Hetero awareness month. Really?

Here is a meme from the facebook page attempting to establish a heterosexual awareness month.

Homophobia does not exist. It is a made up word designed to make heterosexuals feel guilty about being normal.

Oh fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck these people.  Especially fuck them for the image of the straight family, as if they (with two presumably married parents) are the victims of bigotry at the hands of those evil, evil gays.  They seem to think that gays want to tear up that picture, rather than create one of their own with two guys or two gals.  Jesus Christ, the people behind this meme have every right, every privilege in this country and it’s still not enough for them.

To have compassion for the happiness of others is normal.  If anybody is the aberration, it’s the people behind this meme and the gaggles just like them who have had their empathy twisted by faith.

About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.

  • Glodson

    I think this might be satire. But that shouldn’t diminish the fact that bigots love this idea.

    • http://criticallyskeptic-dckitty.blogspot.com Katherine Lorraine, Chaton de la Mort

      Yea. While the original page may certainly have been a satire, there are bigots by the boatload celebrating its existence. This is a case where the “Don’t Read The Comments” warning should be fully enforced.

      • Glodson

        This is the danger of attempting to twist the insane bigotry into a mocking version of it. Some people are so enthralled with the hate, that they won’t even pause to see the insanity of what is being said.

        Worse is that my suspicion could be wrong and these people are being sincere. Either way, we have a great deal of people who are unafraid to openly support bigoted ideas, and take the notion of equality and twist it. They are taking the very core idea behind equality, and turning into a weapon for bigotry. “Hey, we’re oppressed by the gay people who want to be equals and treated fairly by the laws and the culture by calling us out for our bigotry! That’s bigotry and we need to fight back against an already oppressed minority!”

        It is fucking insane. Part of me can’t get to angry because I’m more confused. But part of me is enraged because I see the disgusting underbelly to this line of thinking. Sorry for the mini-rant.

        • Randomfactor

          Some people have set the bar for “normal” extremely low…

  • eric

    Its been hetero awareness month for, like, 24,000 months in a row.

  • Zinc Avenger (Sarcasm Tags 3.0 Compliant)

    This is so fractally wrong it is almost impossible to address without validating some incorrect premise.

  • UsingReason

    The recipe for Fruit Punch is especially loathsome.

  • baal

    I’m against using shame and guilt as normative factors but I have a really hard time (can’t) seeing statements like, “Gays should get to be married if that’s what they want.” as shaming. To use that as a basis to then go offensive with a ‘hetero-awareness month’ is self-defeating. Your side will come off the worse for having made that fight.

  • smrnda

    One can be normal (statistically or in terms of complying with social norms) without having to have a feeling of superiority over it. Being normal isn’t a problem, but feeling that ‘normal == BETTER!’ is a problem. The issue with homophobes is not that they say “Hey, we’re normal. There also exist a % of people who are not-heterosexual and that % is smaller than us.” It’s “Hey, we’re normal, and we’re BETTER than those people, and they should either change, no matter how hard its or how much self-deception is required, and we should make sure their relationships get no or second-class status.”

    • http://criticallyskeptic-dckitty.blogspot.com Katherine Lorraine, Chaton de la Mort

      Um… I know you didn’t mean it this way, but in the future – can you refrain from the implication that non-heterosexual = not normal?

      • Droopy

        I think he was speaking in statistics terminology. In such language non-hetersexual ISN’T normal. (If it makes you feel any better, I am statistically abnormal and I think that’s fine).

        • http://criticallyskeptic-dckitty.blogspot.com Katherine Lorraine, Chaton de la Mort

          Abnormal is such a loaded term, that’s the issue.

  • Sunny Day

    If you’re feeling guilty for being “normal”, relax it turns out there’s something wrong with you after all!

  • Diaz

    My reaction to this: *facepalm*.

  • MM

    And next we can celebrate “White History Month”!

    • http://coreysviews.wordpress.com Corey Mondello

      this has been tried many-a times already

  • http://coreysviews.wordpress.com Corey Mondello

    um….the guy and woman who are supposedly married, look like two closet cases……just saying

    • Nate Frein

      “Look like”? What the hell does that mean?

  • Michael Alex Mull

    Hetero Awareness month? We have twelve already, do we really need a thirteenth?

  • JJ

    It is Satire. It’s satire on the gay community. The whole concept of Heterosexual Awareness is to poke fun at the fact that you don’t need made aware of natural things.