have never seen a lesbian and felt that the validity of my relationship was threatened. In fact, it makes me happy to see people in love. It reaffirms my belief that love is real and attainable and that everyone deserves to find someone who makes them happy, regardless of what’s in their pants. Who fucking cares? We’re all sexy beings, find someone who turns you one, treats you well, and makes you happy. Do your thing. It doesn’t make you any less of a person, in fact it makes you more. Who the fuck am I or anyone else to deny someone something so awesome? And who am I or anyone else to say that you can’t make the commitment to the person you love to stay together forever through marriage?
So let’s all go get married to the people we love, feed the hungry, teach teens the values of contraceptives, and fight mandatory minimums because someone with an ounce of weed should not spend twice as much time behind bars as someone who molests kids. LET’S ALL START TREATING PEOPLE LIKE FUCKING PEOPLE AND STOP BEING SUCH ASSHOLES TO EACH OTHER.