The normality of sexuality
June 4th 2008 06:32
It all started when Ahmed asked the Orble community if homosexuality could be considered natural. He inflamed readers with the following sentiment:
"In a way I sympathise with the extremist religious groups claiming that homosexuality will destroy our countries and governments. The long term effect of homosexuals is yet to be seen, the natural vs. unnatural argument is one that should be rested... and the real questions that should be asked is if homosexuality can be reduced by ensuring healthier foetus development and child upbringing, if it should be reduced, that is, if we can make small adjustments to developing babies to prevent them from going through the problems of gender identity and finally if all women really are lesbians or bisexuals."
A series of long comments got thrown back and forth, with too much writing for your humble narrator to make much sense of, O my brothers.
As a response, a very personal post was written by postmoderncritic, called "Why Is The 'Is Homosexuality Normal?' Argument Homophobic?", who feels that arguing on this fact is an example of
"...clinging onto arguments made [by] their forefathers and other homophobes who are so fearful of homosexuality that they cannot accept that it is part of natural human behaviour. "
The arguments are long-winded and thoughtful, with both sides standing up to have their say, though it seems to be the Orble crowd versus Ahmed. Ah well, he's not afraid of posting long comments, either.
*this image is from the Homosexuality in China Wikipedia article
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