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    Heterophobia

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by A.M.P., Nov 15, 2013.



    The most horrific part of this video is the teacher bathroom scene... What kind of teacher does that?

    On a more real note, anyone notice heterophobia in the gay community or is just me?

    Video was pretty funny but I doubt it would ever affect a heterosexual who is homophobic.
    A role reversal is just so farfetched I doubt it'd affect anyone because they can't relate to it.
    Or maybe just trying to think about the idea is the main point.
     
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    I suffer from conruptophobia

    That's the phobia of words that incorrectly use the suffix phobia to describe things that are not, in fact, phobias. ;)
     
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    I know heterophobia isn't a real thing but let's all pretend it is :p
    Although, I've seen it from gays I once knew where they wanted to live a "gay lifestyle" to the max.
    So, gay neighborhood, gay shops, watch gay movies, etc. just like heteros do and then proceed to bashing anything that is too heterosexual.
    I doubt it's a real thing like homophobia but its certainly one way to call those weird thought trains.
     
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    No, that's not what I mean. :) I mean homophobia is also a completely jacked word as regards its construction. People acting shitty towards gays is not a phobia. Running away from gays, pissing yourself and hiding in the bushes in the fetal position, that's a phobia.
     
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    It's certainly meaningful, but I agree with you. What I think is more important is getting passive people to relate and think.
     
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    I thought homophobia was the fear of gays.
    So scared, the only proper response is violence and rudeness.

    Kinda like my arachnophobia.
    Burn the eight-legged freaks!
     
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    I've never noticed heterophobia anywhere. I even went to a gay bar once, and the people there seemed friendly. They knew I was straight too because I was there with my girlfriend.

    And I have to agree with what Wrey says about the phobia thing. I wonder how the term came into existence.
     
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    I find that odd that straight couples go to gay bars >.>
    Lovely people though, they invite me to hang out with them ^.^

    As I mentioned, I bet we posted about the same time, people are actually scared of gays so they resort to violence.
    The violence and reasoning the phobic used eventually got ingrained in some other idiots brain and little by little homophobia became less about fear and ignorance and about hate and prejudice.
     
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    Ah... And therein lies the very danger of that word. It steals the concern and care we rightfully reserve for someone who suffers from a real phobia, something they cannot help at all, and misappropriates it to protect those who would act in negative ways toward us as gays. If someone is scared, then you feel aaawwww poor thing, but if someone is just being mean, then you feel fuckyou.
     
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    Can I just say, right here and right now that I am tired of hearing about gay people. Look, we get it, you're gay, but does every news report, every opinion peice and every pop star and celebrity have to drone on and on about gay people.

    I would bet even the gay people are tired of people talking about gay people. They're just people.

    Sometimes I think gay-support is a social trend right now and has little to do with actually helping the LGBT communtiy but rather, 'look at me I'm down with gays'.

    It's getting almost as bad as breast cancer awareness.
     
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    One of my girlfriend's friend is gay, so he took us there. I actually liked it. I could drink a crantini without feeling embarrassed. :D
     
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    My best friend at college used to come exclusively to the gay bar with me. His opinon was that all the best straight girls were at the gay club. Not the ones downstairs having their bachelorette party, but the ones upstairs at the quieter bar where people were actually talking. He invariably left with a total stunner in arm. :)
     
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    To an extent, yeah, we are getting a little jaded, at least I am. I've been paraded as the 'trophy gay friend' more than once, which is fun at first, but gets old quick. As for the conversation in the media, and dude, I do not mean this in a mean way at all, but it's not going away any time soon. There's too much to be milked out of it for good and for bad reasons from a media perspective. It's only going to be in more shows on TV as it normalizes and becomes something that can be depicted along with the rest of the human narrative.
     
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    @Wreybies & @thirdwind
    A lot of my straight friends that went to the gay bar were too nervous to talk to the straight girls because they figured they didn't want to be bothered by a straight guy.
    Although, all of them had fun and mention that the atmosphere was way friendlier and social.
     
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    Yes I think they should round up all the gay people and send them back to the island they came from.
     
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    And I am sick and tired of hearing about WWII, Nazis, and native american issues.

    Face it, gays are a hotter topic than minimal income.

    And this topic is about heterophobia and gay bars.
    Not gays.
     
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    That's the thing, I know gay people, and I ask them about things and they just kind of shrug their shoulders while the rest of the world goes, 'oooh' and 'ahhh'.

    Like when the first ever gay NBA player came about, and everyone was falling all over themselves like he had two heads or something. Like he was a magical pixie springing out of a rainbow.
     
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    Yeah why didn't we hear about the reaction of lesbians around the world when they found out Jenny Finch wasn't gay?
     
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    Or when T.A.T.U. weren't both lesbians?

    Also, I love how my topic got derailed after 6 posts >.>
     
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    Your thread was about a video that attempted to showcase the discrimination of gays by using role-reversal. The fad of creating media revolving around gay issues is tangible and relevant. This thread has in no way been derailed.
     
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    The video is to show heterophobia from a contextual point of view.
    The gayness just happens to be the opposite of heterosexual.
     
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    To be fair, something like this is a big deal in the sports world. Other players tend to look down on you for being gay.
     
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    Maybe if we get enough of them, they could have their own league.
     
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    And that's a big part of the milk that's still in the media teat. There are all kinds of "1st gay/lesbian/trans to (fill in the blank)" trophies still to give out. These are gold right now for media folk.
     
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    The video is not about heterophobia, because it doesn't exist. It uses an imaginary reality to hilight the discrimination of gays. Did you really think it was about heterophobia?
     
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