Complete the Analogy April 10, 2009

Complete the Analogy

This is up on my Twitter account but I wanted to share it here.

Complete the analogy:

Straight people : Hurt by gay marriage :: ________ : ________

My favorite response so far:

Straight people : Hurt by gay marriage :: Meat-eaters : Hurt by vegetarians 🙂 (Thanks, Andrea!)

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  • Eric Z

    Straight people : Hurt by gay marriage :: Football team : Hurt by the chess club

  • Polly

    Fish : bike-helemt laws

  • Straight people : Hurt by gay marriage :: White people : Hurt by interracial marriage

  • straight people : hurt by gay marriage :: poultry farmers : hurt by mad cow disease

  • Ender

    Straight people : Hurt by gay marriage :: Americans : Hurt by freedom

  • chatterbox

    Mohammad : hurt by pictures of Mohammad

  • Straight married people : Hurt by gay marriage :: MADD : Hurt by tougher DUI legislation

    I’m pretty sure most straight people get married because they’re in love, not because the government allows them to get married.

  • I dunno, I think you could make the case that meat eaters are hurt by vegetarians to the extent that vegetarian and animal-rights activists are successful in stigmatizing meat eaters.

    I know that sounds silly right now, but 25 years ago you could have made a just-as-silly-seeming analogy with “Smokers: Hurt by non-smokers.” Today it’s easy to see how smokers have been marginalized and penalized by non-smokers once they got public policy on their side – and the idea of punitive taxes on “unhealthy” foods is already being floated.

  • S

    Or vegetarians hurt by meat eaters. Cause though some pretend to feel deeply hurt that others eat meat, as long as they’re not cutting open the vegetarians for lunch, I think we can pretty much say they’re not getting hurt.

  • Oh, I forgot to post my own entry:

    Straight married people : Hurt by gay marriage :: Religious married people : Hurt by atheist marriages.

  • Carlos

    Straight people : Hurt by gay marriage :: Any people : Hurt by leprechauns.

    Which is not to say that gay marriage is imaginary, but that the harm from it is just as imaginary as the harm due to leprechauns.

    Jennifer Aniston may disagree…

  • stephanie

    straight people: hurt by gay marriage:: Buddhist monk: hurt by Christian child’s baptism.

    straight people: hurt by gay marriage:: McDonalds: hurt by sales of The Joy of Cooking

  • Just4Kix

    how about:

    nonbelievers : hurt by the threat of hell

  • Hey, that was my Twitter response you so callously failed to attribute! Where’s the love, Hement, where is the love? 😛

  • Andrea — I’m sorry! I wrote the
    entry on a plane with a phone (just as I type this). I’ll give due credit ASAP!!

  • AnonyMouse

    Straight people: Hurt by gay marriage :: Microsoft: Hurt by Nintendo.

  • Alex

    straight people: hurt by gay marriage:: the ignorant: hurt by books

  • Donna

    Straight married people : Hurt by gay marriage :: American married people : Hurt by Canadian marriages.

  • Anonymous

    Straight people : Hurt by gay marriage :: Gay people : Hurt by straight marriage

    The lession is: Ban all marriage 🙂

  • Steve

    Me banging my head against my wall : Damages the structure of your house

  • Sandra

    Straight people : Hurt by gay marriage :: Jesus : Hurt by the Flying Spaghetti Monster

  • Miko

    I dunno, I think you could make the case that meat eaters are hurt by vegetarians to the extent that vegetarian and animal-rights activists are successful in stigmatizing meat eaters.

    No, they either accept the arguments and become vegetarians or don’t accept the arguments and so aren’t hurt.

    But I agree S that it works better the other way. I’ve never heard a meat eater claim to be “hurt” by vegetarians while the reverse claim is somewhat prevalent.

  • Straight people : Hurt by gay marriage :: Most people : Bad analogies

  • Pseudonym

    Christians : Hurt by Buddhist marriage

  • Ray Harrington

    Straight People: Hurt By Gay Marriage :: People: People

  • Brian Macker

    Gay People :: Hurt by Civil Unions

  • People who can walk : paraplegics using wheelchairs

  • chocolate lovers: hurt by other people eating vanilla

  • cat people: hurt by dog people

  • Christians : Hurt by atheist bus ads

  • cassiek

    sick people : hurt by medicine

    My point being that being that any time a marginalized group is granted the same rights and privileges as the majority (i.e. the right to vote, own property, marry, etc.) society as a whole is enriched.

  • Luther Weeks

    Dinosaurs : Gay Marriage

    Sun : Religious Marriage
    (I can’t find anything else that might not be since Religious Marriage helps create a world of people misguided by myth)

  • Vincent

    Straight people : Hurt by gay marriage :: Tall people : Hurt by high heel shoes.

  • Straight people : Hurt by gay marriage :: Bald People : Hurt by barbers

  • Straight people : Hurt by gay marriage :: Methodists : Hurt by Presbyterians

  • Vystrix Nexoth

    Married people : Hurt by single people

    White people : Hurt by black people getting married

    Christians : Hurt by Jews getting married

    You : Hurt by me getting married

  • Javier

    Hippies: Hurt by soap

  • Straight people : Hurt by gay marriage :: Snowmobilers : Hurt by coconuts

  • 2-D Man

    Texas Instruments users : hurt by Hewlett Packard users