Toni Morrison: “Its as though our lives have no meaning and no depth without the white gaze. And I spent my entire writing life trying to make sure that the white gaze is not the dominant one in any of my books”
everyone harps on the idea of free speech, freedom to practice/believe whatever they want… and just to use an example the idea of gay marriage
yes, from a progressive standpoint it should be allowed but for people who are firm in their religious belief, why is it SOOOOO bad that they don’t agree with it? their values are their own and should be respected
i’m not trying to say one is right and the other is wrong but i don’t understand the intensified backlash if certain people are not okay with the idea of being homosexual. its their opinion, respect it.
Can you imagine what the world would be like today if we were all conservative? Being conservative is being intolerant and depending on what kind of conservative, not valuing universal human rights. Being progressive and tolerant is what moves the world and humans forward. It is bad to be conservative because it’s just not compassionate. If your ‘opinions’ and ‘beliefs’ don’t make this world a better place for all human beings then it’s not right.