Look at this!
What is it?
It’s apparently a straight pride flag. And Amazon is selling them, and – prepare yourself for a shock – people of every sexual orientation are outraged about it.
About all I can say in the flag’s defence is that it doesn’t really take anything from LBGTs in and of itself. It’s not homophobic any more than Pepe the frog is white supremacist.
But … ehh, you see where I’m going with this, yeah?
Sure. Women getting more roles in movies and TV takes nothing away from men. Black history month takes nothing away from white people. And a straight pride flag takes nothing away from LBGT folks.
Except their oppressed minority position. Which, if it really did take it away, would be great. Only it doesn’t.
White history month, and a push to have more men in leading Hollywood roles, does take away from oppressed parties. It pushes a normalised and – yes – massively privileged group into the spotlight, and pushes the minority back out of it, safely into the shadows.
As such, I probably shouldn’t be sharing this. But … look at that flag. Part of me wanted it to be a joke. Look at how bland it is! Yay for the straights! Oh boy, a bowl of plain oatmeal for me!
I’m glad the last thing I bought on Amazon was a book about a gay bunny. That should be arriving sometime soon, too.
– Sent from my Huawei mobile phone while on the bus