Heterophobes assuming I’m straight is absolutely fantastic.
people who think heterophobia is a thing lol I can’t
Do you even know what a thing is?
Let me answer that, no.
Pray tell, what are the negative effects of heterophobia? How is it measurable or in any other way visible in straight people’s mental and physical well-being? What are the power structures holding it up?
Bi erasure is a shitty thing and it sucks. But heterophobia as a concept makes about as much sense as sexism against men or racism against white people. By which I mean none.
Yeah, but “heterophobia” tends to be really bi- and transphobic.
That, and it doesn’t make it a good thing to indiscriminately hate people based on their sexuality.
But “heterophobia” isn’t hate, it is an expression of resentment. Resentment about the way we are treated by straight people.
Again, my only problem with “heterophobia” is that it’s biphobic and transphobic.
Direct that hate at homophobes, not at straight people.
Queer people face minority stress. Most of us feel insecure, most of us have been hurt to some degree and that breeds anger and resentment. I can totally understand queer people having a visceral reaction to that and indulging in “heterophobia”. It isn’t hate.
My problem with it is that it is often expressed in a way that is problematic for other groups of queer people.
Yes, by definition, it is hate. If you cannot control your emotions and direct them at the people who have wronged you or are obviously against you, you need to work on that.
I get annoyed with straight people too. But you know what? I’m sensible enough to tell those people to fuck right off, because I have plenty of straight friends who are, ya know, good people. A good straight person?! It’s possible, if you don’t have bigoted judgements!
I know that’s your problem. You’ve said that every single time.