honestly, my tolerance for heterosexuals decreases by the day
No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, fuck, fucking no.
I’m sorry, but this is not an opinion that we need to spread. This is sexual discrimination. This is bigotry. And maybe you think it’s just an offhanded comment, but it is hate speech, no matter what group you’re directing it at.
This post says to me “I think it’s alright to judge someone by their sexual orientation”. And almost 1300 people have reblogged it, with presumably at least some agreeing with the sentiment. I have even seen people attempt to defend this opinion on this exact post.
YES, sexual minorities deal with a lot of hate. It seems like it’s mostly from heterosexual people. But have you considered that maybe it’s because heterosexual people are a majority, and therefore, a majority of opinions, good or bad, come from them anyways?
Speaking from personal experience, yes, I have also dealt with hate from heterosexual people. My sister is a lesbian, and I am so far from heterosexual I still don’t even know what the name for it is. And guess what? My dad is a major homophobe. But the fact that he’s straight is nothing to do with that; he’s a homophobe because he’s been fed stereotypes all his life that have made him hate gays.
You want to say that the heterosexual people in your life are infuriating you? SAY THAT. You want to say that one particular heterosexual person in your life is beyond your patience? SAY THAT. Because either this is a misunderstanding, and you really meant one of those things, or this is hate speech, through and through.
Tumblr is a huge, open community of every gender, opinion, religion, and social class, where we can collectively share opinions and make ourselves better people. Do you know how many people know the meaning of terms like “Victim-blaming”, “Slut-shaming”, “Fat-shaming”, “demisexual”, “pansexual”, “asexual”, and countless others just because people use Tumblr as a platform for education about important social issues? Compared to those, this post practically spits in its face. This is not offensive. This is disgusting. I am struggling to press the reblog button simply because I don’t even know if I want something this awful on my blog at all. But clearly people don’t even see this as a problem, so I will, if only for the sake of making it clear that this is not acceptable.