Note: By default, we like to use the pronouns “they” and “there” to refer to everyone, unless the person requested otherwise. Better safe than sorry.
With that out of the way, let’s play a little thought experiment. Suppose you’re a small child and you’re competing in a race. You lose. What now? Your white / Nazi teacher gives an award to the winner instead of giving participation points to everyone, in a clear display of systemic anti-mutantism.
Here’s another thought experiment. You want to change or eliminate your genitalia and your white mom says no. You can’t do anything about it because you’re a minor. Again, more built-in anti-mutantism in the system of white supremacist oppression.
Another one. You’re a lesbian. You want to shave off half of your head. You want to get rid of deodorant and go full “bio” against the patriarchy. You rightfully demand equal pay to cis-men and refuse cisgender job offers. Your white mom disagrees with your life choices. Your mom is a hateful anti-mutant bigot.
Moral of the story: anti-mutantism is all around us. We are born into it, which is why we often fail to even notice it. But here we are. Our oppression has been noticed. What now?
Now, we need to set straight some ignorant bigoted ideas:
- Myth: Genetic defects are a thing. Reality: There is no such thing as a genetic defect, only genetic diversity.
- Myth: Genes have no effect on the mind. Reality: Just like homosexuals, mutants are born that way.
- Myth: Behavior is not heritable (genetically). Reality: For each baby that inherits a behavioral gene, that baby inherits the genetic prerequisite for that behavior (regardless of whether the gene or behavior is actually expressed).
- Myth: Genetics are a worthless consideration. Reality: The censorship of genetic science is the primary tactic of anti-mutant white supremacists and the #1 reason why mutant suffering and identity is currently unrecognized.
We need to struggle against anti-mutantism. Hate must be called out, singled out, and taken out. It has no place in polite society. Mutant liberation from the stigma of needing mental health treatment is not a point of compromise. This is not a negotiation.
Is it really fair to have mutants treated by a modern-day Dr. Mengele (The Mangler) ? Like. No. Screw that.
Fight whiteness. Support the mutant cause. Mutant health is mental health. Mutant Lives Matter.