Hating On Sex Ed & Gay Wedding Cakes
Religious conservatives have fought gay weddings, trans bathrooms, civil rights, sex ed, contraception, a woman’s right to terminate a pregnancy, and even battered women’s shelters.
Some of this is recent. Some of this is in the past. Some feels like a bit of both.
“God” comes up a lot in arguments against all of these things.
But is the real motivation something else?
Like domination culture?
These folks don’t like equal rights for women, people of color, LGBTQ folk, or pretty much anyone who is not already privileged, like themselves. And they want to stay on top.
Yet a lot of them don’t feel too privileged. White males are indeed more likely to be offered jobs with more pay, and they get more promotions, but:
- When you are used to this system it just feels normal.
- Increasing equality makes the once-privileged feel like they are losing. And they are losing something: advantage.
- While most people “at the top” (presidents of nations, businesses, media and churches) are white males, most men aren’t at the top, and don’t feel too privileged.
So they hate on those who are taking what “theirs.” Women, Blacks, Latinos, Muslims.
Reproductive rights mess with domination culture
Women who control their reproductive lives are also empowered.
If she is independent she is less likely to get trapped in abusive relationships.
So men who want to keep their privilege try to take away reproductive rights, too. (Some have even fought battered women’s shelters in the past.)
LGBTQ mess with domination culture
Gay rights also throw a wrench into domination culture.
You can’t have a male head in lesbian relationships. And if you have male heads in gay relationships then you get submissive men, too — and that’s just wrong, right?
Gay marriage harms families? Well, gay marriage harms patriarchal families.
Transgender people — along with stereotypes of lesbians and gays as “feminine” and “butch” — also blur sex lines. And weaken domination culture.
Why do conservatives hate on sex ed and gay wedding cakes?
They say it’s God. I’m guessing it’s domination culture — and seeking to maintain privilege.
Posted on August 12, 2016, in LGBT+, race/ethnicity, sexism and tagged contraception, gay wedding cakes, gay weddings, LGBTQAI, racism, Religious conservatives, sex ed, sexism, trans bathrooms. Bookmark the permalink. 18 Comments.