Equality for -insert group here- is redundant.

There have been times where I have said that we need equality for women or equality for people who are LGBT. But do we really need to add the grouping at the end?

If we achieve equality for women but not for other groups, then can we really say that we have achieved equality?

The moment we make exceptions for any group while seeking equality is the moment we have failed to achieve it.

This is not to say that we shouldn’t point out how individual groups are treated unequally. This doesn’t mean that addressing those inequalities is a rejection of other groups. We can still target the inequalities that only impact certain groups and seek to eliminate them. It just means that the fight for equality requires no other clarification because when we achieve it, it will simply apply to all.

So, from this day forward, I will just say “I am for equality”.

 

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