Wednesday, September 8, 2010

A Genesis of the Meaning of Gay

To better follow the theme here presented I'd suggest you read the comments posted to yesterdays notice on "Editing and Censorship".  I hope this may pique and stimulate some further sharing of insights and ideas.
~~~  justin

Blogger Gary Kelly said...
Coop's comment is interesting. But if too many people have warped ideas about what being gay means because of gay pornography, why don't people have warped ideas about what being straight means because of straight pornography?  Just wondering. :-) As to the word 'gay', way back in the 1600s, it had connotations of immorality. So there ya go... Do a Wikipedia search of the origin of the word 'gay'. It's interesting.  I should stop using the word interesting. Maybe I have a problem with finding too many things interesting. Hehe.
September 8, 2010 2:39 AM

Blogger JustinO'Shea said...
Hmmm. . . .since when is the seeking of wisdom a problem? I'd think intellectual laziness and somnolescence is more of a problem. .but then the latter persons find any seeking a problem. Nonne? So. . .even in the 1600s 'gay' was considered immoral. . . hmmmm. . . justino
September 8, 2010 6:41 AM

Blogger JustinO'Shea said...
WoWzzer! ;-) Who'd-a-thunk?! lol I followed Gary's suggestion, do a Wikipedia search. . .I did it! Lots of "interesting" and even "amazing" info there. Thanks Gary. You have contributed a section to my gay studies section of Intro Psych. Daaaaaduuuh! Behold, the Gary Kelly Wikipedia Search of the Etymology of the Word and Concept GAY in Society since the early 1600s.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Here it is. Do a search. Broaden your concepts. So "interesting" as to be almost "so gay". justin o'shea
.September 8, 2010 7:13 AM


Coop said...

Gary, after I wrote that comment I got to thinking about something like that --- how come nobody makes those inferences from straight porn?

I wasn't clear earlier. Gay men have a reputation for being promiscious and focusing on Sex. That they just pick each other up and Do each other. Tyra's clip is damaging cause that reputation already exists.
The clip confirms what people already THINK they know.

Coop said...

I once thought that being Gay wasn't all that great. I couldn't identify with the TV stereotypes. I didn't like the idea of random sex in dirty places. Still don't as a matter of fact.

And the porn didn't do anything to help me. Ick!
Now a days, God help me, I think porn is kind of funny.
Those Russian boys in sailor hats aren't real mariners, ya know.

JustinO'Shea said...

Coop thinks "Those Russian boys in sailor hats aren't real mariners, ya know."

OH. . . .. .they aren't?. . .Geez. . . .You sure? hmmm. . . .I'll be. . .


JustinO'Shea said...

Dear COOP. . . .I am in a semi-tired and teasing mood this morning. . maybe it is a bit of "flirting" also?
Donno. . .
Please know there is no malice. ;-)

Stew said...

Although gay people have the stereotype of being all about sex, I contend that our straight friends have a lot more. And they don't have to worry about getting beat up for saying hello to someone of the opposite sex.

And who's the ones having all the PDA's?

JustinO'Shea said...

Stew. . .what are PDAs?