I tried not to say this because it’s the interweb and peeps get offended on the interweb, but let’s just say that Obama made me do it.
So here I go
When anyone mentions human rights these days everyone jumps up in arms either for or against gay marriage. It’s something of an issue du jour.
But there are 27 million people in slavery who don’t give a crap whether you’re married or not.
When we talk about human rights why are we talking about the right to marriage instead of the right to freedom or the right to not be snatched from your bed and made to fight someone else’s war, the right to not be raped innumerable times a day because you had the misfortune to be noticed by a sex trafficker, or the right to a fair days wage. You sit there and talk about your right to marriage while the clothes you wear are made by slaves, and your shoes and your chocolate, your coffee and (for some) your porn.
I’m not saying don’t talk about gay marriage. I’m saying prioritise. Let’s talk about it later when there are no more slaves, when trade is fair and when our wealth does not oppress the poor.
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