White people are used to getting to raise our voices. We’re so used to being heard that the possibility that maybe our opinions don’t need to be heard, that maybe we shouldn’t even be talking, much less raising our voices, doesn’t even occur to us.
–Aja Romano, aware of the irony.
Straight white cis men get so angry when you tell them their Thoughts on Being [insert marginalised group here] don’t matter. They are like the apex of the Big Pyramid of Shut The Fuck Up, followed closely by white women and going down from there.
You’re literally dealing with people who have quite possibly never been told before in their entire lives that their opinions on a subject–any subject–are only a hair above completely worthless. Of course exposure to this New and Frightening concept is going to unnerve them.
Truth hurts, and all that.