23 April 2009

Quote of the day

I think some people don’t really understand the concept of “intolerance.” Being intolerant of someone’s racist, sexist, heterosexist, etc etc opinions is not the same as being intolerant of someone because of their race, sex, sexual orientation, etc etc. There’s a difference between trying to take away someone’s civil rights (or never offering them at all), and voicing your disapproval of a person who is trying to take away a group’s civil rights.

Jill @ Feministe

Excellent, truly. I intend to use this regularly on those who bitch at me for being intolerant of them because they're bigots about gay rights, or whatever they're being bigots about that day.