why shouldn’t being asian, a trait that 60% of the world’s population possess, be considered the default for humanity?
because human beings are diverse and there are a million ways to be normal and non-heterosexuals have been oppressed for centuries by the idea of heterosexuality as the default you little shit
Anyone who thinks that a group being the “default” is based solely on that group being a majority is lying to themselves. Intersex people and red-haired people exist in about the same proportions in the US (and consequently, gay, bi and ace people outnumber red-haired people by quite a bit), yet being intersex is seen as a deviation from the default whereas red hair is seen as a natural, albeit rare, variation in human hair colors. The idea of a “default” race, sexuality, gender identity, etc. is 100% socially constructed.
for that matter, women slightly outnumber men, but maleness is still considered default. think of the language we use for mixed groups: “dudes”, “guys”, “fellas”. there are more women on earth than there are men, but how do you think folks would react if I walked into a mixed gender party and hollered, “hey, ladies, how are y’all doing tonight?”
yeah. “normal” is bullshit. “default” is bullshit. the word you want is “common”, and something being common doesn’t automatically make it special than something being rare.
If we’re gonna go by numbers, insects are the default. Sorry straight people.