Covid-19 is a disaster for everyone… except straight white men?

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'Even a global catastrophe like Covid-19 has not discouraged identity-entrepreneurs from continuing to draw attention to their cause. Instead of coming together in a common struggle, they seek to exploit Covid-19 for their own end.
There was a time when a deathly disaster like the current pandemic would lead competing interests and parties to leave their differences to one side in order to support one another against a common enemy. That’s not how things work today. Many identity-mongers simply cannot resist the temptation of turning the pandemic into a platform for their politics.

Anyone reading the numerous feminist posts complaining that women are bearing the brunt of the pandemic would imagine that men are having a great time during the lockdown. According to one account, the coronavirus is a “disaster for feminism”. An interesting observation, given the fact that statistics indicate that men are more likely to die from it than women. At a time when tens of thousands of human beings have lost their lives, the author of this last observation warns that “across the world, women’s independence will be a silent victim of the pandemic.” Advocates of feminist identity politics refer to the pandemic as a “gendered crisis” that, according to Australian senator Mehreen Faruqi, carries a “disproportionate risk” to women. It is unlikely that people like Faruqi would use the term ‘gendered crisis’ if a pandemic represented a “disproportionate” risk to men.
The racialization of the pandemic has inevitably led to holding white people, particularly ‘white male privilege’ responsible for the tragic catastrophe haunting the world. Writing in this vein in Salon, an angry foe of ‘racist white voters’ contends that “white male privilege is literally making America sick”! Other opponents of white privilege fear that“social distancing could lead to a spike in white nationalism”. As this racialization of the pandemic gains greater momentum, it is only a matter of time before Covid-19 will be rebranded as the White Virus. Some already claim that“The White Male Is The Biggest Risk In Spreading The Virus”. According to the author of this idiotic statement, elderly white men are a public health nuisance.'

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