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Should Rights Movements Stop Focusing on Differences?
Rights movements should stop focusing on differences.
It would bring those who don't feel they are a part of any movement into the discussion.
By not using terminology that differentiates, equality can become the true focus.
Removing of often emotionally charged group associations may lead to more rational discussion.
Banding together will limit opposition's ability to use ad hominem attacks on groups as it isn't just one type of people any longer.
Focusing on a specific group allows movements to point out laws and issues that are problematic.
Group based movements are at an advantage to generate public support from that group.
These rights groups exist because there is a (perceived or real) difference between them and 'the majority' that they want to address. If there was no difference there would be no need for a rights group or change. Thus it is important to state the difference they want to address.
Unification of rights movements may been seen by oppositions as more direct attack and may lead to an increase in attacks.
To ignore differences entirely means to ignore injustice. Just like being entirely "colourblind" means being blind towards racism.
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