Joined: Jan. 2006
|Quote (cogzoid @ April 25 2006,12:16)|
|I suspect that most homophobia derives from the phobic's own severely repressed fears as well as some kind of baboon-level competitiveness with other males. That is, if I can convince myself that gay men are horrible and convince others that you're gay, then I have a way of establishing some kind of cheap dominance over you. You get to maybe work your way up one more notch toward coveted beta male status.|
This seems quite true, but paradoxical to logic. If anything, straight men should be completely accepting of gay men. Gay men are voluntarily taking themselves out of the competition for women. I'm all for that. Not that I have trouble attracting females, but every little bit helps. Lesbiand on the otherhand, increase my competition. Sure, I find them attractive, too. But, logic says I shouldn't.
What I've always been amused by is the paradox of misogyny so often going hand in hand with homophobia. You'd think they'd be mutually exclusive, but nope. "You kissed a GIRL? That is so GAY!"
I think the reason so many straight men are attracted by lesbiands is because they represent women having sex without other men around -- that way they don't have to 'compete' with males, plus they don't run the risk of seeing other men naked, which is something gay men do.
Hey, I didn't say it made sense...
"Rich is just mad because he thought all titties had fur on them until last week when a shorn transvestite ruined his childhood dreams by jumping out of a spider man cake and man boobing him in the face lips." - Erasmus