I'm being very Social Justice Sally this week.
I hate this shit. I hate it so much. Someone makes something about a social issue and an oppressed group, such as the LGBT community, ethnic minorities, women, religious minorities/the nonreligious, immigrants, etc. And then some self-righteous asswipe from the privileged group, some straight white yuppie jerk, comes in and turns the attention onto THEM. "But I'M
not like that! I'M
not selfish! I
don't exercise my privilege!" You just did, you worthless piece of crap. You see something about an underrepresented group and wrongs that are done unto them and the first thing you think isn't "That's wrong, I want to do something about that!" but "Oh no! What do they think of MEEEEEE?" If you really weren't prejudiced about the issue you wouldn't have to say anything. You'd be able to say "I may not be part of this group but I am an ally", making it about the issue
, instead of "But but but my precious feelings!", which makes it about you
, further proving the original point about your privileged group ignoring the plights of the suppressed and making things all about them.
says things wisely: "Fun fact: When someone is talking about racial oppression and a white person yells at them because "I'm not like that, stop judging all of us!", THEY'RE TELLING THAT PERSON TO SHUT UP. It doesn't matter if they're "well-meaning", though really if they were actually well-meaning, then they wouldn't try to derail the topic and make it all about them.
You seem to miss the point about how the problem is when people do that, instead of going, "Gee, that treatment is terrible, I'm disgusted by it," they're going, "Talking about white people who are bigoted hurts my feelings. What about meeee?" Even though the stamp creator already pointed that out. Nevermind, we've established ten times over that it's all about what you think.
Frankly, when people who are marginalized tell me as a privileged person that I need to stop and listen to them, I'm going to do it, and I don't think that's something that needs to be changed."