Fair warning in advance... this post may trigger some due to the nature of the topic, but no insult of any kind is directed at anyone. Just a question I've been meaning to ask for about a week or so now.
Recently, a friend of mine posted a similar meme on his Facebook page, and he was consequently put in Farcebook jail over it, not to mention the barrage of verbal assaults that came his way shortly after. Funny thing is, he is a registered Democrat who vehemently supports LGBT rights, and was only expressing his pride. So my question is, has anyone else faced a similar situation for expressing pride in something that mainstream society considers taboo or irrelevant? As of yet, I have not, then again can't say I care for any pride-based movements to begin with, I think most of them are absurd and not worth the time or energy to dwell on. Pride movements are yet another way to keep us divided. With that said, in a supposedly understanding and accepting society I do find it unfortunate that some individuals end up getting harassed for expressing/supporting certain point of views.
I'm a trans person. Things like this don't offend me, but I do laugh a little. Be as proud as you want to be of your straight sexuality. It's not wrong to be straight and love is something to celebrate! (Do you have to celebrate it with a bathroom signs image, though?)
If you want some perspective on why some people might be offended by this kind of thing: It's because straightness is already mainstream, seen as normal, inoffensive, and is praised and celebrated. Straight people don't have a history of having to fight for social acceptance.
I know, some of you will see this and argue that you feel you must fight for social acceptance NOW, in an age where gayness is more normalized. I assume that's why "straight pride" stuff exists.
It is long past time to remove the words “homosexual”, “heterosexual”, “bisexual”, etc. from language and drop the entire issue as just another miscellaneous sexual preference, wholly unworthy of special attention. If I happen to exclusively prefer reading authors of the same gender as myself, nobody calls me “homoliterary” and tries to make a big deal out of it. Or if I happen to exclusively prefer listening to musicians of the opposite gender to myself, I do not think of myself as “heteromusical”. And if I am comfortable with food prepared by chefs of either gender, I do not think of myself as “biculinary”. This is where we need to be with sexual preferences. We should want a society in which nobody should ever feel a need to hide their sexual preferences out of fear of harassment or any kind of discrimination (by which we include prohibition from marriage), but also in which nobody believes that their sexual preferences are anywhere near the most important part of who they are.
Thanks for that. I don't know anyone who is straight and ashamed...straight and afraid? perhaps...afraid for the de-legitimizing of their heterosexual nature; afraid for the stability and sanity of our nation. I am straight and unashamed but being unashamed is, for me, not the same as being proud. There's nothing about being straight for me to be proud of. There is no accomplishment there. I've done nothing. Nature did it all. For all my gay friends who have struggled to overcome the disapproval- and sometimes abuse- of society to find or make a place for themselves in the tree of life, I say God bless you and keep you but beware of pride; it cometh before the fall.
Live and let live. Nobody is just one thing. Sexual preference is a small part of a persons make up. Alan Turing was a homosexual, war hero and the father of modern computing(The Turing test) for example.
Stephen Fry, homosexual, intellectual, actor, author and the voice of numerous audio books including all Harry Potter series.
Nobody is one thing.
I was suspended from agnostic.com for 6 months because I made the mistake of telling a transgendered person :
" I am entitled to my genital preferences and no amount of makeup you wear will ever change that ".
The gay and lesbian community most likely obtained their rights as a result of how toxic transgendered activists are. With their painted hair, these trans-bots misrepresented feminism as they ran out onto the street while naked to shriek at strangers who had no interest in raping them ( even if they were sane).
It is why the chimeric trans will continue to struggle to be taken seriously as citizens worthy of rights as they continue to steal the exclusive rights of both genders while hypocritically denying those same privilege to normies who were naturally born into those rights. The Y chromosome is going extinct and celebrating this mutation does not cure the global pandemic.
As a Christian I believe that God created men and women as He did for the purposes of experiencing marital love and procreation and to manifest His glory in these ways. I also believe that homosexuality is a sin against Him. Having said these things, I would not post the "straight pride" meme myself. Just because I've manged to avoid committing one sin while I've struggled with plenty of others is no reason for pride, as though I'm something special or somehow better than others in some way. In fact, I see such pride itself as sinful, just as I see "gay pride" as sinful. If I have managed to avoid some sins, then I don't take any credit for it. I thank God for His grace to me and pray for more grace to overcome other sins that I have struggled with for so long, pride being chief among them.
Just so much intolerance. Just because I am not marching down main street with a sign and pom poms does not mean I do not support your right to do you. We are all built different and in to our own things and I think thats amazing and part of what makes life meaningful. That being said I do not see why society is trying to make me acknowledge and celebrate your thing when it is just something I am not into.
If you're "proud" and not in a given minority, it's taken by the "woke" and "oppressed" to mean that you want to annihilate everyone who isn't you. White pride means "let's go destroy anyone who isn't White"; straight pride means "let's go destroy everyone who isn't straight"; so on and so forth. Even saying "It's okay to be White" or "It's okay to be straight" will be taken as an attack. It's easy to "trigger" people with it, so it's easy to demand that nobody says it. Nefarious trick, all told.
It would have been better had you posted the original meme. There could have been something offensive or misleading about it. We will never know. But trying to respond to hearsay is problematic. Although I don't agree with the message the meme conveys, I find it puzzling that FB would ban it. In fact, I've seen this meme on FB before and it was not banned as far as I know.
i'm no fan of the disgusting behaviour of narcist, nihilist, psychopathic disease vectors... their main Interest is depravity of innocence and respect anywhere and everywhere ... they wallow in degeneracy as eroticism ... and it is a choice ... evolution covers as many aspects of events as possible without compulsion ... the degraded end of toxic masculinity
What was the exact meme and what was subsequently said in the commentary? There is no way Facebook banned him for merely posting "straight pride" nor is being straight taboo nor irrelevant.
In my experience with other people that have been banned from facebook, it's rarely what they post that gets them banned but the commentary in reaction to what they post that leads to multiple reports that then lead to a ban
Straight Pride is like Mens Rights. It takes a bad idea and makes it worse by embracing Intersectionality. Pride is the first of 7 deadly sins. Except for pride and 6 others I'm headed for a pinnacle of virtue. It is not particularly far from me make my boast in something other than the cross of Christ. But I'm working on it.
If the alphabet soup of sexual depravity finds pride in what they do and all the disease and fallout their behavior brings, that's proof right there of their delusion and self-destruction. That's all that need be said. I've said all this and more on FB, I never got jailed, not defend FB. I have been kicked off every newspaper in the US however, heh.. Fuckem! First post...only for Unz...
Let's counterattack gay pride with straight pride.
Similarly, let's counterattack black lives matter with white lives matter.
While many people say they hate identity politics, why do they so readily play the very game of identity politics? I don't get it. I wil never share such a meme.
FB banning anyone for posting such a meme seems over the top, though.
Congratulations on hitting 8, it looks like hard work. I admit that I never acknowledge this community. I'm just not interested in their problems, like they have no interest in mine. So call it a stand off, and I will post the image on my FB, Parler and my now close Twitter and Reddit accounts.