≡ Menu

On Sex, Gender, and Race

Maybe it’s because I grew up a white middle class male in suburbia. Maybe it’s the fact that I was born in the 80’s. Maybe it’s just me. But when I see articles like this one, I have to wonder… why is this news? Why does the media think 2 women at the helm of both the space shuttle and space station is worth press?

It’s the same question I have for the people who think about the first female president… Or first African American judge. I mean seriously… Our entire lives we are told that all people are created equal. At the moment of doing something bad towards someone considered to be a minority, the red flags go up and it becomes a hate crime.

My question is… what this minority stuff? I can’t ask that question because I’m not one I guess… but seriously… How can you expect the children not to see race, gender, orientation as being something to stereotype a person by if we create minority groups? Or when someone makes a big deal about women accomplishing something for the first time? I mean until this stuff is normal… We will all naturally segregate…

Just think… if we lived in a world where being gay wasn’t unusual, then when JK Rowling stepped out and said Dumbledore was gay, we wouldn’t have articles on that either.  Speaking of which: Why would you do that? Why would come out after all 7 books were released and say that to 25 kids? Was the idea to stir up press? Was the idea to give us all second thoughts about the relationship between Harry Potter and Albus Dumbledore, or worse, the relationship between Albus Dumbledore and Lord Voldemort. But alas, she at least clears it up and informs the young children that Dumbledore was in fact in love with Grindelwald.

I suppose the fact that I’m writing a post about the problem in fact makes the problem exist as well… So let it be known, this post doesn’t exist, because the problem needs to go away.