Racism used to be a straightforward term with a very straightforward definition. However, the tables have turned and not in a good way. There is talk about a minority’s inability to be racist towards white people because minorities cannot possibly be racist to those who directly and/or indirectly contributed and benefited from their systematic oppression. I find this way of thinking to be incredibly absurd and ridiculous. The fact that I had to have an actual debate about this with someone who seriously believed that minorities like themselves cannot be racist towards white people is mind-boggling. Hence, I am writing this to discuss and address the matter.
I came across an article online posted on Elite Daily. Author Alexia LaFata apparently thinks it is “completely okay to objectify men” because men are always the oppressors and women are always the oppressed. LaFata emphasizes on the existence of “the male gaze,” which is the idea that women are portrayed as sexual objects to satisfy a straight, male audience. Notice how I made the previous words bold and italicized, because LaFata just loves to stress on straightness and maleness.
I see I finally caught your attention. This is not what you think it is. This is not an anti-homosexuality article nor is it a pro-homosexuality article. Rather, I am approaching this issue from a very neutral standpoint, meaning that I honestly do not care about someone’s sexual orientation & activity, and so should you.