Submitted by Flopmauser in AskRaddle
I'm an anarchist, who happens to be a gay white male. It's never been as issue what gender/color/orientation someone was in anything I've done IRL, but on here I feel kind of out of place and am wary to contribute to some subs due to a large amount of posts/comments about males or whites that frankly make me feel like I'm hated for how I was born (and yes, I get the irony of the situation given the oppression people have faced on the flip side of that). I am curious as to if this is intended? If this isn't a space where I'm welcome, I'll move on, but I find it a bit at odds with what I expected, and decided to ask.
It isn't that you're unwelcome, kin. It's that the space is going to put oppressed populations first, because it's needed. The important thing to keep in mind is that these complaints are not personal to you, and aren't intended to target you specifically but rather the privileged class to which you belong, and there are axes on which you are oppressed, chiefly sexuality, but white gay dudes as a class are also known for kicking down and selling out LBT folks and gay men of color with startling regularity, something white lesbians aren't exactly clean of towards bisexuals, women of color and transfolk either. Working to undermine those hierarchies is the path to trust, and nobody's going to have a problem with you if you're not doing shit like making weird theories about why transwomen really want breasts or how indenture was somehow any worse than the protracted and industrialized system of slavery.