Friday, June 24, 2011 5:54:19 PM
Celebrate deviance. What a joke.
Everyone deviates from the norm in some ways, usually a multitude of ways. I work late shifts and so I'm usually awake most of the night - that`s deviant. I enjoy reading a great deal - that`s deviant. I prefer being single - that`s deviant. I`m beautiful enough to make Adonis jealous - that`s deviant.
I may have been lying about the last example :)
I`m sure you are deviant in many ways too.
The key point is not whether something is deviant but whether it is harmful. Since homosexuality isn`t harmful, there`s no rational reason to care about it. It`s not like it`s compulsory on Tuesdays or something.
Friday, June 24, 2011 5:45:51 PM
Now here (amongst the random insults and baseless accusations of prejudice because I *don't* regard one sexual orientation as superior to another), is where people use the "it`s different when we do it" line again, or maybe the PC alternative of "it`s different when a politically trendy group with enough power does it".
It`s not different. It`s just treated differently. Pride stems from perceived superiority - people are proud of achieving something they consider superior to not achieving it or they`re proud of being in a group they consider superior to other groups. Must be one or the other and they`re both fundamentally the same - a perception of superiority.