Ntikrst wrote:Nobody has the "right" to be exempt from derision from our peers. That's why a lot of straight men don't respect women and minorities, they expect affirmative action. When there aren't any others around, straight guys tear into each other all the time. The strong pick on the weak, smart pick on the dumb, hip pick on the square.
Speaking as a straight man, I just want to say that I find pretty much everything that you said to be offensive. Anyways, the reason why "a lot" of straight men don't respect women is because going back as far as recorded history will allow women have been treated as inferior. That isn't an opinion that is an absolute fact. It certainly isn't because they are weaker or any nonsense such as that. It's because idiot fathers raise their children to believe the same idiotic concepts that they were raised to believe.
The same can be said of race and now sexual orientation. The only reason people are intolerant of somebody who is different than them is because somebody at some point in time decided that they were different and because they just happened to be in a higher position of power at the time, they decided that it was ok to persecute them for it.
We bully each other all the time, even our own best friends.
I don't know how you act around your friends but I actually like
my friends and they seem to like me. We don't spend our free time bullying each other. I don't know, it just doesn't seem to fit into our definition of having fun.
I live in Canada, we don't deny people civil rights. But it isn't a civil right to be able to brainwash people into tolerating your lifestyle.
Nobody is trying to brainwash anybody into tolerating their lifestyle. People are simply trying to prevent the United States government from taking away more and more rights away from a large group of it's citizens simply because another large group of people don't understand or like them. It didn't work out well for this country when we did it in the past, I don't know why some people think it will work out well now.
Then why on Earth should homosexuals get "equal" representation? That's distorted significance to establish an illusion of normalcy for deviant sexual behavior. It's your life, you only get one so do what ever you need to to be happy. Why do you need to live in a world where everyone is brainwashed into supporting your lifestyle? What do you care what people think? Why would you give bullies the satisfaction that their words can hurt you?
So because some
people consider homosexuality to be a "deviant sexual behavior" they should just be ignored by the media and just deal with the abuse they receive from hate filled bigots? Wow, so by that logic if CNN suddenly decided that they didn't like Jewish people because they considered them heathens, they should just be allowed to stop reporting any and all news related to them? Or, would it be ok for Warner Brothers to stop hiring women because they suddenly decided that they were the inferior sex and couldn't work as well as a man?
Homophobia used to be an irrational fear of homosexuality, now anyone who is not pro gay all the way is a homophobe. Talk about dehumanizing a large group of people. I don't deny gay people the rights that I enjoy, but I still find their lifestyle repulsive. I guess it's only a matter of time before my "thoughcrime" becomes a "hate crime" and I'll be persecuted soon enough.
So it's ok for people to persecute gay people because people bully each other time and the strong pick on the weak, smart pick on the dumb, hip pick on the square. However, it wouldn't be fair to turn that around on the people doing the persecuting. Poor racists, sexists, and bigots. They can't handle being treated in the same way that they treat others. It would hurt their poor feelings.