A quick thought because I haven’t been feeling well and I miss my computer.
A young man and pro-football hopeful has come out as gay. I just saw a clip about this event. Another young man asked the following question.
If we’re in the locker room and I’m in the shower, what do I do when he looks at me? What’s the right reaction?
This is on The Daily Show, so of course Jon Stewart makes a joke. This is my reaction:
YOU DO FUCKING NOTHING, BRO! How do you think women feel when you do the same thing? When you stare, oogle and cat-call, what is their reaction? If they don’t immediately succumb to you, would you degrade them by calling them whores and sluts?
New flash: your not that hot. The world does not bow before you. Every gay man isn’t begging to bed you.
There are just so many things about that statement. I want to tell him you deal with the objectification or ask them to stop. Worried that your request to have the behavior stop will go unheard? There are many women who have filed sexual harassment complaints with no results that understand your frustration. Worried that, just because of what you wear, you might get raped? Every woman has felt that fear at least once, even though what you wear has very little to do (statisticly) with your chances of being raped.
So just shut it. I’m not sorry the world is changing. I’m not sorry the world is more accepting of different sexualities, religions, cultures, genders, etc. than it has evet been. I’m am only sorry that the beautiful, unique people who make this world the great place it is have to deal with your ignorance.
And now I’m going to bed.
P.S. Sorry I haven’t had the chance to read many blogs lately. My health and my absent computer have put me way behind. I promise to catch up with all of you soon.