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Archive for July 1st, 2007

Silent, underhanded, homophobia

Posted by Henric C. Jensen on July 1, 2007


“You’re not the same [name edited out] who went crazy when I used the word sissy……. are you?
…not that there’s anything wrong with that not that there’s anything wrong with that not that there’s anything wrong with that not that there’s anything wrong with that not that there’s anything wrong with that not that there’s anything wrong with that…”

This makes me so angry. Because it’s in the context a discriminatory and derogatory comment meant to hurt and degrade a Gay man I know and care about. The quoted person has a habit of making this kind of veiled and underhanded harassing comments.

Homophobia. Pure unadulterated  homophobia. What a jerk!

And he probably doesn’t even realize just how hurtful, homophobic and heinous his expression of his own prejudice is – he thinks he is just joking, and when called on it he will say something to the effect of “But I am just joking, don’t be so sensitive! You have no sense of humor!”

But there’s a PERSON at the receiving end of that joke, that derogatory comment, a person whom I know is hurt by this, whom I know feels harassed and whom I know does his best in the community, to work against prejudice and hatred like this. A person with a heart of gold, a caring spirit and a helping hand where there is a need – but to the quoted person he is just “Gay”. What an asshole.

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