What's a choice?

By | 2011/11/15

Sometimes it’s confusing as to what you can choose, and what you have no say in, and I thought I might set out some examples to help bring a little enlightenment to this. Here goes…

Something you don’t get a choice about:

  • Your sexuality: Heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual. You are what you are, and fighting it just makes you unwell.

Here’s some things that people can choose to do:

  • Discriminate
  • Bully
  • Have a bigoted world view
  • Be hypocritical
  • Harass
  • Intimidate
  • Use people and their lives as pawns in political games
  • Suck up to bigots just because they’re in marginal electorates
  • Ignore polls when the results don’t suit their world view
  • Choose to be a sheep, rather than to lead by example

You see, all too often, people think those of us who aren’t heterosexual are seeking special treatment.

All we want to do is balance the scales. Is that too much to ask for?

Scales of justice

Frankly, having to keep asking for fundamental human rights is getting pretty tiresome, and we’re not going to shut-up, nor are we going to go away. And if the bigots and the bastards trying to keep us down think that the response to “softly, softly” campaign is to shout louder to drown us out … they’re in for a surprise.

We don’t want to tip the scales. We don’t want special rights. Just equal rights.

Don’t think for a moment that it’s a choice. The only choice that’s being made in this entire affair is to continue to deny us those rights.