The use of the word "breeder"

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    Feb 24, 2009 1:18 AM GMT
    I've noticed this word popping up in forum discussion the odd time. From context, I have assumed it is a slang term for a heterosexual. I'm not sure if it applies to both men and women.

    I find it very offensive to see the word use in that context though.

    I was just wondering everyone else thought about using "breeder" in that way?
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    Feb 24, 2009 1:25 AM GMT
    The term "breeder" has a long history of use in the gay community. It was in common use when I came out in 1986 (before you were born Surfsdown). I personally have never used it, because there is a hint of the derogatory to it. But considering how many heteros have treated gays over the years, I usually cut the older gay guys some slack for using it. And yes it does apply to both men and women.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Feb 24, 2009 1:28 AM GMT
    I've heard it applied to top guys who prefer to bareback....
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    Feb 24, 2009 1:29 AM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidI've heard it applied to top guys who prefer to bareback....


    That is a new one for me. I need to get out more in todays gay commuity!
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    Feb 24, 2009 1:30 AM GMT
    I don't use "breeder" either. It does have derogatory and somewhat bitter tone to it. I also try not to use the word "straight" too much either. It implies that gays are crooked somehow. icon_lol.gif
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    Feb 24, 2009 3:10 AM GMT
    According to ubran dictionary breeder is a:

    2: slang term used by people of homosexual persuasion to refer to heterosexual couples, who have a significantly higher risk of contributing to the population increase than the homosexuals do.

    It does seem to have a negative connotation.
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    Feb 24, 2009 4:10 AM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidI've heard it applied to top guys who prefer to bareback....


    I've heard this as well. Bottoms sometimes say they want a top guy to breed them.
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    Feb 24, 2009 4:19 AM GMT
    I have heard it used both ways. The latter of which (sex with no condom and ejaculation in the anus) has been more recent with more writings on the subculture of barebacking communities.
  • upsguy68

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    Feb 24, 2009 4:21 AM GMT
    I am one of the older guys that uses this term. It comes out of my mouth when the "breeders" are letting their little crumb-snatchers run wild around a restaurant or supermarket.icon_rolleyes.gif I wouldn't use the term if they were actually acting like responsible PARENTS and not just baby-making machines!
  • Menergy_1

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    Feb 24, 2009 4:24 AM GMT
    Seems as though white, hetero American- English- speaking males (in particular) have hoarded all the derogatory slang terms and they're terms for gay men, lesbians, women, people of color, non-"masculine" men, physically disabled, intelligent, "cultured", and so on --

    So, pardon a little retaliatory word now and then when someone can think up one to sling back at the majority/"privileged" in our society who have always had the upper hand so far.

    Childish, ineffective? Maybe.. however, turning the other cheek only satisfies for so long! It feels kinda good to be equally derogatory -- although I think the barbs don't sting as much. We need some better term still!
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    Feb 24, 2009 4:36 AM GMT
    One of the roomates I had in undergrad used to say 'breeder' quite a bit...it's really just somewhat obnoxious. Regardless if it is retaliation or not, if it weren't for so called 'breeders' gays wouldn't be around either.
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    Feb 24, 2009 5:02 AM GMT
    I just take it at face value. They breed, we don't. Unless we're 'breeding and seeding'. icon_twisted.gif
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    Feb 24, 2009 5:05 AM GMT

    Sshhh!!!! I'm breeding a book!!!
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    Feb 24, 2009 5:05 AM GMT
    animanimus saidwhen we are finally treated as 100% human beings, you know, just as human as they are, with all the rights str8s enjoy, including marriage, i'll consider not using the term breeders.

    until then, f*ck'm, damned breeders!

    no more mr. nice gay.


    an eye for eye leaves the whole world blind. icon_wink.gif
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    Feb 24, 2009 5:22 AM GMT
    Well yeah some people are assholes and think that someone who's nice is someone who's weak. But I know a lot of straight people who are ardent supporters of gay rights. It seems calling them breeders too would only allienate them. Sometimes we have to be more aggressive in demanding respect, but I think that should be considered on a case-by-case basis.
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    Feb 24, 2009 5:34 AM GMT
    Well I use breeder for straight men, and "walking uterus with legs" for women.
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    Feb 24, 2009 5:43 AM GMT
    I think it's an offennsive word, not that there aren't offensive ones for the gays either. Last I checked, our moms and dads are "breeders"-- how we got here! I did see a guy say something about the word straight though-- i think that's pretty neutral-- in fact sometimes when someone says that about a hot guy I think might not really be, I'm like "Straight? Straight to the bedroom maybe!" ;)
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    Feb 24, 2009 5:57 AM GMT
    muchmorethanmuscle saidWouldn't a 'walking uterus with legs' be sort of redundant?

    I mean how else is a uterus gonna walk if it doesn't have legs?
    It would slither like a snail. It is not exactly redundant.
  • vindog

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    Feb 24, 2009 6:23 AM GMT
    Sometimes I call my friends breeders and they call me a fag. Sometimes I call my roommate Jewface.


    They are all terms of endearment between my friends.....I've never heard it used "meanly"




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    Feb 24, 2009 7:59 AM GMT
    was wondering what the word ment but now that i know i do not plan on using the term seeing as all my friends are straight guys
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    Feb 24, 2009 8:02 AM GMT
    IMHO, breeder is the equivalent to faggot. So choose your words nicely now kiddos.
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    Feb 24, 2009 8:07 AM GMT
    tafkalil saidIMHO, breeder is the equivalent to faggot. So choose your words nicely now kiddos.


    haha i say faggot all the time but breeder i shall not the tearm itself is just retarted
  • MikemikeMike

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    Feb 24, 2009 8:15 AM GMT
    When refering to straight people, it is meant as a derogatory term. I don't use it. I love my parents, and married siblings.

    I'm sure 98% of the poeple on here came from them.icon_idea.gif
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    Feb 24, 2009 8:24 AM GMT
    MikemikeMike saidWhen refering to straight people, it is meant as a derogatory term. I don't use it. I love my parents, and married siblings.

    I'm sure 98% of the poeple on here came from them.icon_idea.gif


    What about the 2% who came from space?
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    Feb 24, 2009 8:28 AM GMT
    getfitrick said
    MikemikeMike saidWhen refering to straight people, it is meant as a derogatory term. I don't use it. I love my parents, and married siblings.

    I'm sure 98% of the poeple on here came from them.icon_idea.gif


    What about the 2% who came from space?


    test tubes? petri dishes?
    so many possibilities!

    oh yeah... and space... like you said