“Equality For All (Enter race, sex, or sexual orientation here)”

Join hands for peace.

Join hands for peace.

Let me start off by saying this: equality for a group of people, does not mean their social status should be “higher up the ladder” than anyone else. Equality, by definition, means, “the state of being equal, especially in status, rights, and opportunities.“; and if you don’t know what equal means, it is when “a person or thing considered to be the same as another in status or quality.” You learn something new everyday!

Now that we got that out of the way, on to the issue. I just read an article about “Straight Pride” and why homosexuals are furious about it. Now i’m not saying every single gay person in the world is angry about this, but the select few who are, shouldn’t be. Many people who are homosexual, feminist, and yes even African Americans, claim to be proud of their orientation, but they also go on to say that their definition of proud is drastically different than whites, males, or people who are straight. Why is it that when you have gay pride you are strong and showing your individuality, but when you’re proud to be straight you’re prejudiced? And what about how black people can say ‘Black Pride’, and it be them overcoming their ancestors past, but white pride is racist and hateful? Tell me why it is that feminists can be proud of themselves for being hateful to men, but men can’t be proud of the sex they were born with? Tell me why in the end of 2014 we have not yet stopped being prejudiced of someone with qualities that they were born with.

I may not understand being bullied because i was gay. I may not understand being bullied because i was black. I may not understand being targeted for hate because i was a man, but what I can understand is that no matter who you are, everyone will be bullied for something. I was bullied for being a little overweight and being different than everyone else because I had big ideas or i didn’t keep up with the new fashion. I know people who were bullied for being too tall, too skinny, too short, too fat, too something because they didn’t fit the stereotype for a “normal” person in today’s society. And isn’t this what it’s all about? Stopping the hate? All we need is equality, and i do not mean, as stated above, that because you are black or white or gay or female, that you should be out onto a pedestal. If you are fighting so hard for this so called “equality” that you want, then why would you put yourselves into these groups, and separate yourselves from society? Why would you want people view you as completely different from themselves, instead of the same? What we as a society need to realize is that everyone is essentially the same, except for a few small details. Yes, I mean small, because although you make it out to seem that being gay or black is some big detail, its really not. Its just a part of who you are, and you are made up of a bunch of interesting little details, not a few big ones. Be proud of who you are, but don’t expect people to put you above themselves.

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One comment

  1. The Opinionated Teenager · July 20, 2015

    Reblogged this on Anonymous At 16.

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