Because when you cheat on your wife, it’s because you’re a “slut”, “bitch”, and worst of all, a gay woman.
It’s not because you almost lost your fiance and your unborn child in a horrible car accident. It’s not because your marriage is not deemed the same as a straight marriage. It’s not because you were in a horrendous plane crash and watched loved ones die. It’s not because you lost your leg, and your wife was the one who had to make the decision to remove it in order to save your life. It’s not because you had to completely relearn to walk. It’s not because of the pain. It’s not because of the shame. It’s not because of your total loss of self-confidence. It’s not because your wife lost her very best friend and you both lost the father of your child. It’s not because of grueling situations at work. It’s not because of the loss of a highly anticipated pregnancy. It’s none of that.
Callie’s wife cheated on her, because she is gay. And she is a woman. Two of the worst things a person an innately be. And so clearly, the solution to this cheating problem is to date straight men — a species that never ever cheats.
Those aren’t even the worst of the comments. Several of them (and by several I mean hundreds) contain messages saying things like, “Arizona should have died in that plane crash instead of Mark! That filthy whore!” and “Callie needs to take herself and her child and leave! Arizona is not that child’s mother and never will be! Take Callie and Mark’s baby away from her!” These ones hit me at the core. Made my blood boil and my heart sink.
This isn’t just a Facebook post about a fictional lesbian couple. It is a reflection on how the world feels both about women, homosexuals, and their ability to be loving, caring, devoted individuals. And quite honestly, I’m offended. And you should be too. One mistake, and you can no longer be a loving wife, a caring mother, or a person devoted to their family. This kind of misogynistic, homophobic attitude, about a FICTIONAL COUPLE, is simply horrifying.
If you are an oppressed minority, watch out. Because any mistake you ever make WILL turn out to stab you in the back ten times as hard as any straight, white male who makes the same mistake. The world will not have empathy for you. They will not look at the entire picture. All they will read is the headline, “MINORITY PERSON, WHOM SOCIETY TELLS YOU IS BENEATH YOU, SCREWED UP AND SHOULD THEREFORE BE RIDICULED AND PUNISHED TIL THE END OF THEIR DAYS.”