Originally Posted by stlee
i think your use of the term" gay" might offend some people, not necessarily on this board or me for that matter....
but out in the real world/public i would not use that word in that manner because it might offend some people, even if they aren't "gay"....it is derogatory to some in the context that you used it in....
just a word of advice...
O.k., so that's what I was thinking, too, when I read the title.
|cool..as long as your not flaming back and can take constructive criticism with a grain of salt, that's great ..
unlike most people who try to start an online fight or something.....i understand your anger..my comments were just a word of advice for future references....
good luck with fixing that darn windows problem!
Alright-Alright. Now you're giving him kudos for not telling you to piss off. (Because you obviously expected that.
) That's nice, I guess.
So by this second response, I'm pretty well convinced you're probably gay and feel good about having peacefully made a tiny difference in our cultural desensitization.
-But then there's this
|not to be rude or anything...but would you go out in public, say a starbucks, barnes and nobles, or any other public place and say something outloud like..."that car is gay" or "the prices they charge are gay"...i would probably look twice if i heard that and find it quite offensive to be used in public....when the word "gay" is used in the context that it is, it has a negative connotation to it and some people may be sensitive to it since some view it as derogatory even if they aren't gay themselves.
i mean, would you call your friend a "retard" for doing something stupid or funny out in public? (i know ive called my friends that when i was younger)...how bout if there was a mentally disabled person 10 feet away, would you still do it?
anyways, everyone has their opinion, and I certainly respect that, im just expressing my opinion because ive noticed people being insensitive to me in public (probably unknowingly) with their negative usage of the words that describe my nationality/ethnicity...it has nothing to do with being politically correct however...
just my 2 cents
O.k., so now
, I'm kinda confused about whether you're a proud homosexual with a self-confidence issue, or you're an idiot who's just stereotyped book stores and cafés as the places that homosexuals congregate, and compared homosexuality with...
Next, you say in a direct response to someone else:
exactly my point...and to think...we still have not gotten rid of racism in this world and now we turn to terms that are used to describe certain people/lifestyles and transform them into "slang" words that are acceptable among the younger generations? hopefully when people who use these words freely grow up..things will be different.....
Originally Posted by FrancisQ
Why has the word gay become synoymous with all things that are bad? And why is the word's usage in such contexts become openly acceptable?
What about the title 'Windows is so "straight"'?
p.s. I'm not out to defend the gay community, I just wonder why some homophobic or racist words are acceptable and others not.
-And have you ever witnessed anyone over 25 using such words as adjectives? (Anyone you didn't wish you could nueter on the spot to keep him from pissing in the gene pool?
Just when I'm sure that you're actually at a Starbucks with your lappy and very much in need of a "What's wrong with our culture?" chatroom, you say this
|i didn't know gay "doesn't really mean" homosexuals...so what are gay people called in the UK by the way?
disclaimer: i'm not gay, never have and never will...but i do know people who are, specifically my law school professor who is openly gay and I have a lot of respect for him and what he has accomplished in his life and would never think to offend him by saying something is "gay" when referring to something bad, faulty, malfunctioning, or negative.
You're posting a DISCLAIMER
about being non-gay? BWWWWAHAHAHAHA
that's rich! You just negated the whole page worth of refuse that you littered this thread with right there. You, yourself
, are a victim of cultural desensitivity so much so that even during your heroic feel-good effort to school others in "Tolerance & Compassion 101", you demonstrated that there's an underlying connotation in your own
mind that homosexuality is a bad thing.
You really should've stopped after the first post.
say "never", big boy. To constrain yourself with parameters of prejudice without experience is to stifle the full potential of your existence.