I have written and deleted the beginning lines of this post several times because sometimes writing about social justice and other things that affect minorities feels like preaching into a vacuum. Sure, these thoughts resonate with people, but they're usually the people who already get it. Meanwhile, those with outdated, ignorant beliefs dig their heels in and take the opportunity to send charming hate mail and leave unhinged comments, like the person who, in response to my essay earlier this week about Cultural Appropriator Extraordinaire™ Justin Timberlake, wrote a dissertation that included the words "welfare," "uncivilized" and "As a white person, I definitely feel sorry for you people." Gotta applaud the tenacity of folks like this, who are wholly dedicated to showing their entire ass when freaking out on the internet.
But ultimately it's better to put these thoughts out here. If I make one single racist/homophobe/misogynist second-guess himself (and these people are almost always a himself) for a fraction of a second, I'll count that as a win. So what ridiculous cultural phenomenon are we dealing with today? #HeterosexualPrideDay, a.k.a. the stepbro of #AllLivesMatter and #WhiteGirlsRockToo.