Newsflash: Shonda Rhimes Is “Pandering” To The Gays!

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Shonda Rhimes, of Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice production fame, has been accused of having her show “pander to the gay/lesbian community.”

Okay, stop.

This is the same logic that asks why there isn’t Men’s Studies, or White People Studies in schools. Rhimes’ wonderful response to this is to throw back “How is that pandering? I’ve been pandering to straight couples all this time!”

And ain’t that the truth?

Everyday I turn the TV on, open a course textbook, read a book/magazine/newspaper, I have to deal with the rest of the world pandering to the privileged. This world is made for straight, white, male, able-bodied, cis-gendered people, and every time someone deviates from this formula, somehow they are “pandering” or pushing some “agenda”.

To those fools I say, in the style of the interwebs, please to be checking your privilege at the door.


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