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I’m going to quote someone else who contributed to the thread because I think they worded it quite perfectly:
I’m always cynically amused at people who think that the building up of one thing will tear down what is considered the opposite. The support of gay rights will supposedly destroy hetero-marriage. The checking of white privilege will make white people the receiver of the centuries of subjugation of brown people. Glorifying obesity will make it so all people will then have to be fat to be considered worth anything. It’s ridiculous. - campzombiemommy