Tuesday, October 10, 2006

We're all victims now

Mr. Eugenides points to the Times report of a Civitas study on the number of people who are a part of some kind of victim group (female, gay, ethnic, disabled, elderly). Apparently it is now up to 73%.

I am a part of no victim group. As a part of the white, male, able-boded and straight community I am beginning to feel a little left out. I'm sure someone is discrimating against us.

Actually, how many white, male, able-bodied, straight people do you see working in your average theatre? Disgusting.

There is a Simpsons quote which seems relevant:
"I'm a white male, age 18 to 49. Everyone listens to me, no matter how dumb my suggestions are."

1 comment:

Dave Cole said...

The point is that gays can be disabilist, BME people can be homophobic, women can be racist and so on.

Unfortunately, people find it hard to see that the struggle for their acceptance is the same struggle as for everyone else.