June 03, 2003

Gay & Lesbo Awareness??

Ok, I got into work and pulled up the company web page as I do every day.
What do I see on the front page news?

Itís Gay & Lesbian Awareness Month Read More...

Now I have to ask, what does the perverse sexual acts people practice in private have to do with my job?? There is no reason to have that on a corporate web page.

That is such total and complete garbage man, I think there is more relevance to having a color blindness awareness or handicap awareness month than a gay/lesbo month.
I'm sick and tired of this type of backwards thinking in society.
I don't care what people do in private, but why is it necessary for me to be aware of it? Especially at a supposed professional place of business. I think it's sad.
If society thinks we need to be aware of this, then perhaps we should have necrophiliac awareness month, and hermaphrodite awareness month. That's how stupid this is.

Our country is trying so hard to be sensitive to the few we're becoming abrasive to the many. It's a sad testimony to our public school systems change from teaching knowledge and facts to teaching feelings.

- Muddy

Posted by Muddy at June 3, 2003 09:22 AM | TrackBack



Comments

Heh, I completely agree. Why not have child molestation awareness month? Oh sorry... that's too weird for society, we've crossed the line because that hurts people.. Well what about necrophelia, they are already dead, how does that hurt anyone? Oh wait, too weird, but being gay or a lezbo is so "cool," at least it is at my college, god damned brain-washed hippies. /endrant

Posted by: OmegaX at June 4, 2003 07:37 PM

Well, I'm really supprised we don't have a child molestation month... really..it does make sense..this county is going down the shoot...:-/

Honestly, where is white history month though- im not a white nazi racist..but still. i think us white people have alot to offer, omega, remember the guy who invented peanut butter ?? great stuff hu?

Posted by: Kevin at June 5, 2003 11:38 AM

I agree, no need for the Gay and Lesbian Awareness...even gays and lesbians should agree because it is a personal decision what happens between two consenting adults...but honestly, that is never what the gay agenda has been about anymore than christian TV is about Christianity.

Kevin, all of our nations history is white history, focusing on the valued accomplishments added to our world by people of color is not hendering little white children from knowing the accomplishments of white people...it is simply making sure they understand that people from all walks of life can accomplish great things and it encourages young people of color to hold a hope that they too can contribute to the world in an important way.

Posted by: Surprised at June 5, 2003 07:22 PM

you might think that way if your not white ;-)

Posted by: Kevin at June 5, 2003 09:14 PM

Kevin:

I am white and I do think that way. Your comments, while made in a joke are nothing less than racist. You probably don't consider yourself a racist but you are.

Posted by: Surprised at June 7, 2003 04:15 AM

Question: is any one NOT aware of Gays and Lesbians? If we still have to have awareness days then all the work of the 80's was for nothing.

Totally agree on the child molestation awareness day, how about a wife beating awareness day?

As far as white/black history, why not just have a World History day - pick a date or period and show how the whole world (white/black/etc) was affected?

Posted by: xavier at June 7, 2003 06:38 AM

I assume none of you know a "gay" person...

Right? SO is black awareness month stupid as well?

Ugh...I.ve died and gone to hell

you should check out www.blackpeoplelikeus.com

Posted by: les at June 9, 2003 04:24 PM

its www.blackpeopleloveus.com

probably won't get it tho'

Posted by: les at June 9, 2003 04:26 PM

"surprised" was right by stating that history is white. textbooks, especially in the united states, are written from a certain perspective - a white one. just because the words are printed and bound doesn't mean they reflect the truth, or at least the whole truth. although there have been efforts to include those in history who have been left out (people of color and women especially), it doesn't mean their work is done. everyone needs to be aware of the events of our history, lest they happen again, and therefore awareness months are particularly important. how else are ignorant people ever going to get over the notion that homosexuality=bestiality=necrophelia=child molestation
this is the most backwards and ridiculous page i could ever have stumbled upon and it makes me incredibly sad to think that there are people out there that are hateful, racist, and homophobic enough to make comments like that. besides completely understanding that homosexuals are people who ARE gay, not choose it as a lifestyle to be cool (those girls at your school who think its cool are choosing it - they're not gay. i have them at my school too and they piss me off as well) can actually be really cool, creative, intelligent, and NORMAL human beings. you're probably friends with some and don't even know it because they would never tell you - they're afraid. i suggest you all read a book called "Lies My Teacher Told Me" (don't have the author's name at hand). it actually has nothing to do with gay people - more about what your "history books" are leaving out. and please make an effort to stop stereotyping and hating. it's that kind of behavior that perpetuates homophobia and which stems the violence that kills so many. since i know you are going to speculate about who i am, i'm just going to tell you. i'm not black, first of all, but i am a 21 year old gay woman and i am afraid of the future. i shouldn't have to be.

Posted by: shocked at June 29, 2003 07:00 AM

I am all for a women/women relationship. I think its sexy. Now a guy/guy relationship. That just isnt right.

How is that for a stereotype?

Shocked: Sounds like those girls at school dont want to date you and your pissed about it. Dont worry cause your smart, your funny and dog gonnit people like you.....

Posted by: cwilli at June 29, 2003 02:39 PM

haha... yes - a very typical stereotype, and i expected someone to say something like that. not that i find humor in that statement in any way - i was just waiting for some idiot to pull that one out of his ass.

and i don't think you understood what i was saying about the "gay" girls at school - they piss me off because they're not even gay - they're just out trying to get attention (from guys mostly) and generally just trying to be cool - it's really pathetic and i've been pissed mostly because some HAVE dated me and things were obviously just awful because they weren't serious. i did manage to find a good one, however - i'm with someone now who i've been with for 2 1/2 years and couldn't be happier.

i really wish you could see who you're talking to - you're probably assuming i'm some ugly "can't get a man and that's why she's a lesbian" woman, but to be perfectly honest, most people assume i'm straight because i'm very feminine and very attractive. it shouldn't have anything to do with the way i'm treated, but i know if we met in person you wouldn't be having these words with me.

honestly - the worst thing straight guys ever say to me is "do you have/take pictures?"

Posted by: shocked at June 30, 2003 12:17 AM

I played right into you hand because it was SO obvious you wanted someone to say exactly that.

The thing that I dont get is that you seem to be preaching that we should all have a little tolerance for people and accept them for who they are. Fine I can and do exactly that. But then you have to go on and bash a group of "girls you go to school with" because they are not "gay" enough for you.

It seems to me that you should just have a little tolerance of other people and accept the choices that they made for themselves no matter what you think about them. (in other words take your own damn advise)

BTW dont flatter yourself. I dont care how attractive you think you are or your sexual preference. I really wish you could see how self absorbed you sound.

Posted by: cwilli at June 30, 2003 12:37 AM

i'm sorry if i came across the way that i did - as i re-read it, it does sound extremely self absorbed. frankly, i was just offended by your comment and immediately responded without thinking.

i also didn't intend to preach when i found this page - but what i found really upset me and i felt like i should be able to voice my opinion and defend myself.

and i wasn't intending to "bash" anyone - the whole thing about the girls i go to school with was my response to a comment someone made earlier: " being gay or a lezbo is so "cool," at least it is at my college, god damned brain-washed hippies. " i was only saying that there are people at my school who do think it is "cool" or hip, but it's not like it's something people go out and decide to do for the rest of their lives because it's "cool" - it's also not something you can brain-wash someone into doing.... i guess i was just trying to distinguish those who "try it out" for a week because so many guys do think lesbians are hot, and those who struggle for years as they come to term with feelings that everyone tells them are wrong and are then faced with the challenge of coming out to family and friends. i suppose it's hard to explain, but i wasn't trying to put those girls on a scale of "gayness" and consequently bash them.. but there is a distinct difference, and i don't feel like those types of girls help gays and lesbians as a whole to gain any respect.

i didn't mean to come across the way i did and i'm sorry you have such a horrible impression of me. i'm glad that you feel you're a big enough person to accept people for who they are without immediately judging them with ignorance. i suppose that's all i was hoping for when i stumbled onto this page.

good luck w/ the comedy

Posted by: shocked at June 30, 2003 01:51 AM

That being said let me ask you this Shocked. Do you believe being Gay is something that you are born with or something that can be learned? Not trying to be funny. I am just wondering. Because I personally think that it is both. But then does that mean that only the true homosexuals are the ones that are born with it and the rest do it for a reason other than themselves?

Posted by: cwilli at June 30, 2003 03:58 PM

cwilli, There are actually different levels here, and some people are (in my humble opinion) born gay, others find more comfort in it and adapt their thinking to believe they are, and some are just confused and dont look at a person based on their sex, but on their attractiveness. (Yes - i am a Psychologist btw!)

Shocked - understood the point you were trying to make, always try to do it when the temper has calmed a bit! LOL. I usually post replies in the heat of the moment and tend to end up typing a load of crap! You make a point tho - guys have a stereotypical view of lesbianism, and its based on porn sites and magazines, not reality. Forgive us for our naive views!

Posted by: carlos at July 15, 2004 07:04 PM
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