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So Many People Are Pissed Off About This Slut-Shaming Pride Meme

So Many People Are Pissed Off About This Slut-Shaming Pride Meme

So Many People Are Pissed Off About This Slut-Shaming Pride Meme

This meme is wrong. On so many levels.

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A viral meme depicting Pride parades of the past as compared to the Pride parades of today has been making its rounds on the internet as of lately, and while it was meant to convey a message about the current state of Pride celebrations, members of the LGBT community were not very happy about it (and rightfully so).

Many see the meme as a form of slut-shaming in the way it pits LGBT protestors against two men dancing together in public, and what many commenters on the internet argue is that openly expressing your sexuality and protesting your rights as a queer person to be free and equal aren't mutually exclusive of each other. In fact, they can be (and often are) the same exact thing.

Twitter user @angryblackhoemo wasted no time in taking the meme (which has since been deleted from the original posting on Facebook) to task.

While there are is a still a valid argument to be made that Pride celebrations have become very commercialized spaces that many queer people don't often feel comfortable being a part of, to insinuate that expressing and owning your sexuality freely (at an event that was made specifically for that) is an oppressive double standard, especially since oppression is what queer people are always — and still — fighting against. 

What are your thoughts on this slut-shaming Pride meme? Let us know in the comments and on Twitter.

h/t: Mic.com

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Raffy Ermac

Digital Director, Out.com

Raffy is a Los Angeles-based writer, editor, video creator, critic, and digital director of Out Magazine. The former editor-in-chief of PRIDE, he is also a die-hard Rihanna and Sailor Moon stan who loves to write about all things pop culture, entertainment, and identities. Follow him on Instagram (@raffyermac) and Twitter (@byraffy), and subscribe to his YouTube channel

Raffy is a Los Angeles-based writer, editor, video creator, critic, and digital director of Out Magazine. The former editor-in-chief of PRIDE, he is also a die-hard Rihanna and Sailor Moon stan who loves to write about all things pop culture, entertainment, and identities. Follow him on Instagram (@raffyermac) and Twitter (@byraffy), and subscribe to his YouTube channel