Gives you a new perspective on the history of womanhood, does it not?
Oh hell yeah. Gave me new perspective on clothes too as one guy visiting whilst I was a student (introduced to us as gas 40 year old Asian, pc right) gave the best damn advice on clothes. Like a hetro woman he was thinking of what us attractive on a man but unlike the usual female perspective didn't pick out "cute" stuff or things to make you seem more childlike and in need of love but strong choices, masculine choices.
If I could have a closet advisor, it'd be him every time.
(typical NT response, I've found a utility for him so it's all good.. Nothing more complex than that.)
My paradigm changes. Suddenly I'm not talking to 'just one of the lads' as I knew it but someone who saw me as a potential sexual partner. Now I'm not saying there was anything inherently wrong with it but I was entirely unprepared.
I have spent most of my post-secondary education and all of my career in professions where men have been a large majority. This means most people I have dealt with on a daily basis have been a "potential sexual partner". Honestly it has never been a problem. In fact, as the cartoon goes, the odds were very good.
Originally Posted by prplchknz
i don't think they are molesters, i actually feel safer in general around gay men and lesbians than straight people, which might make me sexist in a sense, but i do i can't explain it. maybe because i'm not worried about being hit on, with the friends i've had that have been lesbians never tried to hit on me, though one said i'd make a good after asking what my sexuality is, but that doesn't count. and gay men they like other men and i am not a dude so it works.
I don't know about safer, but the gay people I have known have been some of the kindest, most compassionate and understanding people. I have always wondered whether this was because they understood so well how it is to be treated in the opposite manner.
Hope is the denial of reality. It is the carrot dangled before the draft horse to keep him plodding along in a vain attempt to reach it. We should remove the carrot and walk forward with our eyes open. -- Raistlin Majere
There's a lot of the pro-homosexual camp which I can see are motivated by a dislike of religion, a dislike of conservatism, a dislike of convention and what they perceive as mundane even, and those dislikes and the power they exercise on those peoples thinking actually prevent them seeing the issue for what it is.
There's a lot of the anti-homosexual camp which I can see are motivated by a love of religion, a love of conservatism, a love of convention and what they perceive as scary even, and those loves and the power they exercise on those peoples thinking actually prevent them seeing the issue for what it is.
Funny how our perceptions are so much like mirror images, no?
Originally Posted by Lark
I really cant help but think if there could be less emoting about this, if things like religion could be set to one side and it considered wholly rationally and reasonably, that it be considered with full possession of the facts and consideration from all angles the conclusions people would reach would be a lot different that what's usually spewed out.
It's amazing how often I find myself agreeing with you!
(No sarcasm intended.)
PS: I'm still curious about what you think and how you feel about Bizarro Lark's opinions on Catholic partnership.