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Post Reply Why Are Homophobes Obsessed with Gay Men But Ignore Lesbians?
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Posted 6/16/14
Because men, on the average, though not all of them, tend to think of sex in very subjective terms, and have a lot of difficulty imagining anything to do with sex from an objective point of view. What this means is that OBVIOUSLY if that guy is gay, then he MUST be thinking about having sex with HIM (which is almost always the farthest thing from the truth). This is obviously me being a little facetious, because while they may think that somewhere in their heads, most of them aren't consciously aware that's what alarms them about seeing homosexual behavior. But if they see two women having sex, they think, by and large, hey, I'd like to get up in that action.

It's also why so many men like porn - men are, by nature, more likely to view the whole World more subjectively than women. That's just centuries of sociological evolution at work there - but I'm not trying to turn this into an anthropological consortium, so I'll just leave that at that.

Of course, this doesn't hold true for every guy, but I'd say 8 of 10 straight men think this way.
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Lesbian relationships aren't taken as seriously and are treated (by the American public) more like friendships. Relationships between gay men are viewed in more explicitly sexual terms, which the American public views as threatening and handles quite poorly. So says the academic literature on the subject, at least.
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Men who are violently homophobic are usually worried on a subconscious level that if they are a potential conquest for a man, they become less masculine, while also becoming terrified that they'll be treated the way that they treat women.
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