DID YOU KNOW… That where I work, any webpage that has the word “gay” in the URL is automatically blocked? The word “straight” doesn’t suffer the same restrictions, no. Because we gays are clearly oversexed, depraved and immoral. I tried to look up some non-heterosexual counselling services for a friend who is suffering severe depression (ironically because of how he is treated by douchebags on grindr) but most of the sites offering these services were blocked. Of course I just looked them up at home, but this is another example of heterosexual privilege at work (at work!).
I’m cute and I’m funny, and I’m a homophobe with an intense dose of white privilege, so that’s a plus!
This guy told me he “doesn’t subscribe to the view” that the term “straight-acting” implies that to be “gay-acting” is bad (frightening flaw in his logic as we all know), and anyone whom he offends can basically just suck eggs for all he cared.
So in this guy’s mind, just because he has decided that the meaning of words don’t apply to him, it’s everyone else’s problem if they are offended. It’s like white idiots who call their mates “n****s” and argue that they aren’t offending black people because they simply “don’t mean it that way” or in this guy’s language “don’t subscribe to the view that the word n**** is offensive in that context”.
Yet another person of white privilege who is so unused to being challenged that he couldn’t contemplate changing for even a millisecond, because in his mind he has a born right to express whatever he likes no matter how negatively it affects another individual or group – the rest be damned.
A shameful example of a gay man right here.
When will the heteronormative media stop the subtle but clear demonisation of homosexuality? I have seen this countless times in the mainstream propaganda press: a gay-related story stuck side by side with a story relating to pedophilia. It’s no wonder our younger gays come out of the closet with such underdeveloped emotional and psychological self awareness. It almost guarantees that the internalised homophobia presents itself in comments like “no pedos”, “no dirty old men”, “no filth”, “straight acting” (as though there are no heterosexual pedophiles, because heterosexuality is so “good” and “normal”). Here we have it once more, in 2012, by the so-called left-wing newspaper THE AGE (I know, I know, it’s embarrassing that such a rag could be called left wing but there you have it).
And in the latest episode of “DELUSIONAL GRINDR WORLD”… (as of this morning I’ve had three total crashes and two messages that disappeared from view before I could read them).
THANKS FOR LISTENING, GRINDR HQ
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