In an incredibly hilarious satirical take on the ridiculous subject, Victor explored how a straight woman would explain the significance of a "Straight Pride" to her boyfriend.
When the city of Boston issued a permit for a "Straight Pride Parade" a few years ago, people world over rightfully wondered "who even asked for this?" The answer, unsurprisingly, was a bunch of conservative folks who supposedly wanted a special day to "celebrate the diverse history, culture, and contributions of the straight community." While the internet flooded went with tweets and memes roasting the mere idea of "Straight Pride," the best response of them all came from Brooklyn-based actor, writer, and comedian Eva Victor. In an incredibly hilarious satirical take on the ridiculous subject, Victor explored how a straight woman would explain the significance of a "Straight Pride" to her boyfriend and why she's so excited to take part in it.
"Babe, pack your bags. We're going to Straight Pride," Victor tells her hypothetical boyfriend in the video. "What do you mean, 'what's straight pride?' Basically, 'Straight Pride' is where all the straight people are going to gather and celebrate being straight. It sounds so fun, I actually can't even fathom how fun this is going to be." The video — which has been shared over 98.8K times on Twitter alone — then shows Victor preparing for the event and proclaiming that she's going to wear "jeans and flats" to the parade.
When her hypothetical boyfriend still has trouble wrapping his straight head around the concept, Victor continues: "What don't you get? It's basically straight people hanging out and having fun together. What do you mean that sounds impossible? I don't understand what's not computing. We have 364 days a year where we have unbelievable, unspoken privilege and then we have one day a year – one day – where we get to celebrate having that privilege all year long. What doesn't make sense to you?"
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Victor then goes on to explain — with some tears added for good measure — what it's like to live as a straight person in a world that's always favored heteronormativity. "I was born and I was like, 'Okay, I feel different from absolutely nobody.' Now I'm an adult and I still feel totally fine because the world is totally made for me. I'm at work and I'm straight, and everyone's like 'gotcha!' And then I leave work and now I get to go somewhere and be straight. And everyone's like 'cool!'" Unsurprisingly, the video was a big hit with netizens who praised Victor for putting into words the sheer ridiculousness of the so-called "Straight Pride."
me explaining to my boyfriend why we’re going to straight pride pic.twitter.com/ZtXpLaV05s— Eva Victor (@evavictor) June 4, 2019
According to Daily Mail, while the origin of "Straight Pride" can be traced back to the 80s, it was the conservative group Super Happy Fun America that sought to make it a thing in recent years. "We advocate on behalf of the straight community in order to build respect, inclusivity, equality, diversity, unity, solidarity, dignity, social mobility, empowerment, sustainability, justice, awareness, intersectionality, human rights, education, access, participation, dialogue, visibility, tolerance, and alliances with people from all walks of life. We encourage everyone to embrace our community’s diverse history, culture, and identity regardless of sexual orientation," the group states on its website.
your straight friend when you come out pic.twitter.com/IlY0slMnId— Eva Victor (@evavictor) April 14, 2021
"We will educate the public about straight issues and foster unity and respect by having a parade. Through hard work and determination, a Super Happy Fun America can be achieved in our lifetimes. Straight Rights are Human Rights," it adds. "Straight people are an oppressed majority," claims John Hugo, president of Super Happy Fun America. "We will fight for the right of straights everywhere to express pride in themselves without fear of judgment and hate. The day will come when straights will finally be included as equals among all of the other orientations."