Someone tell me I’m not the only one who feels like we’re still living in 1818 rather than 2018. It sometimes feels like if you’re not a rich, white, able-bodied, straight male who’s perfectly mentally stable in today’s society then you’re screwed.
It’s almost like if you don’t fall into any of these boxes then either the government, religious institutes or some members of society, who are really baboons dressed in human meat suits will deny you access, strip you of you’re dignity, humanity, independence and hope.
Although we all like to bang on about how far society has progressed, at least in first world countries, we still have a hell of a way to go. I’m not denying that we, as a whole, haven’t improved immensely since the time of the caveman because god knows we have. It’s just not enough.
Why do women, people of diverse ethnic groups (by that I mean anyone and everyone who isn’t white), people who are part of the LGBT community, people in the disability community still persecuted?
We aren’t are gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, colour or ethnic background, religion, ‘dis’ability or socio-economic background. Yes, these factors help shape and define who we are but ultimately we are all still humans who want and deserve respect, dignity, autonomy, independence and humility.
We don’t deserve to be shamed, shunned, looked down upon, made a mockery, laughing stock or fool of, made to feel like we’re lesser than everyone else because of our differences.
We all crave the same things in life, regardless if you are the entitled top 1% guy who thinks the world owes him everything on a silver platter because of his money and heritage or the poorest 1% guy. We all need and want love, structure, respect, stability, hope, dignity etc. It doesn’t matter the colour of our skin how you identify sexually or gender-wise. It doesn’t matter if we have a disability or are able-bodied. These labels are socially constructed pieces of bullshit that allow idiots to feel safe in their moronicly close-minded, uneducated, pathetic, ideals that anyone who is different from them is somehow a disease on the face of the planet that needs to be demoralised as quickly, publicly and painfully as possible to break their spirits in order to get rid of them and save the world from a terrible monstrosity.
Why does society insist on making a mountain out of a molehill? Who cares if you’re black, white, Spanish, Arabic, Muslim, Christian, gay, straight, male, female, tall, short, WHATEVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you’re a cool person, with a good mind and we get along and make each other laugh and have fun together then it really doesn’t and SHOULDN’T matter.
If on the other hand, you have an issue with one part of who I am, get fixated on it and think you can somehow try and change that part of me or think it’s ok to dismiss me or hate on me because of it then you’re the loser in that situation. Why would I want to waste my precious time trying to get to know you? Why would I waste my precious time trying to prove myself to you?
I personally believe that the government and other institutions such as educational bodies and the media should take a more proactive stance when it comes to creating positive images of people from different backgrounds and groups. We shouldn’t be turning disabled people into inspirational, brave heroes who only deserve respect and admiration because they got out of bed to face yet another long and arduous day with the same condition that you’ve grown used to and gotten round in their own ways. We shouldn’t be stereotyping people from certain area’s of London, people of a certain colour or upbringing. We should ease off and accept that not every person from a certain profile will be in a gang or want to smoke and beat up people.
Why is it still ok to assume that every single gay man wants to turn every other man gay? Why is it unnatural or freakish for people to identify as a different gender from the one they were born? Why can’t two women or two men bring up a perfectly stable, loved, well-rounded, balanced child? so many single parents do it and they don’t get emotionally beaten up or shamed so what makes it ok for a loving same-sex couple to receive that treatment? Why can’t same-sex couples get married when it’s been proven time and time again that it’s obviously working so well in 100% of cases in heterosexual cases?
It angers me that even in this day and age those of us who aren’t that rich, white straight male have to live in fear that the government is going to short change us and make our lives that much more difficult because we have to prove time and time again to that we have a disability just to get the cheapskate support that they think is adequate to live independent and fulfilled lives.
Why do us women, who identify as part of the LGBT community, who happen to have a ‘dis’abled’, or anyone who isn’t white or christian have to feel fear that we wont get good jobs or education that would help us better ourselves in order progress and feel like we are worthwhile and contributing in a meaningful way to society?
Why is it that even now in 2018 we still have to fight to get our voices heard or fall by the wayside because of a very real fear that we aren’t going to be supported properly and adequately in order to prove the haters that we are more than just our label?
It’s almost as if half of everyone and everything gets so caught up in burogracy red tape, political correctness whilst the other half goes to the other extreme and goes out of their way to be the cruellest versions of humanity possible. Nothing is going to happen in this stalemate.
We have to stand up, shout from the rooftops, fight back, whatever it takes to ensure that every single person is treated as they should be, with respect, without cruelty, with individual needs put front and centre rather than others deciding what is best.