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Yufle t1_jdc68ws wrote

This is so fucking insane and yet so normal. Cultures and societies are not static. They evolve and there are always people who are fearful of change. These guys are no different than those who were screaming at 6-year old Ruby Bridges, the first African American child to desegregate an elementary school in the south and paving the way for Civil Rights action in the American South.

Every time I despair about these people and their hateful actions, I am reminded of the images of those who were screaming at that little girl and their ugliness. Ruby won and the future Rubys will win. I just hope we didn't have to deal with a version of these hateful lunatics every decade.


SnooBunnies1811 t1_jdctxt7 wrote

Thank you. That thought is definitely a good antidote for despair!!❤❤


ManOnTheMun25 t1_jddf5hr wrote

Its nothing like that and shouldnt be compared.


KovolKenai t1_jddy1qu wrote

They're comparing the hatred of black people and culture to the hatred of gay people and culture. I'd say it's an apt comparison, even if it doesn't line up 100%.


ManOnTheMun25 t1_jde8f6n wrote

This particular book talks about prostate massage among other things.
People that dont want their children seeing that stuff arent crazy or
It has nothing to do with homophobia.
Its not a apt comparison.


TheOracleArt t1_jdm0w9g wrote

This is a book aimed written for and aimed at late teens and is supplementary sex education for gay kids because, funnily enough, the practice of safe gay sex is not taught in schools the way straight sex is. When I was at school (many moons ago) we learnt about straight, penis-in-vagina sex, the anatomy around this and what safe sex precautions to take. There was nothing covering this for gay sex. Now you may say "well, gay sex is a minority, so there's no point covering this." Well, if it's not covered in normal educational classes at school, it should be addressed elsewhere. Gay kids shouldn't be the ones just left to "figure it out" and possibly be taken advantage of or not be properly prepared the way sex education tries to prepare and warn straight kids.

This book was written to address that. So yes, it shows a diagram of the male body and erogenous zones and mentions that the prostate is an erogenous zone....cause it is? Are you equally shocked and appalled that in normal sex education, they note that a penis is also an erogenous zone too? In a book educating about gay sex...they're going to talk about the functions of gay sex. I'm not seeing how it can be anything else but homophobia that you're clutching pearls over the idea that a book might acknowledge that the prostate is a well-known erogenous zone. Would you equally freak out about a sex education book mentioning the clitoris?


KovolKenai t1_jdfaqlf wrote

Oh shit, prostate massage? Those terrorists were totally justified in calling in a bomb threat, in that case. I'm sure there's not any questionable material in any of the straight books, so this is completely fair and has nothing to do with *checks title of post* LGBTQ+ material.


Yufle t1_jdezoex wrote

The comparison is about hate and prejudice. I think human experience of prejudice whether it’s as a result of racism, transphobia, homophobia should be called out. Any group of people seeking justice is a closer ally to other groups seeking justice than the faces of hate and prejudice.

As a black, straight, cisgender woman, I stand in solidarity with all the people fighting for justice and equality.


ManOnTheMun25 t1_jdf2tya wrote

This particular book talks about prostate massage among other things.People that dont want their children seeing that stuff arent crazy or FaSciSt. It has nothing to do with homophobia.
Your being lied to.