I’m a homophobe! YAY!

Something really needs to be said about this whole gay trend.

If you’re gay, you’re a person. Lesbian? Still a person. Bisexual, Transgendered, Transvestite, or Straight. All people. Samey-samey.

So, tell me, why do we need to find undertones in classic literature that points to a character’s or author’s homosexuality? And, look, I’m not talking about Oscar Wilde, okay? That right there is pretty obvious. I’m talking Rip van Winkle. Or Batman (Batman is totally a classic, don’t judge). Screw homosexuality, what about sexuality? Last quarter, a young character in a book we were reading fell out of a tree and got mud on her underwear. My professor informed us that her muddy bottom symbolized her sexuality. I’m sorry, I thought that a ten-year-old getting dirty meant that….she was acting like a ten-year-old and making more laundry for her mother…because that’s what they do.

Today, I maintained that Robin (the first, aka Dick Grayson, aka Nightwing), Batman’s sidekick was not meant to be homosexual. That the relationships between Batman and all five Robins was one of parental….sometimes affection. Often annoyance. The tight clothing? All superheroes wear that. Because baggy shirts and pants might get caught on something. Like the villain. Not very productive when fighting crime. Also, not a sign of wanting to have sex with someone who has the same type of junk.

A gay superhero might be….oh, right. Silhouette. The lesbian from Watchmen. She was gay. How do I know this? Because the author said so. In the book. And she shared a bed with another woman in the film version. Her costume had nothing to do with it. Notice how speculation is totally unnecessary here, therefore quelling the debate before it begins.

Back to the main point–because I was so determined to prove my point of there being no homosexual relationship between Batman and Robin, it was insinuated by another member of the debate that I am a sadly closed-minded homophobe and bigot.

That ridiculous character judgment aside…have we really reached a point where there are only extremes? Is there a ‘with us or against us’ mindset in terms of sexuality? I don’t agree, therefore I hate or fear gay people? I think Women’s Studies is a stupid department to have in a university; do I hate women? I don’t think there should be a label like “hate crime”, because if you’re going out of your way to hurt someone, you probably hate them, regardless of what race, sex, gender, orientation, etc. So, that means I hate everyone, right?

At least I hate everyone equally.

4 Responses to “I’m a homophobe! YAY!”

  1. Renee Says:

    You’re my hero for posting this. I wish I had a more intellectual response, but that is all.

  2. D. Says:

    I think you have it pretty well covered. Well said!!!!!

  3. M. Says:

    Very well said. Anyone that knows you knows you are anything but a homophobe!

  4. TheOmniAdam Says:

    I HAVE always told you that homophobic attitude would get you in trouble one day…

    What the Eff? Seriously? I’m sorry you have to put up with that nonsense, and that people can’t appreciate that Batman and Robin get off on crime fighting, and NOT each other. I also like how NOT assuming someone is homosexual is homophobic- go team!

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