Would you date someone who’s trans, black, fat, or disabled? If your answer is no, then that’s pretty discriminatory.
But your attractions are just a matter of “preference,” right? Actually, you might be more biased than you think.
Learn why as Riley J. Dennis breaks down how the seemingly simple question of whether or not you’re attracted to someone can come down to prejudice.
You might not even realize that’s what’s happening – but once you do, it’s possible to unlearn your biases. And Riley will also let you know why it’s important to do just that.
The Editors at Everyday Feminism
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Riley J. Dennis is a Contributing Vlogger for Everyday Feminism. She’s a polyamorous, atheist, gender non-binary trans woman with a passion for fiction writing, feminism, and technology. She got her BA from Whittier College in 2015 doing a self-designed major called Writing Worlds, a mixture of creative writing and anthropology, focused on realistic fictional world building. Find her on her YouTube channel, Twitter @RileyJayDennis, or her website RileyJayDennis.com.