Jen'ari Posted June 8, 2019 Share Posted June 8, 2019 1 hour ago, HelenaExMachina said: I saw this too, utterly disgusting. Its so entitled and possessive to think that anyone of any gender or sexuality is there to satisfy your fancies. That aspect is bad enough, but then it was also a deliberate targetting based on sexual orientation. Its just all so reprehensible. I was also sickened by some of the general public where i live too. I was in the pub last night and the story came up on the 10 o clock news. I was just sitting quiet with a friend so we could hear the talk at the bar. I heard the words “its sick.” And thought yes, indeed it is. Only to realise the talk at the bar was around the two ladies being gay. No comments on the attack, purely focused on how “sick” their relationship was. i wish i could say i’d been brave and challenged that but i wasn’t, i just drank up and left quickly. Times like this are reminders that society has come a long way but there is a long way left to go I think I’ve been very fortunate in that regard because I’ve only experienced a small amount of prejudice and homophobia, although I mostly get considered straight by strangers and I don’t bring up my sexuality unless there’s a reason to. Overall though I think society has come a long way but it’s not good that people still have views like the people in the pub you were in last night. I’ve also noticed, from personal experience that men seem to be more intolerant of someone of either gender being gay (especially of gay men) than women, when I told my friends when I was a teenager their responses were all overwhelmingly positive and along the lines of we have to find you a nice gf!, but one of my friends-a gay guy, came out at a similar age and had a nasty reception from some of his friends and felt miserable for ages. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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