People’s different values and morals play a role in defining what they believe. Many people find homosexuality to be not natural, and it goes against many people’s views. However, there is also a lot of people who argue in favor of homosexuality and find nothing about it unnatural. For those people who do think it is not natural they normally use the argument that this kind of sex can not reproduce, therefore it is not right because the point of sex is to reproduce. Many times the Bible will also be used to refer to verses that condemn acts of homosexual sex.
The odd thing is that many of these homosexual men feel more afraid to tell their fathers that they are gay. They feel like their father would be more ashamed of them. One homosexual told me that his father would feel like less of a man if he knew. When I asked a number of heterosexual men, ranging form the ages of 18 to 30, why they feel homosexuality is wrong, they all came up with basically the same answer. In one way or another they all said, “That it is just wrong, and... ... middle of paper ... ... should be able to look the mirror at themselves and not feel “gay” or not masculine, just as a female can.
The unnaturalness charge that Levin give homosexuality carries a high emotional feeling. This feeling is usually expressing disgust and evincing queasiness. An example of such feelings are some people's response to women who do not shave body hair. Many of the people who have a strong emotional reaction, without being able to give good reasons for them, we think of them not as operating morally, but rather as being obsessed and maniac (Mohr 367). So the feelings of disgust that some people have to gays will hardly ground a charge of immorality.
It is powerful irony, then, that the evidence of the novel shows that Okonkwo is actually a latent homosexual. First, we should examine what is meant by the term "latent homosexual." The meaning of homosexual in this context is obvious: Okonkwo is sexually attracted to other men. The adjective "latent," however, is vitally significant: literally, it means that Okonkwo's homosexuality is hidden, not just from the world but also from himself. In other words, Okonkwo is strongly driven towards men as sexual objects, but he is not conscious of those feelings, and denies them.
This only gives more concrete evidence to Prufrock’s homosexuality. Prufrock talks of putting on a mask, and disguising himself to the world around him. Then, right af... ... middle of paper ... ...nt to be disturbed. Because of his insecurities and lack of courage Prufrock realizes that he is “not Prince Hamlet”. He realizes that he does not have the courage to come out and tell every one that he is gay.
A lot of people judge each other by a different number of things. But the most discrimination next to racism is homosexuality. The reason a lot of people think it is wrong because they think it is sick and it is not normal for other people to see homosexuals kissing or engaging in sexual intercourse. Overall Homosexuals have it hard in the U.S. but not only here but around the world, some countries or religions kill people if they are gay. What I think about that is that I think it’s very wrong and people do not realize that being gay is very hard, and they can’t be put in their shoes to see how it is.
People associate being homophobic with the idea that people are afraid of gays. The question is what would a gay do to straight men to make them be so afraid? The problem is not of being afraid of them, but appearing to be less of a man in our society to others. If a man is homophobic he will do anything he can to, oppress gays and not be associated with them. Society then starts to oppress gays, and if men are seen as gay, they are seen as less of a man.
In my personal opinion, gay marriage should be globally accepted The biggest misunderstanding in this hot topic is that those of the gay community have a "choice" to whom they can feel attracted to but simply choose to be gay. Just as heterosexuals do not "choose" who they are attracted to, neither do homosexuals. Multiple anti-gay groups claim that “homosexuality is preventable and treatable” as well as "living as a homosexual is not as happy-go lucky as frequently portrayed in the entertainment media.” How can someone with no personal experience of being gay say that homosexuality can be "changed," or even whether a homosexual can be happy or not? What about the research done proving that homosexuality is purely genetic? No one "chooses" to live a life filled with prejudice and discrimination.
Being gay in these day was considered an abomination to a lot of people. It was even illegal to be gay in Britain until 1967, but to make matters worse if a person was even thought to be a homosexual or called one, it would be one of the worst embarrassments at the time. This I find moronic though because cultures in ancient Sparta and Greece such as the Thebans use to embrace homosexuality as a normal act, and they also thought it made their soldiers fight harder to impress their
This means that many of the same people who are even passionately in favor of homosexual rights oppose homosexuals on this one issue. This is because there is a lot of misunderstanding about what homosexuality really is, as well as the erroneous assumption that homosexual people enjoy the same civil rights protections as everyone else. For the reasons of ending social injustice, the economic and social benefits of allowing homosexuals to marry, and the constitution, homosexual marriages should be a legalized institution. Homosexuals are often treated unjustly socially. Homosexual people and couples are treated as inferior to that of heterosexuals.