James Bond wrote:
Ok, I was just wondering. I get the "spectrum" argument and think it makes sense. I was just surprised to see that kind of resentment from the gay community (at least where I am) against bisexuals. Then again, black people where I am hate and actively discriminate against hispanics too
Word...you would think that people who have experienced the difficulties that come along with an queer lifestyle (I think that's the technical term, now?) would be sympathetic to others who are also not "hetero-normative," or whatever. Like, you expect people to empathize with others in similar situations, but I guess that's not the case.
Same thing with race...you would think that members of a particular race suffering from institutional racism would acknowledge parallel struggles of another minority race, but I guess that's too much of an expectation?
To be fair, I think part of the reason I think all this is that I'm a straight, pretty much white male: anything other than that (aside from straight white females, maybe...) is just sort of conveniently labeled "Other," so I don't really have to make distinctions within that broad category.
And I'm not saying that's a good thing, but, I think that's what goes on subconsciously in me. I really have to take time and care to respect and acknowledge that "everyone else who is different from me" are not different in the same way.
You know? So maybe that's what's going on with these minority (sexual, racial, and otherwise) populations who are unexpectedly acting in the same ways to other minorities as the majority?
EDIT: This is way the fuck off topic.