In the last week I've been seeing way too many homophobic (specially lesbophobic) questions. Guys saying lesbians are gross, or asking stories about straight guys "beating them" then they tried to "steal their gfs" (using so many slurs I almost punched my phone), etc. 5 minutes ago I got a private message by some asshole saying I've been brainwashed by the media and that I'm actually straight and not bi (if anything, it'd be the other way around), then he blocked me lmao.
Has it always been like this and I didn't notice or is it some kind of stupid trend? I really wanna know if it's always like this because Im by enjoying this site anymore and if its something that always happens then I'd rather leave.
This is a question mixed with a rant, obviously.
Also a lgbt friendly website with this format would be so great..
I'm thinking it's a trend, they're probably trying to troll people and get a rise out of them. I think that being an offensive asshole on the Internet is a kind of cathartic release for people, a way for them to do away with the pleasantries of 'civilized' society and indulge their animalistic tendencies and vent frustration. The temptation is difficult to resist for some; most generally don't revert to homophobic slurs though. For the ones that do it's probably some psychological thing making them feel inferior to lesbians, they lash out because of fear, so they're probably intimidated.
Homophobia would be the fear of them, I don't fear them I just don't like what they stand for. That being said I don't go after them or antagonize them, I leave them alone they leave me alone. And if one asks a question or wants to talk ill politely answer in kind or talk with them.
I've noticed this too. A lot of guys have been complaining how women are apparently all bisexual and find women more sexually attractive than men :s. I saw a girl on here get absolutely attacked by some guy when she said she had fantasies of having sex with a girl the other day. The guys posting these questions are highly insecure.
It has always been like this, unfortunately. Sometimes it gets a little quiet and I think 'huh, you know, its been okay' but then it flares up again ten times worse. It is not this websites fault, really... The admin team is very good, they take it very seriously I think. It is just the way of things. There is nowhere on this planet where lesbophobia is not a problem.
Also, this guy! He sends you messages telling you that you're not bisexual, even though you're a lesbian in the first place? I have that right? There was a guy who did this to me! lmao. He would send me a whole bunch of messages insisting I wasn't bisexual. And I'd say, 'of course I'm not, I'm a lesbian!' and he would get so angry, lmao. His hate mail was the most bizarre I have received. I think as much as my liking other girls pissed him off, he just could not handle that I didn't like men :P
I got called a whore a couple of times when I asked a bi-curious question once and it was a year ago, so I reckon there's always been some homophobia on GAG. To this day, I don't know if it was a legit romantic infatuation or just close friendship, but at the time I was real confused and scared. Those assholes are always around and seems like they're jealous of lesbians grubbing "their" women, but don't worry, they wouldn't score with straight lasses anyway.