Friday, January 13, 2012

"That's so gay !"

In a comment, question about using word "gay" in derogatory manner was brought up.  Perhaps this is a USA phenomenon or problem. . . for info. . .please check these out. . .or google "that's so gay". . .I did. These are a few of the sites. . ..a few. . . .JUSTIN

  1. That's So Gay - Wanda Sykes - YouTube

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWS0GVOQPs0Oct 8, 2008 - 31 sec - Uploaded by sk8phitau
    GLSEN and Ad Council's new ad campaign from thinkb4youspeak.com. Featuring Wanda Sykes in a pizza ...
  2. Think before you speak. Don't say "That's So Gay."

    www.thinkb4youspeak.com/
    Ad Council and GLESN response to "That's So Gay" as derogatory language. Offers alternatives, send ecards, and watch videos.
  3. 'That's so gay' prompts student lawsuit - US news - Life - msnbc.com

    www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17388702/.../thats-so-gay-prompts-lawsuit/
    Feb 28, 2007 – When classmates razzed Rebekah Rice about her Mormon upbringing with questions such as, "Do you have 10 moms?" she shot back: "That's ...
  4. Steven Petrow: "That's So Gay" Is Not So Funny

    www.huffingtonpost.com/.../thats-so-gay-is-not-so-fu_b_165109.ht...
    Feb 9, 2009 – Last week I was cruising through a Facebook friend's wall postings and came across a friend of his wearing the tackiest of holiday sweaters: a ...
  5. When Words Can Kill: 'That's So Gay' - ABC News

    abcnews.go.com › HealthABC News Mind, Mood Coverage
    Apr 14, 2009 – A Massachusetts boy who would have turned 12 on the annual Day of Silence to bring attention to anti-gay harassment, hung himself last week ...

8 comments:

Jim said...

Yes it is as if only being 'partially gay' is acceptable.....just enough so that others WON'T notice! Imagine! Where does one 'draw the line'? And who defines the line? Gays are as guilty of this as anyone else.
As you can see Justin, this one really bugs me....always has.

JustinO'Shea said...

"Ditto". . . JIM. . . justin

Stew said...

I usually respond with " No, that is soooo straight, it's not kewl enough to be gay"
Then they'll say" you know what I mean" which of course I say "no" to.

Gary Kelly said...

Years ago, words to describe homosexuality included fag, faggot, queer, poof, poofter, shirt lifter etc, and they were meant as insults. So along came the word gay to give homosexuality a new acceptability. It was cool to be gay. But now the word gay is losing it's respectability... or so it seems. Perhaps homophobes are determined never to allow homosexuality, whatever the label, to be accepted by mainstream society.

Meanwhile, homophobe in my book has far worse connotations than words like faggot or poofter or gay ever could. Homophobia is a very nasty condition indeed.

How about we counter oh so gay with oh so phobic? Fight fire with fire, I reckon.

JustinO'Shea said...

GARY. . .you sound like you are indeed getting better. . .back to "normal". . .GREAT! justino

Gary Kelly said...

Almost, JustinO... just this damn swollen tongue that takes weeks to go down... meanwhile I'm on soft foods like yoghurt, soup, fruit juice, health drinks, etc. Bleh.

JustinO'Shea said...

B l e h. . .?

Hmmmm seems to me better than nothing! C'mon, Dude, you can and will do it!. . .or else. . .lol

jimm said...

Justin, I think Gary needs a... ba...na...na...!!!

Post topic: I imagine to a youngster these words are much more hurtful. Some kid searching for his/her identity, or looking for some small hint of acceptance, could be crushed upon hearing those words.