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When straight fools say "That's so gay".

Unread postby jimbo_xix » 6 August 2019, 02:03

I have real problems with the use of "gay" or "ghey" as a slur word for lame or stupid. Honey, I ain't lame and I ain't stupid.

If white fools were using "black" as a pejorative, society would not be tolerant of it at all. And the NAACP would be protesting its use in the media. Why are we LGBT fools so passive and accepting of this bullshit?

This is just another indication that despite a few reforms we gays and lesbians are nowhere near on a equal footing with the breeders in this heterosexist society.
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Re: When straight fools say "That's so gay".

Unread postby Derek » 6 August 2019, 02:17

In 2006, when I was in middle school, I would have agreed that this is a big issue.
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Re: When straight fools say "That's so gay".

Unread postby jimbo_xix » 6 August 2019, 02:21

Derek wrote:In 2006, when I was in middle school, I would have agreed that this is a big issue.


I was reminded of it because a straight male online used it on another forum. I reprimanded him for it and he went ballistic. If it was just beginning 10 or 20 years ago, it's entered mainstream language among adults now. It's offensive.
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Re: When straight fools say "That's so gay".

Unread postby Derek » 6 August 2019, 02:29

It was dying out ten years ago. I'd assume anyone using it as an insult today is a boomer whose brain has been fried by conservative twitter.
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Unread postby Eryx » 6 August 2019, 03:25

It doesn't happen in Brazil/Portuguese, so the discussion is almost irrelevant to me. If that's such an issue, just confront people, I guess? It's so silly. Almost... gay. :toogay:
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Re: When straight fools say "That's so gay".

Unread postby jimbo_xix » 6 August 2019, 03:47

Eryx wrote:It doesn't happen in Brazil/Portuguese, so the discussion is almost irrelevant to me. If that's such an issue, just confront people, I guess? It's so silly. Almost... gay. :toogay:


Do you think it would be silly if the majority used the word "black" or "latino" to mean "stupid"? Or would you be crying racism? This is what I mean about the passivity of the gay community.
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Re: When straight fools say "That's so gay".

Unread postby Sullivan » 6 August 2019, 10:53

Derek wrote:It was dying out ten years ago. I'd assume anyone using it as an insult today is a boomer whose brain has been fried by conservative twitter.


To be fair, that's a larger segment of the population than would be ideal.

But I like how this thread reminds me of the beforetime.

Next I want to speculate about Lance Bass's sexuality.
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Unread postby Brenden » 6 August 2019, 11:39

jimbo_xix wrote:Do you think it would be silly if the majority used the word "black" or "latino" to mean "stupid"? Or would you be crying racism? This is what I mean about the passivity of the gay community.

The majority of people don’t use gay pejoratively (anymore, if ever).
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Unread postby Marmaduke » 6 August 2019, 11:47

You know what really grinds my gears? When prospectors and their ilk use the word ”tarnation” within earshot of women of improper age. And talking of women of improper age, what’s with all this ankle on display lately? Jezebels.
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Unread postby Iamjava » 6 August 2019, 15:06

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Re: When straight fools say "That's so gay".

Unread postby mxguy01 » 6 August 2019, 15:56

Think of all the women I offend every time I see a gay guy drinking one of those apple cider beers (or similar) and ask "how's the bitch beer"?
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Re: When straight fools say "That's so gay".

Unread postby erti » 6 August 2019, 16:00

Eh, I've stopped caring when people say "that's so gay" back in high school. Only reason I hated it was because it came from the same people who said gays should be hung in a tree and set on fire.
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Re: When straight fools say "That's so gay".

Unread postby poolerboy0077 » 6 August 2019, 17:43

I agree. It’s pretty retarded.
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Re: When straight fools say "That's so gay".

Unread postby Iamjava » 6 August 2019, 17:45

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Re: When straight fools say "That's so gay".

Unread postby Yeauxleaux » 6 August 2019, 22:41

Idk I think it just sounds funny as a word for "bad" and I have used it. "Gay" has had many meanings throughout history.

I'm also rather fond of the term "with gay abandon" haha

But if it comes out of the same mouth that has spewed vitriolic anti-gay sentiment and words like "faggot" then yeah I guess, question that.
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Re: When straight fools say "That's so gay".

Unread postby VirginBottom » 8 August 2019, 20:15

Personally I really don't care... I mean it just doesn't get to me. Before I knew I was, it was something I would say, and know I know it's still something I'd say. To me longs as there is no actual bad intent I don't care (as there is a difference between saying something like that and being homophobic).

But also I don't really care... In my mind people can dislike gays and I don't care. It's only if people actually do something hate related, then to me it would become an issue.

But yea I can see why it would annoy people.
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Re: When straight fools say "That's so gay".

Unread postby mxguy01 » 8 August 2019, 22:19

I look at it as it's typically someone just making an joke about something. To me that is actually acceptance so like when it happens.
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Re: When straight fools say "That's so gay".

Unread postby poolerboy0077 » 9 August 2019, 01:17

mxguy01 wrote:I look at it as it's typically someone just making an joke about something. To me that is actually acceptance so like when it happens.


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Re: When straight fools say "That's so gay".

Unread postby NvM » 9 August 2019, 04:51

I haven't heard that in a while
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Re: When straight fools say "That's so gay".

Unread postby Eryx » 13 August 2019, 03:14

jimbo_xix wrote:Do you think it would be silly if the majority used the word "black" or "latino" to mean "stupid"? Or would you be crying racism? This is what I mean about the passivity of the gay community.
We've got "nigger" and "wetback," so it's not like it doesn't exist. Yeah, it's lame. But I've got more important stuff to be mad about.
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