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Bk Ray

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deron

Subj: Re: Are you really that ignorant............................
Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 at 05:04:52 pm EST
Reply Subj: Re: Are you really that ignorant............................
Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 at 03:11:26 pm EST (Viewed 1 times)

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> > Mr Sinister comes from an era in English history where homosexuality was well known among the educated classes, although taboo to discuss. So is Elias Bogan, founder of the Hellfire Club.
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> This really bites me. You are saying Sinister is gay because of this fantasy? So if he's probably gay, then stats wise over 50% of the British male population was gay at this time!?!?
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> Do not try to force your misguided assumptions on Brits.

I believe s/he was referring to the upper educated classes, which was most certainly not fifty percent of the British male population. So perhaps you should try to not force your misunderstanding of the original point on your own manifest homophobia.

By the way -- do we mean homosexuality as an identity, or homosexuality as specific acts. Because the latter was certainly not unknown to the British upper classes or Britain in general (cf. Churchill's three traditions of the British Navy). So Sinister might have homosexual acts in his background, even if he would not necessarily identify as gay. Marlo Jones, Rick Jones's wife, had a romantic relationship with Moondragon but doesn't identify as a lesbian, I believe.

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> > > Mr Sinister comes from an era in English history where homosexuality was well known among the educated classes, although taboo to discuss. So is Elias Bogan, founder of the Hellfire Club.
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> > This really bites me. You are saying Sinister is gay because of this fantasy? So if he's probably gay, then stats wise over 50% of the British male population was gay at this time!?!?
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> > Do not try to force your misguided assumptions on Brits.
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> I believe s/he was referring to the upper educated classes, which was most certainly not fifty percent of the British male population. So perhaps you should try to not force your misunderstanding of the original point on your own manifest homophobia.

No. I am certainly not homophobic and I do not accept your insult as a defence. Even 'giving him the benefit of the doubt' He is still saying that over 50% of that region were homosexual. I find it offensive that people try to sterotype Brits, just as you might find it offensive if Americans were all labelled fat and stupid.