Bruce Jenner AKA Caitlyn Jenner, why do we need to know about this?

Discussion in 'Free Thoughts' started by cosmictraveler, Jun 9, 2015.

  1. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

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    "Straight" also means "candid." Until quite recently, most gay people were careful to not be candid about their sexuality.

    It also means "honorable." In the recent past (although not the distant past, such as ancient Greece), homosexuality was considered dishonorable.

    It also means "reliable." I remember the few gay kids in my high school (in the late 1950s) never attending the school dances. This might have been interpreted as unreliability, especially by the people who didn't know.
     
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  3. GeoffP Caput gerat lupinum Valued Senior Member

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    That does bolster my point. I doubt the vocabulary of the common bigot is wide enough to grasp those insulting implications of language, though.
     
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  5. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    In the circles of people I hang out with, "straight" is not a compliment. "Hey, think Janet would want to do X?" "Probably not; she's pretty straight."

    (X = go swimming nude in McGregor Lake, moon the airplane, go to Tijuana or Vegas for the day, go out to the street market where they sell deep-fried grasshoppers etc.)
     
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  7. GeoffP Caput gerat lupinum Valued Senior Member

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    Why, you crooked bastard.
     
  8. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

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    Mod Hat ― Don't ask

    I'll take a moment to post an inline Action Note.

    Two posts struck. One as off topic, the other just to scrub the material.

    To the one ... if that was the best way you could figure, you might take a moment to poke around the site features. Still, though, don't; I'm pretty sure nobody really gives a damn.

    To the other ... you know, I don't have an effin' clue. How interesting.
     

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