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Author Topic: Homophobia is deep-rooted, rife – and ultimately doomed  (Read 665 times)

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Offline drewm

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Homophobia is deep-rooted, rife – and ultimately doomed
« on: June 01, 2014, 06:40:27 PM »
Who knew cleaning wipes had so many diverse uses? Removing spilt pasta sauce from dining tabletops; exterminating bacteria in kitchens; wiping away the gay. According to research released last week, straight people show the need to "physically cleanse" at the very thought of contact with gay men. "Yuck", was my initial reaction – sadly, a response reciprocated among many of the study's participants – but they do provide a fascinating insight into what makes homophobia tick.

Let me explain what the researchers at Goldsmiths University found. In the first study, British students who were asked to imagine borrowing a phone from a gay man came up with significantly more words about cleansing in a word-completion task. In another study, Portuguese students were offered either a yellow pencil or yellow disinfecting wipe after the experiment; those who imagined borrowing a phone from a gay man were more likely to choose the wipe. And, finally, Polish students – again asked to imagine borrowing a phone from a gay man – expressed a preference for cleaning products. Seems pretty definitive: on a subconscious level, gay men are seen as a contaminant, something to be washed away. "Ugh, I've got gay on me!", if you will.

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jun/01/homophobia-deep-rooted-rife-ultimately-doomed
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Offline zach

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Re: Homophobia is deep-rooted, rife – and ultimately doomed
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2014, 07:12:11 PM »
if it ain't one thing, its another. i think humans are hardwired, fear the different.
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out across the hills, forevermore

Offline Jeff G

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Re: Homophobia is deep-rooted, rife – and ultimately doomed
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2014, 07:54:35 PM »
I heard that once the gays take over you will have to prove you do anal just to vote or get a drivers licenses or passport .

Offline mecch

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Re: Homophobia is deep-rooted, rife – and ultimately doomed
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2014, 09:34:40 PM »
Why would anyone want a yellow pencil.
Maybe I might want a wipe, after taking someones phone. Though I am not very phobic about germs.  But why a "yellow wipe".   What is this emphasis on yellow?
If the wipe were pink, would the people still want it, or would that spread the gay?
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Offline phoenix

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Re: Homophobia is deep-rooted, rife – and ultimately doomed
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2014, 07:06:54 PM »
Take away the word Ugh and the rest of the quote sounds good to me. 
A positive attitude may not solve all your problems but it will annoy enough people to make it worthwhile.                              The point of the journey is not to arrive.

Offline Theyer

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Re: Homophobia is deep-rooted, rife – and ultimately doomed
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2014, 08:16:50 AM »
If anybody is going to have a fear off me them I am Glad its deep rooted, not a fly by night fear , but a good ingrained primitive fear,  thats the fear I want people to have off me a PRIMiTIVE one.

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