How do all straight people contribute to homophobia?
mostly internalized homophobia in the first place (microagressive behaviour),, heteronormativity being strongly enforced in society (seeing straight as the ‘norm’),,, fetishization (gbfs, lesbian p/orn being one of if not the most popular categories),, stereotyping both in life and in media,, stealing phrases and looks from gay culture but marketing it to the str8s,, the concept of straight ppl having a ‘’’gaydar’’’’ (barfs) i could go on 4awhile lol but basically ovrall its just the fact that any privilidged group holds power ovr their non privileged counterpart and therefore r inherently oppressing them . 2b clear obv some ppl r more outwardly homophobic than others duhh but internalized homophobia is so ingrained in our society and taught from such a young age that its just the reality of the situation,, work to change it but be aware of its current existance ykwim ??!
Agruments (and counter arguments... by me) I’ve seen for “down with hate”
“Down with cis was a joke!!!”
The thing is, not everyone uses it or sees it like that. You need to think about the fact that around 30% of Tumblr users are under 24. While that may not sound like a lot, there are approximately 230 million Tumblr users, 30% of that is 69,000,000 and if you think that a bulk of that isn’t under 17 well I have some news for you. But why am I bringing up ages? That has nothing to do with the original point! The thing is, 1 in 5 children and adolescence experience some form of mental illness and their illness might make it hard for them to tell what is a joke, add on to their depression, and maybe even drive them to self hatred, pretending to be trans so they don’t feel bad (which while you might think isn’t that bad, depending on how far they go with it they can take resources and spaces from actual trans people). These are bad things, yo. This joke only work if you are actually referring to the meme. Just going around saying ‘Down with cis’ or purposely fucking with cis people is not a joke, it’s harassment and bullying.
How? Because it changes a hateful meme into a positive message? I don’t understand. It’s literally saying don’t hate. Not don’t hate cis people, not only hate trans people, just don’t be a dick in general. How can you disagree with something that literally says ‘down with hate’, anyway?
“People are using it coming from a trans man as a scapegoat!!!”
Not really. I mean there are probably a few people who might be doing that, but ovrall it’s people spreading a positive message. There were a ton of people, cis and trans alike, that didn’t enjoy that meme. Considering that most trans people have their end goal as being passing as cis, it probably really fucked with them.
So you should really think about these things before you decide to undermine a positivity movement.
(I’m probably going to add more when I come across more arguments against it. And @jeancrocker sorry for all of the hate you are getting. I don’t really see how that even happened but I guess hatred comes more easy than positivity to some people)