Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by 94RedSiGal, Jun 2, 2004.
wasnt it the greeks who fucked each other in the ass before battle as a sign of power and good luck?
Glad im of roman/etruscan ancestry.....The worst we did was feed a few Christians to the lions and massacred people for sport
Next comes the "Fudge Packer", the newest ride coming @ Hershy Park, PA.... :ghey:
we'll, once my white sheets, hood and combat boots are ready to be picked up at the local dry cleaners, I know where I'm spending my vacation this summer
Hey. Philly is fucking great. Yes. There is an abundance of gay people here. Everywhere. When I first moved to the area, I was in awe (okay more like shock, and trying to figure out what neighborhoods to NOT venture into..). Yes. There are that many.
*And the worst part is that they all love to put those damn rainbow stickers on their cars to announce to the world who they like to fuck. Yesterday I saw a beautiful black TT with those fucking stickers on the back. I'm sittin here like what the fuck, do you want me puttin I LOVE DICK and ONLY DICK, PLEASE stickers everywhere (let alone on my car!!) so you know what I like?? I just don't understand the need to announce your sexual habits to everyone, and furthermore, WHY in the FUCK would you deface a beautiful car like that??
But at least a gay neighborhood is safer to walk around in than a ghetto one. Plus the restaurants will have great food!
A gay neighborhood is only safe if you don't drop anything, if you do, don't pick it up. What is so funny, is if a gay person puts a rainbow on their car it is self expression, but if I put a sticker on my car saying "I hate niggers" I will get outcast, because it is the same self expression. I have nothing against blacks or gays, but it seems to me that any minority have double standards.
Uhhhh no. There is quite a difference between racism (which is legally considered a hate crime and therefore possibly jail time if acted upon) and homosexuality (which, to my knowledge, you cannot be thrown in jail for). They're not the same at all.
Hate crimes deal with sexual orientation as well. I can put a "I hate fags" sticker and no crime has been commited. Some states have laws banning sodomization, I am sure a few gay couples live in that state, wouldn't that be illegal?
What a homophobe! I know a few gay men and trust me, they aren't into molesting straight guys. They aren't that desperate... they have plenty of choices for company within their ranks.
There's a big difference with announcing your sexual persuasion or interests (like a HondaSwap decal) with a sticker on your car versus telling the world that you hate some undeserving group.
And in terms of double standards within any minority, it's all in the true intent and attitude. There is just funning around and then there is outright frothing at the mouth hate. It's a big difference.
I said if it was acted upon. You totally missed my point, which was that displaying a "hey look at me i'm gay" sticker is NOT the same as a "I hate *insertethnicgrouphere*". One is considered hateful and just downright not nice, so of course you're going to be "outcasted" and looked down upon. You're not hurting anyone by putting a "HEYI'MGAY!!" sticker on your car. My point was that it's merely annoying. My point was that racism/segregation is illegal (Equal Opportunity Employers Act, etc etc), and that being a homosexual is not.
As far as your question goes, that's pretty interesting, seriously. I've gotta admit that I haven't taken too much time to think about gays and the laws they may be violating
Umm... I was joking around when I said that. It would be like me saying that the next time I go through a bad neighborhood, don't bring any flour or powdered doughnuts, because the crack heads will jump you thinking it is crack.
By the double standard I meant, a gay person or minority don't want to be treated any different than another person, yet they complain they don't have enough rights. Or the police harass them more than the next person. To some extent that may be true, however, your attitude/attire comes into play when being approached by a police officer. Or maybe you didn't get hired for a job, not because you are gay, but because there was someone better qualified for the job. I am not just excluding minorities, I am hispanic myself, and I can't stand some of the people in my community. I have been pulled over multiple times, and I have never been harassed, but I bet that if I had shaved my head, only button the top button on my shirt, with a wife beater underneath, wear my pants up to my chest, a bandana on my forehead, a police officer would be much more suspicious with good reason.
I'm in 100% agreement. And yeah, most gay men don't try to pick people up, but I've been accosted and followed around by same queers in my life - In fact, South Street in Philly was the last place that happened.
South Street is a blend of cultural and ethnic blocks that are an incredible site to walk down. Gays are just, as usual, the ones that want all the attention. You don't see the Haitians going nuts about how "Haitian" Philadelphia is because of them.
A little word on the Gay agenda. And for once, I'm NOT in the mood to type 3 pages of it, so instead I'll credit this work with The Misanthropic Bitch. (www.misanthropic-bitch.com)
Well... minorities being discriminating against or receiving preferential treatment... the balance is perpetually swinging back and forth. I know that I got my job at Merlin Metalworks because I was cool and a girl. They wanted a more balanced work environment. So many people have the same qualifications on paper, finally it comes down to who would be nicer to work with. *shrug*
About rainbow stickers and flaming queens, well I would much rather know that someone is gay, than to make a mistake about it. So many gays hide their gayness during childhood from their family and friends that it is only natural for them to want to be exuberant about it when they finally feel comfortable enough to tell rest of the world.
How you present yourself to the rest of the world does have an effect on their first impressions of you. One of my pet peeves is non-black kids acting all tough and ghetto-like, I sure hope that they know how to act like civilized people at work, because they look like idiots to me. And as they age, they will look more and more stupid while they act out being so gansta. And I hate that blonde chick character in Whoopi Goldberg's tv show.
South Street is fantastic. So is Broad, the avenue of the arts. And Rittenhouse Square, and all the highways that go through the city make for great laps. I love this city, it's beautiful, and there's always something to do.
Going back to the whole minority thing... forget it. It's always going to be this way. Women will get places men can't because they're females, men will get paid more because they're men. In today's society there is a stigma attached to nearly everything, and although it seems like we're "advancing", we're really not. Those stigmas will be there for the rest of our lives and beyond, so there's no sense in bitching about them, know what I mean? This country was founded on racism, sexism, and "patriotism" to its fullest extent, and that's how it will remain (for the foreseeable future, anyway).
And people will act they way they want to act. White kids trying to be "black" (whatever that means, how does one "act black", anyway? Oh that's right, we're going by a stereotype here) just make me smile. Who am I to judge or tell someone they don't have a right to act the way they want to? I don't know, maybe it's just me, but I really don't care one way or the other, as long as you're not affecting me or my way of life. :shrug:
Did that make any sense? I am tired.
With the quote of non-black kids acting black/ghetto, I completely disagree. If you live in a prodominantly black/ghetto neighborhood, you will almost undoubtedly act like your peers, however, I have a problem where suburb living Johnny acts like he had a hard life and what not. You have no experience in that area, so why act like you life is like that? If they really wanted to live that way, they would sacrifice everything they ever own/had and move in with Jerome and Lequisha, struggling to pay rent, raise kids, and could be hooked on drugs.
I have to completely disagree with this statement, because without minorities fighting for their rights, we could still have extreme segregration. There has been a lot of progress, but the progress that has been made has been feasible. For example, sharing a fountain/restroom with a white person is understandable. But when a minority complains that they are intellectualy inferior to a white person but yet they still want to be treated the same is ignorant. By intellectualy inferior I mean the use of Affirmative Action. I think that is the worse thing for a minority to even go after. You can't have extra support and be considered equal in my opinion. I am hispanic as I have stated before, and I know for one that hard work, is all it takes to be in college, it is not that you can't make it into college because you are black/hispanic, you can't make it in because you are lazy. I understand this because I am a lazy person. I didn't finish college because I am hispanic, I half-assed all through High School got shitty grades, not because I am uneducated, but because of my attitude.
Well one of my favorite actors is Sidney Poitier. He came out of a background of extreme island poverty (his mom would sell gravel that she made from breaking up larger rocks in her yard) and not only was he successful, but he speaks beautifully and in an educated way. He did it with deliberate effort.
Acting ghetto and continuing to act ghetto, whether or not you live in the slums is shortsighted. Some will do it because it is their background, but that can be overcome with concious effort. For those who do it because they are from the suburbs and are just trying to be cool, well it's very high school level chic. For jobs where the staff is to be in the public eye or ear, employers appreciate applicants that are presentable and well-spoken.
It's a very good thing to once in a while step back and see how others view you. That's one way to get ahead in life.
hey, at least its no san fran.
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