Homophobic language isn’t always meant to be hurtful ... ... ...

  • ytOwen

    Posts: 298

    Sep 28, 2012 2:34 AM GMT
    "Homophobic language isn’t always meant to be hurtful,
    but how often do we use it without thinking?"


    Hi Jocks!

    I'm one of those guys who is sensitive about homophobic language.
    Generally I don't come across it too much these days, but when I do it's still a shock. If you're like me, you might find this site interesting: No Homophobes dot Com
    The site documents, then quantifies, the use of these homophobic phrases on twitter:

    Faggot,
    No homo,
    So Gay,
    Dyke

    Anyways, guys, check it out. I'll be interested in your feed back.
    Cheers,
    Owen!


  • ytOwen

    Posts: 298

    Sep 28, 2012 2:36 AM GMT
    I'd like to thank my friend Ronnie on facebook for originally posting this.
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    Sep 28, 2012 2:37 AM GMT
    That's pretty interesting. I try to pretend like these words don't hurt me, but in reality they do kind of bother me. I try to tell people not to say it around me as it starts making me pretty mad. Now that my family knows I'm gay they've dropped phrases like "That's so gay" and words like "faggot" from their vocabulary (around me anyhow).
  • mcwclewis

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    Sep 28, 2012 8:05 AM GMT
    I'm easily irked as well. Thanks for sharing
  • mcwclewis

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    Sep 28, 2012 8:07 AM GMT
    wow some of those posts are amazing. Twitter and Facebook give idiots an unprecedented ability to broadcast their lack of intelligence, and their lack of sensitivity.
  • agro

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    Sep 28, 2012 8:54 AM GMT
    I'm one of those people that only cares when someone says "faggot" towards a gay person with malicious intent but "no homo" really rubs me the wrong way for some reason. This is interesting, to say the least, and I guess it just reinforces the fact that some people are just ignorant while others are genuine assholes :/
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    Sep 28, 2012 4:21 PM GMT
    My douchebag xcousin, who flies her gay family members like a flag, used to use the "f" word in what she considered her cutsie way "faggy" and it took me a while to get her to cut that shit out. Then when "so gay" became of fashion, she picked up on that and would not the fuck let it go even when I told her that I found it bothersome. She's no longer a friend.

    It's amazing how even people who think they are so righteously accepting can be such downright scum.