Homo Erectus

There are 20 comments on the www.outlookindia.com story from Nov 19, 2012, titled Homo Erectus. In it, www.outlookindia.com reports that:

The true collective consciousness of the world, as I've felt it, is undoubtedly gay. It is now time to come out, I say, to confess that I'm heterosexual and astounded by it.

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“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#1 Nov 19, 2012
Sounds like a good name for a gay magazine.

:)
SLIF

Georgetown, Canada

#2 Nov 19, 2012
Fa-Foxy wrote:
Sounds like a good name for a gay magazine.
:)
And a Hershey Bar is a great halloween costume for a female.

“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

this one

#3 Nov 19, 2012
Eventually, somebody is bound to read the article.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#4 Nov 19, 2012
Rick in Kansas wrote:
Eventually, somebody is bound to read the article.
There's an article ?!

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#6 Nov 19, 2012
I read it and didn't like it. Indian culture to me is as foreign as any culture in another galaxy is.
Why I am a Hindu

Delhi, India

#7 Nov 19, 2012
Rick in Kansas wrote:
Eventually, somebody is bound to read the article.
Great article Rick. Thanks for sharing.

We should all live and let live. Right to one's sexual Orientation should be recognized as part of ones civil rights.

People are strange
When you're a stranger
Faces look ugly
When you're alone
Women seem wicked
When you're unwanted
Streets are uneven when you're down

Since: Jun 11

AOL

#9 Nov 19, 2012
Rick in Kansas wrote:
Eventually, somebody is bound to read the article.
He still doesn't get it, but at least he realizes that to some extent, and doesn't feel the need to condemn, change, control, or restrict equal rights based on his lack of understanding.

He is still focused on behavior, rather than a enduring pattern of emotional as well as physical attraction. This leads him into the trap of thinking of sex based on restricted availability, and even rape, as having anything to do with sexual orientation. But at least he is trying. Maybe some day he'll make the connection and understand he isn't straight because he doesn't find men attractive, but rather he doesn't find men attractive because he is straight.
Why I am a Hindu

Delhi, India

#10 Nov 19, 2012
Mr Patel wrote:
<quoted text>What, are you queer or something?
I am me, as are you. We are all individuals, each a unique mind, with no one else perfectly alike another. We are all 'queer' or strange to each other. And we have every right to our strangeness as it is also the right to our individuality.
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We are all a 'culture' on to our selves, so lets learn to LIVE AND LET LIVE, for our own sakes.
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So long as no one infringes on someones else's civil rights, all else is FREEDOM.
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And I'm as hetro as you can get.
JrEsq

El Segundo, CA

#12 Nov 19, 2012
Why I am a Hindu wrote:
<quoted text>
I am me, as are you. We are all individuals, each a unique mind, with no one else perfectly alike another. We are all 'queer' or strange to each other. And we have every right to our strangeness as it is also the right to our individuality.
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We are all a 'culture' on to our selves, so lets learn to LIVE AND LET LIVE, for our own sakes.
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So long as no one infringes on someones else's civil rights, all else is FREEDOM.
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And I'm as hetro as you can get.
Sounds like being Hindu is equivalent to being Democrat, which in turn is equivalent to being queer.
Why I am a Hindu

Delhi, India

#13 Nov 19, 2012
Not Yet Equal wrote:
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..focused on behavior, rather than a enduring pattern of emotional as well as physical attraction.
I think focus on behaviour is very rational. We can only see another from outside and assess one only by their behaviour. And are you saying one has to be born gay and then be gay all the time for you to recognize them as legitimately gay?
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I think we should let people choose freely all the time what they want to be. What we are is just a personal opinion, a choice that we make about ourselves when very young (or sometimes older) when we are exploring sexuality. And we should have the right to do it again at any time.
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(Or did I get you wrong)
This leads him into the trap of thinking of sex based on restricted availability, and even rape, as having anything to do with sexual orientation. But at least he is trying. Maybe some day he'll make the connection and understand he isn't straight because he doesn't find men attractive, but rather he doesn't find men attractive because he is straight.
I do not think he said directly that homosexuality is a result of restricted availability of hetro sex. But that is also a possibility is it not. Like say in the army or clergy. If true, such people have the right to do sex as they please so long as it is consensual. In the end that is what matters - Civil rights.
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And so one would not be straight in the first place if they did not find women attractive. It is our thinking and behaviour that make us who we are as much as what we are born as. Either of which can change with time and environment.
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In short I am of the firm opinion that sexual orientation is phenotypical and not purely genotypical.
Why I am a Hindu

Delhi, India

#15 Nov 19, 2012
JrEsq wrote:
<quoted text>
Sounds like being Hindu is equivalent to being Democrat, which in turn is equivalent to being queer.
Aren't you quite the mathematician.
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Still marching faithfully either right or left are we. If you keep turning right (or left) all the time you'll end up going round and round in circles forever.
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So right and left are just anticlockwise and clockwise.

Since: Jan 08

Chachoengsao, Thailand

#18 Nov 19, 2012
George wrote:
Queers are perverted deviants and they will burn in hell unless they repent their homotype ways.
Remember, you heard it here first.
Hell is anywhere you are. Any other place will be paradise.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#19 Nov 19, 2012
George wrote:
Queers are perverted deviants and they will burn in hell unless they repent their homotype ways.
Remember, you heard it here first.
Actually, you are about 119 in a long list of similar nuts I've heard say that sort of thing.

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#20 Nov 19, 2012
Joey wrote:
<quoted text>Nobody wastes their time reading articles about queers, they're all gonna die of AIDS soon enough anyway:)
Hateful bigot!

Since: Jun 11

AOL

#22 Nov 19, 2012
Why I am a Hindu wrote:
<quoted text>
I think focus on behaviour is very rational. We can only see another from outside and assess one only by their behaviour. And are you saying one has to be born gay and then be gay all the time for you to recognize them as legitimately gay?
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I think we should let people choose freely all the time what they want to be. What we are is just a personal opinion, a choice that we make about ourselves when very young (or sometimes older) when we are exploring sexuality. And we should have the right to do it again at any time.
.
(Or did I get you wrong)
<quoted text>
I do not think he said directly that homosexuality is a result of restricted availability of hetro sex. But that is also a possibility is it not. Like say in the army or clergy. If true, such people have the right to do sex as they please so long as it is consensual. In the end that is what matters - Civil rights.
.
And so one would not be straight in the first place if they did not find women attractive. It is our thinking and behaviour that make us who we are as much as what we are born as. Either of which can change with time and environment.
.
In short I am of the firm opinion that sexual orientation is phenotypical and not purely genotypical.
Sexual orientation is an enduring pattern of emotional as well as physical attraction to members of either sex, or both. Orientation is independent of behavior. You can still be straight, gay, or bi, even without having sex. And behavior may not always reflect orientation, as in the prison system where availability is an issue. While prison sex may include an expression of orientation if it is consensual, some men who are not attracted to men but only women, may still have sex with a man because he is the only person available. Such sex is usually an inserting role rather than a receptive role. But prison sex is also notoriously about rape, which is about dominance and control, and has nothing to do with orientation. Behavior and orientation are not the same thing.(Masturbation does not mean everyone is gay.)

I agree everyone should be free to be true to their feelings in the context of a consentual adult relationship. For some, that will include members of only one sex, while for others, it will include both. But orientation is not a choice, and many are bisexual, which may confuse many who are at either end of the sexual orientation continuum and have no attraction to either the opposite sex or same sex. How and whether we choose to express our orientation is a choice, but not the emotional and physical attractions themselves.

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#23 Nov 19, 2012
George wrote:
<quoted text>Well then, you can't say you weren't warned!!!
Repent now and join the Righteous Ones or burn in hell for eternity, the Choice is yours.
Another hateful bigot!
Why I am a Hindu

Delhi, India

#24 Nov 19, 2012
JrEsq wrote:
<quoted text>
"So right and left are just anticlockwise and clockwise."
Not respectively, unless viewed from below, numbnuts.
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Did not say respectively. Anyway in a purely digital world anti clockwise would be just going back in time.
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Yeah. If a clock had a transparent dial and we saw it from behind, the hands would be seen as going anti clockwise (apparently anti itself). Maybe sometimes, one's perceived orientation is a function of the observer's perspective too, even when the behaviour of the clock remains the same. Like what is right in India, may well be very left in USA.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#25 Nov 19, 2012
George wrote:
<quoted text>Well then, you can't say you weren't warned!!!
Repent now and join the Righteous Ones or burn in hell for eternity, the Choice is yours.
Someone once famously said:

"We're on an express elevator to Hell ! Goin' DOWN !"

:)

(Who said it ?)

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#26 Nov 19, 2012
Someone also once not-so-famously said:

"We're in a leather bar full of cutieboys ! Goin' DOWN !"

:)

(Who said it ?)

Since: Jun 11

AOL

#27 Nov 19, 2012
Keanu Is Hot wrote:
<quoted text> Another hateful bigot!
Same one. He uses an army of sock puppets and proxy servers so he can talk to himself. The raw hate is not worth acknowledging. Just report it, and let him spew his venom.

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