Saturday, May 31, 2014
A Few Words About Homophobia
Dude, chill out!
Mr. Sploosh has no clue how much he reveals about himself in this excited little tweet. People who are confident about their own sexuality do not scream about it in public (or share explicit details of their marital hijinks in their blogs). Most of the straight guys I'm friends with are downright circumspect about their own sex lives, and appear to be fairly indifferent to the sex lives of others (I concede they may just be putting a lid on it when I'm around).*
As followers of the "manosphere" are well aware, misogyny goes hand in hand with bigotry of every stripe, including homophobia. The New Misogynists loathe any behavior that violates traditional (heteronormative) gender roles. Their reaction goes well beyond "disapproval" or mild distaste. Gender variance in any form seems to incite their hatred. Furthermore, they return to this subject again and again, the leit-motif that runs throughout the 'sphere. Why are they obsessed with tez gayz?
There have been several studies that suggest that men who are "homophobic" are more likely to be sexually aroused by gay porn. I'm not surprised. All my life, whenever I have run across a man who was vociferously homophobic or transphobic, I always suspected he was compensating for a sense of inadequacy, or telegraphing ambivalence regarding his own sexual orientation. And it's always been a huge turn off, on a visceral level, because those men usually revealed themselves to be complete ass-holes with women as well.
*Although I wish I had a nickel for every woman I know married to a cross-dresser who feels compelled to assure me, "I'm not a lesbian!"