Dear Straight White Men: No One Cares About Your Opinion

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I'm sure that's tough for you to hear, but it needs to be said. No one cares about your opinion. At all. Any of them.

How could I say something like that? If I was a true feminist, wouldn't I value the opinions of men since I want so desperately to be treated as their equal? Don't I want to respect others' opinions?

Not even a little bit.

History was written by you. Your narrative has been known as the only narrative since the beginning of time. You have never faced the discrimination that others have, and any discrimination you claim to face is just you hearing things similar to what I'm saying now.

Your opinion doesn't matter. You've never had to fight for the right to vote, for the right to get married, for the right to exist. You've never had to try to convince someone that you deserve to have equal rights. You've never had to march in a protest because your rights are being taken away from you or because police officers keep shooting your unarmed children in the streets.

You're doing just fine.

You don't get to complain that there's not a "White Pride" month, a "Straight Pride" month, a "Men's History" month. That's every month, every day. You really don't get to complain at all, about anything, ever. You don't face injustice or discrimination, the entire world has been built around you and your privilege. The entire world has been built for you.

Be threatened by others reaching for equality all you want, but just know that no one really gives a shit how you feel. We're tired of pretending to care, we're tired of you. No one gives a shit about your opinion.

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