There was a time when "race" and gender weren't protected classes. Should people have waited until they WERE protected in order to protest discrimination?
Seems like putting the horse behind the cart... and then saying you can't put the horse in front until you have agreement from the anti-horse people that it belongs there.
In other words, if WE don't act like a "protected class" how are we ever going to convince anyone else that we should be?
Still happily answering to the call-sign Peetza.
The problem, as you so eloquently put it, is choice.
He is no fool who gives what he can not keep to gain what he can not lose.
-Jim Eliott, paraphrasing Philip Henry.