20 Reasons Ellen Page’s Coming Out Speech Matters

Posted by Dan | Posted in Misanthropy | Posted on 16-02-2014

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When you surround yourself with like-minded people it can be easy to forget that not everyone thinks the same way you do. It’s one of the reasons I make a point to follow people I disagree with.

Today the internet is abuzz with talk of Ellen Page’s brilliant speech where she came out as being gay. I’ll admit that my first thought was “Why did she ever keep this a secret? She’s Ellen-frickin’-Page! It’s not like anyone would’ve judged her.”

Fortunately YouTube’s comments section was there to anchor me to reality, and serve as a stark reminder of the work which still lies ahead before we live in a world free of bigotry.

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What surprises me most is that an alarming amount of people who reside in YouTube comment boxes legitimately think ‘hater’ is spelled ‘hatter’.

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