Pitches for tearing this world apart and building a better one seem to mostly come from the sorts of people who couldn’t manage to get coffee without three assistants. But yes, by all means, let’s tear this world apart and see how long someone whose idea of the larger world is confined to Rodeo’s luxury shops would function.
Actress Anne Hathaway told an audience Saturday night that she’s been frightened by the hatred of LGBT people that bigots spew — but a speech by former vice president Joe Biden went a long way to restoring her faith.
“I really needed this,” Hathaway said as she accepted the National Equality Award at the Human Rights Campaign’s National Dinner.
Didn’t a top HRC figure recently get fired for racism? Never mind. We’ve forgotten that already.
“I think I’m probably walking around like most people right now. I’m pretty shell shocked by what I see every day, what I hear everyday. And I really don’t like to admit this, but I get scared.”
This is the most fear Anne Hathaway has felt since her assistant was late with her latte.
Then, speaking to the ladies, gentlemen and “gentlethem” in the crowd, Hathaway denounced white, straight and cisgender privilege.
“It is important to acknowledge with the exception of being a cisgender male, everything about how I was born has put me at the current center of a damaging and widely-accepted myth,” she said.
“That myth is that gayness orbits around straightness, transgender orbits around cisgender, and that all races orbit around whiteness.”
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