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What you list are exceptions to the norm. Yes they exist, but they are not common among the vast majority of the global population.
It is 'safe' to make the white male stupid or foolish in commercials with the woman or minority coming in and providing the poor misguided sod the wisdom he needs to solve his problem.
To me there is a war on identity but its different from what everyone else in this thread seems to be talking about. I feel like there is a push for people to define themselves in terms of what boxes they fit into and make those boxes the entirety of their personalities and inform all other choices and decisions and actions. For instance, I am a bisexual, white woman. Say if I enjoyed a certain film or some other trivial thing that some feminist deemed as sexist, then I would be a traitor to my own kind in some circles and open myself up for attack. Since I am white some people believe I should not be able to do certain things or have an opinion or speak in certain situations due to white privilege. Being bisexual also is fraught with a lot of issues and controversies because in some ways we neither fit in the LGBT community totally but we also are not straight. Instead of just being who I am and deciding what I want regardless of what labels apply to me, every aspect of my being is scrutinized under the gaze of identity politics. I really just want to be who I am and enjoy the world, instead of being limited by boxes and labels.
I was under the impression bisexual meant Homosexuals
who enjoy heterosexual sex. Guess I was mistaken.
originally posted by: nwtrucker
a reply to: Anaana
If it is 'only recognizing it and giving it space' then the symbolic 'bathroom issue' would be manifest with Men's, Women's and A third water closet for neither of the above.