First, I would just like to say that I am a straight, white male. I will never understand what it would be like to be in the shoes of someone who isn’t. I’m for equality all around. I’m pro-gay marriage, very much against the discrimination of people who have a different ethnic or cultural background than me, and I believe women should have equal pay, and reproductive rights. My voting history shows that these issues are very important to me.
If I could drive downtown, I would probably attend any protest or parade that tackles these issues, and issues like these.
Although this is “Great Debates”, as always, I will try to keep an open mind regarding other people’s opinions. I hate debating, and I’m not very good at it.
Something’s been bothering me though. If you ever hear a straight, white male complain about a situation that specifically concerns straight people, white people, and especially males on this message boards; the common response is; “Oh, you must have it SO hard, poor you!”
Currently, this irks me.
I understand that we, for the most part, have it good. However, if someone has an issue that’s specific to straight, white males, people just dismiss it. Why?
I’m here to learn, so please, try to be nice in your responses, (at least to me), I’m not trying to ruffle any feathers. I would like to think I have an open mind.