***ANY VIEWS EXPRESSED IN THIS POST THAT ARE IN QUOTATION MARKS ARE NOT MY VIEWS AND ARE EXAMPLES OF DISCRIMINATION. I do not dislike anyone as a result of their gender, race, sexuality or ANY quality unless the quality is one in their personality and they have done something inexcusable towards me or my friends.***
“Ugh, just speak English! God, your tradditions are so weird!”
“White people have discriminated against us in the past, so don’t even TALK to me!”
“You like boys? That’s disgusting! URGH, YOU GAY WEIRDO!”
“Ugh, you just don’t understand what I’m going through; all you are is just a straight person. Don’t even talk to me because you just DON’T GET IT!”
“You’re just confused about your gender, don’t worry! Just act normal!”
“Cis het scum.”
“You look like a freak YOU RETARD! Just go back to mental school.”
“You don’t have a disability so you obviously won’t get it; I’m not even going to associate with you!”
NONE OF THESE PHRASES ARE OKAY.
A white person insulting a black person because of the colour of their skin is racist. A black person insulting a white person because of the colour of their skin is racist.
A straight person insulting an LGBTQ person on their sexuality is discriminatory and homophobic. An LGBTQ person insulting a straight person on their sexuality is discriminatory and heterophobic.
Take a situation, have those two people switch roles, and it’s still just as bad.
Discriminating against ANYONE is not okay, no matter who you are – gender, race, sexuality, ANYTHING. If they did it to you, it would not be okay. If you do it to them, it is NOT OKAY.
I’m not saying that people’s struggles are worthless. People have gone through awful things as a result of their gender, race, sexuality or any aspect they cannot help, and that is absolutely inexcusable. It should NEVER happen because these people are trying to find out who they are and need support.
But just think about this.
Cis people pick on cis people. Cis people pick on trans people. Trans people pick on trans people. And trans people pick on cis people.
It’s not your label; it’s your personality. Who you are – straight, gay, cis, trans, black, white – does not give you the right to discriminate.
Thanks for reading. I needed to get that off my chest. Sorry if it’s very controversial.