It is Gay vs Gay in the 2016 Australian Federal Election for the Federal seat of Brisbane.
Trevor Evans with the LNP is openly gay. So is Pat O’Neil of the Labor Party.
Is being gay a prerequisite for political success? I hope Kristen Lovejoy of the Greens does not feel intimidated by Big Gay in Brisbane. Women obviously occupy a lower rung on the Victim Value Index than gays.
Latinos are still somewhere in the middle. Native Americans are in the back along with most unclassified minorities. Homosexuals are somewhere near the front, but behind African-Americans. Their status tends to drift wildly depending on current events, but they cannot overtake African-Americans or fall behind Latinos. Not unless some drastic events take place that change their status. Women are, and have always been, in the back.
The practical value of the Victim Value Index is that it mediates internal conflicts. For example, a bias attack by a member of a high-value group on a member of a low-value group is much less likely to be treated as a hate crime. However, an ordinary attack by a member of a low-value group on a member of a high-value group is more likely to be treated as a bias attack even when it isn’t.
Let’s get ready to rumble. Any minor parties yet to nominate for Brisbane may wish to peg a coloured handicapped candidate to get the leg up on the gays.
Kristen is stuffed. Unless she can climb up the Victim Value Index. Break a leg, Kristen.