i might have given this rant before but i’ll do it again:
demographic categories are what you see when you see a business or group has a statement that goes like “equal opportunity non-discrimination policy: we will not discriminate based on _____, _____, _____, etc.” do you ever see “artist” as one of those things? no, that is nonsense. i’ll explain soon.
but people treat what they call “gay rights” the same as the struggles of african-american civil rights in past decades. as if sexual preference is a racial group or something.
i don’t like how some people treat sexual preference like it’s some permanent demographic category that people can be seriously classified into, like race/ethnicity, sex, or birth year/place. how come people elevate sexual preference only to this high status, and not preferences for other things like colors we like to wear, types of music we like to listen to, types of TV shows we like to watch, food we like to eat, and things we like to do (like me loving to do art)? i am an artist but i don’t act like “artist” is on the same level as “african-american” or “female”. and yet, art is the thing i am most passionate about in my life (other than religion and family/friends). being an artist is an extremely important part of my personality and has been for years- it’s not a quick phase, it’s not something i randomly do because i’m bored, it’s something i take seriously and put a lot of time into. and yet, you don’t see me trying to treat “artist” as if the government should officially recognize it as a minority group and give it rights (not human rights that everyone deserves. i mean, invented, fake “rights.” most people inaccurately think that anything they like, want, or support is automatically a “right.”) and talk about “discrimination” and “bigotry.” (hey, i never said “artist” is a trait i was born into that can never change…)
you think this is nonsense? is it really?…