“I’m X because I’m a Y” is a shitty attitude to have, and it is hard for me to respect people that think that way. So long as people keep obliterating their selves to belong to one group or another, humanity’s progress towards equality will forever be stalled.
I don’t measure people by race, gender, orientation, etc., but rather by actions, attitude, and intellect. And honestly, I find it offensive when people put -isms ahead of who they actually are. That’s a defeatist attitude - a sickening surrender of personal agency, just to gain a leg up on others.
People should focus on *who* they are, not *what* they are. So long as we keep categorizing ourselves and buying into victim mentalities, we can never be rid of oppression.