Yeah… I know that there are a whole lot of countries where people are oppressed in a really terrible way, and that can’t (and shouldn’t) be compared to the problems I address here. But even in those countries, change happens - slowly, but steadily, if enough people (in those countries, not from the outside) raise their voices. It’s a long process, but it is possible - or, like discussed in another thread, people decide to live somewhere else.
My point is, if nobody says something against “social standards”, they remain in use. Even if they are outdated or discriminating or plain stupid (like not being allowed to go barefoot). And since I’m in the lucky position of not being discriminated because of my skin colour, my sexuality or whatever (at least not where I live), I try to find a way to say something against that stupid social standard that affects me - anything else would be hypocritical.
Hey, it’s just as subjective as people who don’t want me to split my tongue (don’t actually plan to do that, but still^^) or get my skin cut because they think I’ve got psychological problems It’s all just prejudices and aesthetics, and both is very subjective (at least I think so).