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16-03-2016, 09:41 AM (This post was last modified: 16-03-2016 09:50 AM by Agnostic Shane.)
Homophobic or Homo-Cautious
My question is:
What do you understand by the word homophobic?

Is being very cautious when approached by a homosexual person considered homophobic?

Eg. If a known gay person continuously calls you "dear" "sweetie" or "honey" each time they negatively respond to you & you ask them to stop doing that is this being Homophobic. What if he wasn't gay, would you still be justified in asking them to desist?

I think it might be Homophobic but for a good cause. What do you think?
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16-03-2016, 09:43 AM
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(16-03-2016 09:41 AM)Agnostic Shane Wrote:  My question is:
What do you understand by the word homophobic?

Is being very cautious when approached by a homosexual person considered homophobic?

Eg. If a popular gay person continuously calls you "dear" "sweetie" or "honey" each time they negatively respond to you & you ask them to stop doing that is this being Homophobic?

Southern Ladies call other women and also men that all the time. Not fond of it myself, but it's just a cultural thing and ok.

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16-03-2016, 09:46 AM
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(16-03-2016 09:41 AM)Agnostic Shane Wrote:  Is being very cautious when approached by a homosexual person considered homophobic?

No. It's considered being an asshole. Dodgy

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16-03-2016, 09:47 AM
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(16-03-2016 09:43 AM)Dom Wrote:  
(16-03-2016 09:41 AM)Agnostic Shane Wrote:  My question is:
What do you understand by the word homophobic?

Is being very cautious when approached by a homosexual person considered homophobic?

Eg. If a popular gay person continuously calls you "dear" "sweetie" or "honey" each time they negatively respond to you & you ask them to stop doing that is this being Homophobic?

Southern Ladies call other women and also men that all the time. Not fond of it myself, but it's just a cultural thing and ok.
Yes my wife calls all her female friends honey and darling when chatting on the phone as well, but when it's a guy doing it to another guy it seems very awkward, even more so if he is gay.
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16-03-2016, 09:50 AM
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(16-03-2016 09:46 AM)Can_of_Beans Wrote:  
(16-03-2016 09:41 AM)Agnostic Shane Wrote:  Is being very cautious when approached by a homosexual person considered homophobic?

No. It's considered being an asshole. Dodgy
Sounds interesting. I'm not a very good judge of character, would you like to elaborate on why you think it's considered being an asshole? I take it by asshole you mean publicly inconsiderate and somewhat demeaning? Am I right?
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16-03-2016, 09:51 AM
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(16-03-2016 09:41 AM)Agnostic Shane Wrote:  My question is:
What do you understand by the word homophobic?

Is being very cautious when approached by a homosexual person considered homophobic?

Eg. If a popular gay person continuously calls you "dear" "sweetie" or "honey" each time they negatively respond to you & you ask them to stop doing that is this being Homophobic?

My feeling is that it is isn't about the actual words that are used. It's all about intent.

If, when you ask them to stop referring to you as "dear" "sweetie" or "honey", you intend it to be homophobic, then, it's a homophobic remark. If it wasn't meant in a homophobic way, then it wasn't.

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16-03-2016, 09:53 AM
RE: Homophobic or Homo-Cautious
(16-03-2016 09:51 AM)god has no twitter account Wrote:  
(16-03-2016 09:41 AM)Agnostic Shane Wrote:  My question is:
What do you understand by the word homophobic?

Is being very cautious when approached by a homosexual person considered homophobic?

Eg. If a popular gay person continuously calls you "dear" "sweetie" or "honey" each time they negatively respond to you & you ask them to stop doing that is this being Homophobic?

My feeling is that it is isn't about the actual words that are used. It's all about intent.

If, when you ask them to stop referring to you as "dear" "sweetie" or "honey", you intend it to be homophobic, then, it's a homophobic remark. If it wasn't meant in a homophobic way, then it wasn't.
I understand what you are saying, but I don't understand what you think homophobic means nor if it is a negative word. Could you elaborate?
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16-03-2016, 09:55 AM
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16-03-2016, 09:57 AM
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(16-03-2016 09:53 AM)Agnostic Shane Wrote:  
(16-03-2016 09:51 AM)god has no twitter account Wrote:  My feeling is that it is isn't about the actual words that are used. It's all about intent.

If, when you ask them to stop referring to you as "dear" "sweetie" or "honey", you intend it to be homophobic, then, it's a homophobic remark. If it wasn't meant in a homophobic way, then it wasn't.
I understand what you are saying, but I don't understand what you think homophobic means nor if it is a negative word. Could you elaborate?

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16-03-2016, 10:02 AM
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(16-03-2016 09:55 AM)Mathilda Wrote:  [Image: homophobia.jpg]
Is this the only reason someone can be classified as Homphobic or do you think there are more reasons as well?
I don't call women or men "dear", "sweetie" or "honey" but i am against being called the same by a gay man. Does this mean I am not Homphobic?
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