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Yes, actually.
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Yes
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homophobia is super real and a real pain to deal with.
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If you mean "fear", no. It is physically impossible to live in mortal dread and terror of something that desperately annoys you.
(If it were, Shia LaBeouf would be the #1 horror-movie star.)

As for "Nails-on-chalkboard annoyance at loud, shallow, narcissstic and hyperdefensive self-indulgence", we need a more accurate word. Preferably one that can't be spun to more shallow, narcissistic, hyperdefensive and self-indulgent interpretations.
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cosmicpup wrote:

homophobia is super real and a real pain to deal with.


Do you mean dealing with others' homophobia or...?
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Ejanss wrote:

If you mean "fear", no. It is physically impossible to live in mortal dread and terror of something that desperately annoys you.

As for "Nails-on-chalkboard annoyance at loud, shallow, narcissstic and hyperdefensive self-indulgence", we need a more accurate word. Preferably one that can't be spun to more shallow, narcissistic, hyperdefensive and self-indulgent interpretations.


Well, a phobia is a fear.
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TrickedMJ wrote:


Ejanss wrote:

If you mean "fear", no. It is physically impossible to live in mortal dread and terror of something that desperately annoys you.

As for "Nails-on-chalkboard annoyance at loud, shallow, narcissstic and hyperdefensive self-indulgence", we need a more accurate word. Preferably one that can't be spun to more shallow, narcissistic, hyperdefensive and self-indulgent interpretations.


Well, a phobia is a fear.


That's what I mean: Something that can't be wishfully turned into "Huhuh, those poor straight-laced sheeple PH3AR our MAD SKILLZ!"

But what word could be a more accurate and less misinterpretable definition?:
"Homo-bugged"? "Homo-annoyed"? "Homo-get-it-out-of-my-freakin'-face"? "Homo-quit-watching-Spongebob-and-get-a-life-already-with-everybody-else-you-dramatic-SJW-what-are-you-nine-years-old"?
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It's against my religion.


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Kinda..
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yeah its a pain to deal with that of others. Iv'e been a bit ostracized from half of my family because of theirs. They think I have a disease.
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TrickedMJ wrote:

Well, a phobia is a fear.


If you mean an irrational, clinically severe fear response to homosexual people that one nevertheless recognises as irrational (which is what a phobia basically is) then probably not. Maybe, but probably not.

Of course, the exercise of quipping back "I'm not afraid of homosexuals, dammit!" is as asinine as it is pointless. The term homophobia isn't used to indicate fear of homosexuals, and everyone knows that. It's used to indicate prejudicial attitudes and behaviour against homosexuals. Considering the aforementioned quip is frequently followed by complaints about homosexuals being "too open" or "in peoples' faces", and that these complaints can boil down to little more than objection to the sight of a homosexual holding hands with or kissing their partner in public, you may rest assured that not everyone who receives the label has received it unjustifiably.
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People can't like everyone,so guess it isn't phobia but matter of preference.
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BlueOni wrote:Of course, the exercise of quipping back "I'm not afraid of homosexuals, dammit!" is as asinine as it is pointless. The term homophobia isn't used to indicate fear of homosexuals, and everyone knows that. It's used to indicate prejudicial attitudes and behaviour against homosexuals. Considering the aforementioned quip is frequently followed by complaints about homosexuals being "too open" or "in peoples' faces", and that these complaints can boil down to little more than objection to the sight of a homosexual holding hands with or kissing their partner in public, you may rest assured that not everyone who receives the label has received it unjustifiably.


Well, the old joke is that the gay community is "the Star Wars convention-nerds of sexuality":
They gather together in isolated groups where they can tell each other they rule the world, simply because there's no one around in the room to tell them they don't, and that they're not the odd ones, it's the rest of the world, who fears them either because they don't understand or because they're jealous!
Oh, and they don't really hate girls, they just have their minds on more important things, and want to appreciate the higher aspects.

Take any statement in a pro-gay thread, and imagine rewording it in the mouth of a convention-nerd saying it about Star Wars, Trek, or Batman movies. (With Bronies, it's not that hard.)
Yeah....Kinda takes some of the appeal out of it, don't it? Now ask yourself whether a mainstream person irrationally hating convention-nerds is that far out of a stretch of imagination.
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im pretty sure that the many people who throw that word around dont actually know what it really means.
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How come homophobia isn't viewed as some actual phobia but rather just another opinion? I'm confused.
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