I was reading through tumblr when I noticed a thread arguing that human rights exist and are universal. The naivety of those arguing was astounding as they considered the argument to be self-evident. However, we realize that human rights are conferred by governments which, in most Western civilizations, mean that the people themselves are responsible for answering the question of what is a human right and to whom does it extend. It should become evident that the biases of the majority come quickly into play when determining who can have what. Those that are unlike the majority will always be subject to a different set of rules than the majority themselves. Whether it is skin color or presence (or absence) of affective empathy, those of us that are different will always be under the gun that is pointed at no one else.