I want to create a new rule. Not just for the Internet, not just for the U.S., for the ENTIRE WORLD. I think it is important not only for my well being, but for the children, who, we all know, are the future. Here is the rule: for the rest time no one is allowed to compare themselves to Rosa Parks. No one. Ever. And if they do, everyone is allowed to punch them -- hard.
Take for example this guy. He is the first legal male prostitute in the United States. Yeah, hardly something to write home to Mom about. However, because he has this dubious distinction, he is being interviewed by multiple media outlets. And in every one of these interviews, he is comparing himself to Rosa Parks.
At first I was sure that he didn't know who Rosa Parks was, but it appears he does, and yet still wants to make the comparison. He says "It's just the same as when Rosa Parks decided to sit at the front instead of the back. She was proclaiming her rights as a disadvantaged, African-American older woman. And I'm doing the same." He goes on to say some stuff about changing social norms, but really, the screaming in my head was too loud for me to make sense of it.
I understand what he is trying to do, say he's a trailblazer, and blah, blah, blah, but really, how misguided can one person be? They don't have separate water fountains for male prostitutes, even though they probably should. Male prostitutes have not spent years being treated as second class citizens, possibly risking their lives if they stand up for themselves. I could go on and on, but I think you get the point.
Really, the people who compare themselves to Rosa Parks, they're worse than Hitler.
But, that's another blog post...