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Homosexuality and neuro-association

Discussion in 'General Debates' started by Ðanisty, Mar 2, 2007.

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  1. Effeminate men/crossdressers

    7 vote(s)
    29.2%
  2. Men holding hands

    6 vote(s)
    25.0%
  3. Men kissing

    3 vote(s)
    12.5%
  4. Men fondling each other

    1 vote(s)
    4.2%
  5. Men performing oral sex

    2 vote(s)
    8.3%
  6. Men performing anal sex

    4 vote(s)
    16.7%
  7. Masculine women

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Women kissing

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Women fondling each other

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Women performing oral sex

    1 vote(s)
    4.2%
  1. Radio Frequency X

    Radio Frequency X World Leader Pretend

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    What was the first thing?
     
  2. Ðanisty

    Ðanisty Well-Known Member

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    I'm not uncomfortable with effeminate men/crossdressers either. I didn't mean to imply that anyone who voted that was uncomfortable...just that many people are uncomfortable with it. Personally, I'm not uncomfortable with anything on the poll.
     
  3. Mercy Not Sacrifice

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    Wow. I had honestly not even considered this. Sigh, heterosexual priviledge. :(

    The effiminate-male, loving-anal-sex, cross-dressing stereotypes of homosexual men drives me nuts, because these are over-generalizations that are largely untrue. Such are the short-hair, men-hating, fetish-loving stereotypes of gay women as well.

    We really have to be objective when learning about people that are different than us, for if we are not careful, "different" becomes "bad." It's one of the unfortunate aspects of human nature, yet this is no excuse for choosing to do something about it, for we have the ability of rising up and understanding the truth as well.

    *gets off soapbox
     
  4. Ðanisty

    Ðanisty Well-Known Member

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    I think it's a stereotype that drives a lot of people nuts. It also seems to be the first thing that comes to mind for a lot of people. Now imagine that most people when confronted with the word homosexual think immediately of things that make them uncomfortable. I think that's a big problem. I think a lot of people when confronted with the word homosexual immediately think of things like anal sex and since they are put off by anal sex, they then automatically feel put off by homosexuality. It also makes it hard for them to think of homosexuals without thinking of sex. I figure that must be why so many people think that you can't talk about homosexuality without talking about sex. :shrug: That's my guess anyway.
     
  5. Mercy Not Sacrifice

    Mercy Not Sacrifice Well-Known Member

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    You're probably right. Some of the stereotypes, such as the ones you mentioned, are just plain ludicrous; others, such as that homosexuals cannot be safely trusted anywhere near children, are instances of pure ignorance and are simply inexcusable.
     
  6. astarath

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    people fear that which they do not understand. If the world could only learn to love what a place this would be truly it would be a Kingdom of Heaven
     
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  7. Quoth The Raven

    Quoth The Raven Half Arsed Muse

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    Trout.:sarcastic
     
  8. Bastet

    Bastet Vile Stove-Toucher

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    So does that mean those of us who don't automatically think of something physical or a sex act when confronted with the word 'homosexual' aren't being dishonest as someone would like to suggest, but are in fact just more comfortable with homosexuality?

    Funny, that.
     
  9. Quoth The Raven

    Quoth The Raven Half Arsed Muse

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    I put it to you, that we're just more comfortable with trout.:yes:
     
  10. Bastet

    Bastet Vile Stove-Toucher

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    Well, that just goes without saying. :yes:
     
  11. Ðanisty

    Ðanisty Well-Known Member

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    Pretty much. That's my hypothesis anyway. Of course, I think the people who voted for holding hands and kissing are pretty comfortable with homosexuality as well as people who said they couldn't vote. I'm most concerned with people who picked a blatantly sexual choice. That's why the poll included those things, but not things like going to the grocery store.

    I do tend to think that everyone thinks of something even if it's pointless. For example, I asked a friend last night what came to mind and she said "just the word homosexuality in a blue beveled font that was backlit." What she thought of really didn't mean anything, but she did think of something.
     
  12. Mercy Not Sacrifice

    Mercy Not Sacrifice Well-Known Member

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    Now I kinda wish you had an option that said "gay agenda," so that I could have picked it and made one of those "Breakfast at 7, work at 8, lunch at 12" etc. spoof lists.
     
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