Are activists hot?

  • JBinSFO

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    Dec 16, 2012 11:55 PM GMT
    Among other things, I'm an activist for LGBT rights. But I've never thought that activism might be hot until a friend responded to one of my activism FB updates with the comment "That's hot!".

    Hmmm, do you think activism is hot?

    If you found out that a new date was an activist, would you be more interested in him? or less so?

    Would you be more likely to follow a hot activist or a not so hot activist on fb and twitter? or follow him home?

    Would you be more likely to vote/get out the vote/do public activism if the guy asking you was hot?

    Answer any or all of these questions. But if you find me hot, or if you find activism hot, or both, follow me on twitter @JBinSFO



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    Dec 17, 2012 12:01 AM GMT
    I think being passionate about something is very attractive. However, it's fine line between attractively passionate and overbearingly zealous.
  • JBinSFO

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    Dec 17, 2012 12:11 AM GMT
    So what are you passionate about Dahas?
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    Dec 17, 2012 12:30 AM GMT
    Activists are hot.

    Except when they are not.

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    Dec 17, 2012 12:32 AM GMT
    LOL, If you just wanted to swap Twitter follows, just say so. No need to be so coy. We've done it before. icon_wink.gif

    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/?searchtext=twitter
  • reptile18

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    Dec 17, 2012 12:35 AM GMT
    JBinSFO saidAmong other things, I'm an activist for LGBT rights. But I've never thought that activism might be hot until a friend responded to one of my activism FB updates with the comment "That's hot!".

    Hmmm, do you think activism is hot?

    If you found out that a new date was an activist, would you be more interested in him? or less so?

    Would you be more likely to follow a hot activist or a not so hot activist on fb and twitter? or follow him home?

    Would you be more likely to vote/get out the vote/do public activism if the guy asking you was hot?

    Answer any or all of these questions. But if you find me hot, or if you find activism hot, or both, follow me on twitter @JBinSFO


    I don't think it's hot, in terms of sexual or physical attraction. But I think it's attractive in the other way; the intellectual type of attraction, which is really more important in the long run.

    If I found out that my hot date was an activist, I would be more interested (of course he would start out hot, why would I go out with someone I wasn't already attracted to in some way?)

    More likely to follow a hot activist.

    Definitely more likely do do all of those things you mentioned; I've always wanted to, but I haven't had any one to nudge me in the right direction.

    I can't follow you on twitter, though. I don't have an account icon_sad.gif
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    Dec 17, 2012 12:57 AM GMT
    xrichx saidLOL, If you just wanted to swap Twitter follows, just say so. No need to be so coy. We've done it before. icon_wink.gif



    There's a subtle, nuanced art to self-promotion on RJ. You need to start the thread with a question as if all you are looking for is a discussion on the subject and then quietly slip the plug at the end.
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    Dec 17, 2012 1:10 AM GMT
    Activists are only hot when they have a well-proportioned physique with abs and a nice face and stuff.
  • HottJoe

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    Dec 17, 2012 1:16 AM GMT
    There aren't even any REAL causes anymore. It's nothing but gorgeous people, marching shirtless, waving flags, and saying things like, "All these cameras around, and me without a stitch of makeup."
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    Dec 17, 2012 1:37 AM GMT
    If I met a guy I liked and later discovered he was an activist, yes it would amplify my interest in him. I like a guy that stands for something. It's romantic in its own way.
  • stratavos

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    Dec 17, 2012 1:40 AM GMT
    JBinSFO saidAmong other things, I'm an activist for LGBT rights. But I've never thought that activism might be hot until a friend responded to one of my activism FB updates with the comment "That's hot!".

    Hmmm, do you think activism is hot?

    If you found out that a new date was an activist, would you be more interested in him? or less so?

    Would you be more likely to follow a hot activist or a not so hot activist on fb and twitter? or follow him home?

    Would you be more likely to vote/get out the vote/do public activism if the guy asking you was hot?

    Answer any or all of these questions. But if you find me hot, or if you find activism hot, or both, follow me on twitter @JBinSFO





    the act of standing up for somrthing is admirable, but the activist them self can be attractive independent of their beliefs (some even become unattractive depending on their causes >.<; )
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    Dec 17, 2012 1:41 AM GMT
    Meh.

    When I was in DC I was an intern/assistant for a gay veterans non-profit group. I came across my fair share of handsome men but most were of average looks.


    If you are talking about whether or not being an "activist" ups the sex appeal of someone, I would say......yes. But like everything, it's a case by case basis.


    And like another poster has said, you are just fishing for compliments. You would have been hot till you posted the last line. Now, you seem kinda douchey. I think your plan has backfired....icon_neutral.gificon_neutral.gif

    What exactly do you do? For an "activist" you make no mention of who you are or what you stand for....
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    Dec 17, 2012 2:13 AM GMT
    Hot is a subjective term and honestly, most activist that I've met are overly passionate about what they're promoting that I don't find them 'hot'. Even if they're physically hot, they ruin it by being overbearing and annoying about their cause. I'm all for activist but there's a line that many cross where activist borders on radical. I don't associate the physical and the passion together.
  • JBinSFO

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    Dec 17, 2012 2:30 AM GMT
    jmusmc85 saidMeh.


    And like another poster has said, you are just fishing for compliments. You would have been hot till you posted the last line. Now, you seem kinda douchey. I think your plan has backfired....icon_neutral.gificon_neutral.gif

    What exactly do you do? For an "activist" you make no mention of who you are or what you stand for....


    You're post mirrors several others, so i will answer y'all by answering you:

    I wasn't fishing for complements. I was asking the first question that came to my mind when someone replied on facebook that an activistic post I made by saying "that's hot". I didn't post my fb activist comment to be hot, and I had no thought that anyone might find it hot, so I thought I'd ask how many thought it would be hot. and then I asked a few realated questions.

    I wasn't fishing for complements. I don't need to...both because my ego doesn't need them and because I happen to get them on occasion. What I WAS fishing for was peoples' attitudes about activism, and an invitation to join my activist activity on twitter, because I post my activist stuff there, not here on Realjock. If you want to flatter me, "jotlist" me here on realjock. That's fine, I love that like any of us do, and I'll be flatterred. But I didn't ask for that. I asked folks interested in activism to follow me on twitter. Whether you find me hot or gross.

    And it is a fair question as to what I mean by activism. My activism is too long for this post, but I've been in many marches and protests, I was an author of The Dallas Principles (you can wikipedia or google it), I've been on boards, and I'm active with GetEqual.

    So my questions were more genuine than many of you seemed to give me credit for. I wasn't looking for self promotion. I was looking for people who were interested in achieving equality. Are you?

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    Dec 17, 2012 2:54 AM GMT
    JBinSFO saidHmmm, do you think activism is hot?

    Not always.
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    Dec 17, 2012 3:07 AM GMT
    eagermuscle said
    JBinSFO saidHmmm, do you think activism is hot?

    Not always.
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    OH MAN!!! GREAT COME BACK!!!! icon_rolleyes.gif
  • RJJB

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    Dec 17, 2012 3:11 AM GMT
    Chuckles777 said
    eagermuscle said
    JBinSFO saidHmmm, do you think activism is hot?

    Not always.
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    OH MAN!!! GREAT COME BACK!!!! icon_rolleyes.gif


    A COMEBACK? Please tell me why the post deserved a comeback? an honest question get's responded to with homophobic nonsense - which is clearly not the activism we are talking about - why are we even going there?
  • JBinSFO

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    Dec 17, 2012 3:34 AM GMT
    Well what i think he was asking is - is all activism hot, and used the homophobic pic as an example. Of course we are all repulsed.

    What is sad, though, is if we transfer our revulsion of homophobic activision onto guys. or activist movements fighting for our cause.

    Just sayin. Let's not get sidetracked by repuslive homophobic activsim. So i rephrase:

    Is LGBT ACTIVSIM hot?
  • AMoonHawk

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    Dec 17, 2012 3:38 AM GMT
    I would say it is cool ... but don't think i would consider it as being 'hot' ... I wouldn't even say a Paris Hilton 'hot' because of her over use of the word would then make it meaningless .. but I'm going to say it is pretty cool and honorable.
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    Dec 17, 2012 3:39 AM GMT
    I don't like people that want to go out and protest and shit in real life. I'm all for signing petitions and stuff but fuck it if you think I want to stand around in the cold or heat with you protesting some shit that I probably don't give a fuck about.
  • JBinSFO

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    Dec 17, 2012 3:49 AM GMT
    McQueen: It's about your fucking rights. Not about some other fucking shit. It's bout your fucking rights.

    I'm sorry if you need a shawl. maybe someone can provide that for your little prissy shoulder.
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    Dec 17, 2012 3:51 AM GMT
    JBinSFO saidMcQueen: It's about your fucking rights. Not about some other fucking shit. It's bout your fucking rights.
    I'm sorry if you need a shawl. maybe someone can provide that for your little prissy shoulder.
    Bitch I live in Canada. We can get married. Sorry that your country is fucked but that doesn't mean I have to be protesting in MY country about it.
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    Dec 17, 2012 3:57 AM GMT
    Activists are no hotter than any other profession. (Or whatever it is)

    To answer your questions:
    1. I wouldn't care. Though going into a ltr, I know our views may clash depending what area he's an activist for. (I'll respect his views,I just hope he'd respect mine)

    2. I'd follow someone regardless of their level of hotness as long as the issue concerned me. I'd never follow someone home unless I was invited.

    3. I'm not a big activist myself so I doubt it.

    The only thing I want to add to this, is that sex sells. Good-looking people are more likely to catch attention than average people. I'm not saying it's right, that's just how it is.
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    Dec 17, 2012 4:01 AM GMT
    WaytoDawn saidThe only thing I want to add to this, is that sex sells. Good-looking people are more likely to catch attention than average people. I'm not saying it's right, that's just how it is.
    It's so unfortunate. I don't choose my boyfriends based on superficial traits and I'm disgusted by how shallow some people can be.
  • JBinSFO

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    Dec 17, 2012 4:02 AM GMT
    McQueen said
    JBinSFO saidMcQueen: It's about your fucking rights. Not about some other fucking shit. It's bout your fucking rights.
    I'm sorry if you need a shawl. maybe someone can provide that for your little prissy shoulder.
    Bitch I live in Canada. We can get married. Sorry that your country is fucked but that doesn't mean I have to be protesting in MY country about it.


    OK then, bro, STFU. I'm just sayin.