“Or maybe it just seems strange because gay people are a minority and, as such, young kids may only have exposure to straight couples until later in life? I didn't know "gay" existed until age 8 or 9.
People think anything is weird if they aren't exposed to it. How many Americans would cringe at the diets of people in other countries? Yet our American diets are certainly no more "natural" than anyone else's.
Unless you want to argue that an anti-gay country like, say, Pakistan, is more in-tune with natural roles than America or Canada. Which 1) is very patriotic and 2) explain that to women.”
“Okay, I'm a non-white liberal and is anybody legitimately offended by this? I mean honestly, personally offended, not "I'm-a-white-person-who-acts-insulted-on-behalf-of-others-based-on-my-assumptions" offended.”
ODixon on Oct 26, 2013 at 16:16:36
“So, because you can't see why it's offensive some people, they shouldn't be entitled to feel the way they do?”
“That's great that you don't care, but because you probably didn't need to pay much attention to "gay politics", so to speak, you may not be aware of the awful stereotypes people widely believed about gay people less than a decade or so ago. And the only way people could have seen examples contradictory to the stereotypes were for gay people to be out, so people could see that they knew gay people who were really quite average. Out media figures had an important part in this because they could fight stereotypes on a larger scale.”
“At a minimum, it should mean that you realize that this conservative fear that media is being "gayed up" is nonsense.”
end3651 on Oct 20, 2013 at 18:57:30
“I don't see how that follows. On the one hand, we are told that being gay is a personal and private matter, on the other hand we are constantly being told who is gay. Personally, I don't care who is gay and who isn't.”
end3651 on Oct 19, 2013 at 07:57:11
“It would be appropriate if the media treated gays like ordinary people--that is, like the rest of us--whose sexuality is no one else's business. Instead, we are subjected to a constant blast of this gay and that gay and the first openly gay holding this job and that job, while also being told that being gay must not be a factor in how we treat people. I never hear about "openly straight" people.”
“Where's the evidence that women commit just as much crime as men?
If two 14-year-olds have consensual sex, neither is listed as a sex offender.
"Women get the child in any divorce situation by default". Oh? Tell that to my mother, who was the one paying child support.
"If a woman doesn't want a child, she can abort it. If a man doesn't want a child, he has no say in the matter" - Which is why men should be taught to take some responsibility for women not getting pregnant, rather than girls being the only ones taught to abstain or avoid pregnancy.
Your post also completely ignores the gap between men and women later in life, due largely to adult women being, by default, the one expected to take care of the home and childcare even if it means giving up her career to do so.”
LadyFville on Oct 18, 2013 at 06:49:12
“Thank heaven that intelligence stepped-in to reply to ignorance...”
“I feel like it's a respect thing. You can view her how you want personally, but how does it hurt you to refer to Chelsea Manning as female rather than male? Because a lot of transgender people are hurt seeing Chelsea Manning's feelings rejected under the guise of biology, when their mental state doesn't fit with their physical one.”
“Actually, most abortions happen very early, so they basically are blobs. They have the potential to be not-blobs, but in that current state, they are what scientists call "embryos". Not even fetuses. Because "potential to become" does not equal "being". That would be a scary scientific standard to make into government law.”