As a conservative Hispanic woman, I’ve had more than one person question how I could possibly vote “against myself.” Even Michelle Obama just said she doesn’t get what’s going on in my head.
Do I not REALIZE that Conservatives hate me?! Conservatives haaaate women! And they DOUBLE HATE HISPANICS.
I guess I didn’t get the memo.
Anyway, Chad Felix Greene has recently written an article for the Federalist about how coming out as gay is significantly easier than coming out as conservative.
The truth is, I have never faced abuse on Twitter for being gay, but I certainly have for being conservative. I am confident my expression as a gay man would be free and celebrated there and elsewhere, but my unique point of view as a conservative is viewed with suspicion and hostility.
I entirely relate to this. I’ve lost COUNTLESS “friends” once they found out about my political leanings. I’d get regular messages about how “disgusted” they were that they ever liked me at all. It was really tough for a while.
Lauren Theisen over at “Deadspin” a FREAKING SPORTS PUBLICATION, decided to prove him exactly right:
Yup. Conservative gays need to shut the f**k up.
As in, they don’t even deserve a voice.
You know… because Conservatives are inherently evil:
Normally, The Federalist farting out some jaw-droppingly stupid false equivalence is just another weekday, but conservative gays using their sexuality as a means to defend their abhorrent views have become more and more common as queers win more widespread acceptance. (Some possibly relevant personal background: I identified as a gay male during my teen years, but now I’m probably more like trans female or genderqueer or something more fun like that.) Opportunities that would have been previously unavailable for out gays in fields like business or politics are opening up like never before, giving LGBT people newfound power to create change within the systems that previously oppressed them. But wealthy and mostly white gay men have all too often been afforded the choice not just to shed the “oppressed” label, but to become oppressors themselves. Their sexuality, then, becomes a tool used to help uphold the anti-feminist, white supremacist, wealth-favoring status quo, and they need to fucking stop.
Honestly, I don’t blame most of the men I’ve mentioned for acting in their own personal self-interest. You do what you gotta do to make a living, I suppose, and a few more gays voting Republican won’t bring about the apocalypse any faster. Where these guys get really dangerous, however, is when we give them the microphone and the authority to tell us who we should and shouldn’t care about. “I’ve been discriminated against,” these gay male narratives tell you, “So believe me when I say that [women/immigrants/trannies/poor people] aren’t the real victims here.” If too many people believe those words, all of the fantastic, revolutionary ideals of freedom and empathy that formed the foundation of queer liberation will quickly fade away, and almost all of us will be worse off for it. I know it’s naive to think these dudes are ever going to shut the f*ck up. But the least the rest of us could do is stop listening to them.
“Where these guys get really dangerous, however, is when we give them the microphone and the authority to tell us who we should and shouldn’t care about.”
I’m sorry… but isn’t this author quite literally telling people who they should and shouldn’t listen to? IS SHE THIS DENSE?
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) December 12, 2018
1. This basically proves @chadfelixg’s point.
2. What the hell does this have to do with sports? https://t.co/82VbORSQhC
— Nick McDavid (@nick_mcdavid) December 12, 2018
Wherein the author refers to gay men as f*gs and reveals just how much of a fascist pig she is. This is a disgrace. https://t.co/21w0iMWvGm
— Jay Collinwood (@Jaycollinwood) December 12, 2018
— Andrea Somerville (@asomer) December 12, 2018
She called Milo a “fag” because she’s WOKE like that, y’all.