People Who Assume You Are the Cause You Support
I hate that no one is able to talk passionately about things that don’t relate to them personally anymore without being accused of caring due to some vested personal interest. If you speak about a subject and suggest that you feel strongly about it, the immediate assumption is that you defend it purely because you are it. Otherwise, what reason do we have to care?
No, I’m not hiding a tail or paws or fur on my person; I’m just against animal cruelty.
And no, supporting gay rights doesn’t make me gay, just like being against deforestation doesn’t mean I’m secretly a tree.