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Deãth

Senior Member

11-16-2012

Can someone explain to me why people say a hatred for homosexuals is homophobia. Is it impossible to just have a hate for something?


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Semper Damnatus

Member

11-16-2012

well actually homophobia is a fear of homosexuals, so the way people use it is wrong to begin with.


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Shuga Buns

Senior Member

11-16-2012

As Morgan Freeman has said, nobody is homophobic because they are not scared, they are just *******s. I don't believe that anyone is homophobic.


EDIT: My bad. He never said that, but it was attributed to him.


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Jesus the Friend

Member

11-16-2012

Quote:
SemperFedeles:
well actually homophobia is a fear of homosexuals, so the way people use it is wrong to begin with.


This.

Homo = Same.
Phobia = Fear.

Together they are... WYLD STALLYNS!


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Kohana Sushi

Senior Member

11-16-2012

This question makes me throw up a little.


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Deãth

Senior Member

11-16-2012

Quote:
Fruity Flowers:
This question makes me throw up a little.


Why's that?


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Jaykoboy

Senior Member

11-16-2012

He's asking a simple question; why do we give a term to something like this? It may be really, really mean, but he's wondering why we don't call hatred of anything _____phobia.

The simple answer was stated above. Homophobia is the actual fear of homosexuals. It is not the hatred of them; you could be completely homosexual-tolerant but not be able to stand within ten feet of them. It doesn't sound logical, but think of it this way...

I like spiders. I think they're cool. I think they're useful. But I'm scared to death of them. I don't hate spiders, but I still have arachnophobia. The same works for homophobia.


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Deãth

Senior Member

11-16-2012

Quote:
Jaykoboy:
He's asking a simple question; why do we give a term to something like this? It may be really, really mean, but he's wondering why we don't call hatred of anything _____phobia.

The simple answer was stated above. Homophobia is the actual fear of homosexuals. It is not the hatred of them; you could be completely homosexual-tolerant but not be able to stand within ten feet of them. It doesn't sound logical, but think of it this way...

I like spiders. I think they're cool. I think they're useful. But I'm scared to death of them. I don't hate spiders, but I still have arachnophobia. The same works for homophobia.


See i completely agree with this, but why does society say that only for homosexuals a dislike is fear? And further more if you can understand that they aren't the same, why can't others?


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Quision

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11-16-2012

I fear spiders and that's why I kill them, regardless of innocence. Does that mean I hate spiders?


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Jaykoboy

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11-16-2012

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Deãth:
See i completely agree with this, but why does society say that only for homosexuals a dislike is fear? And further more if you can understand that they aren't the same, why can't others?


Because it has been scientifically proven that human beings are morons.


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