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originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: Abysha
But that's not entirely it.
She's trying to say, "I have this and it's awesome and because of that I want you all to have this too." In other words, she's trying to say she empathizes with them and wishes they could be like her and because of that she's fighting for them.
They're the ones who can't seem to get that and decide to spit on her for saying it.
It's more like her saying, "See this? It's a peach, and peaches are damn awesome. And for some reason, the law says certain people can't have them. I think that's wrong, so even though I can have peaches. I'm fighting for the ones who can't have them."
originally posted by: Kalixi
Australian feminist and blogger Mia Freedman of the Website Mamamia posted a selfie to twitter urging people who supported gay marriage to post a selfie pointing to their wedding ring with the hashtag #marriedformarriageequality. Well the LGBTI community didn't like that at all and have flooded her twitter with insults calling her privileged and tone deaf.
Her tweeted appology:
As a passionate advocate for #marriageequality I believe it's vital for the straight community and those of us who are legally able to marry to stand alongside our LGTBQI brothers & sisters, sons and daughters, mothers & fathers, workmates & colleagues & fight for their rights.
Marriage equality is a human rights issue & is supported by the vast vast majority of straight, married people.
If I inadvertently offended anyone by calling for legally married women to raise their voices in support of those who can't legally married, I unequivocally apologise.
I was using my public profile to support #marriageequaility as I always have. I'm mortified if that's been a distraction in any way.
Mamamia & I have worked closely with @AMEquality Marriage Equality for several years & will continue to do so until all Australians can marry.
Some of the outraged tweets:
@leemilton Mia Freedman has GOT to be kidding. Like, this is next level trolling right?
@katejinx OMG @MiaFreedman @Mamamia you are literally rubbing your straight privilege in our queer, cant get married faces. Hide your shame!"
The "offensive" post has since been removed from her website Mamamia and twitter.
It seems like 'you're damned if you do, damned if you don't'. I am struggling with this one. It seems like having good intentions and trying to support a cause aren't enough. This is the problem faced by the militant left; everything's all peachy when you're hurling abuse at the racist nazis of the world but step out of line from the official rhetoric and boom you'll be eaten by your own. The funniest thing about this is that Mia's website is left leaning, full of pro LGBTI and anti racism articles, she has probably done more for marriage equality than the average supporter on the street.
Maybe I'm missing the mark, but is #marriedformarriageequality really that offensive?