“We are not freaks”

Arthur Silber has a post here well worth reading on the dynamics of straight white male-ism. As a charter member of said group, I can say it’s taken quite a while for me to realize that all those criticisms made of us, including the nice liberal straight white male subgroup to which I belong…all those criticisms that made me defensive and caused my brain to freeze up…all those criticisms turn out to be…accurate. The interesting thing to me is, while I had to completely reconstruct my personality in order to perceive this, I’m now much more relaxed, much less guilt-ridden, and generally much happier. I recommend this total personality reconstruction to anyone.

Be sure to also read this post by Arthur, referenced in the first. And to understand where he’s coming from, check out this post at TAPPED (including the comments) that started everything.