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Subj: Re: Are you really that ignorant............................
Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 at 01:46:30 pm EST
Reply Subj: Re: Are you really that ignorant............................
Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 at 05:04:52 pm EST
> > > > 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.
> 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.
How on earth are you arriving at this statistic? The original poster said "homosexuality was well known among the educated classes"; given that he says this in the context of Mr. Sinister, who came from better-than-average (at the least) social conditions, I interpreted this to be a reference to the upper class in Britain -- which most certainly did not constitute fifty percent of the region. And men -- who are the only ones we're speaking of here -- don't constitute fifty percent of the population (globally speaking, we're fifty one percent female forty nine percent male) in any event.
>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.
Well, I find it at the least interesting that you equate homosexuality with obesity and stupidity, and that you grew so angry that someone suggested that two characters might be gay given their social background. You say you are rankled that people make generalizations about Brits, but would you be so upset if someone had said "Philanthropy was known among the educated classes"? Why is it so offensive that someone made a remark that someone could have interpreted to mean that some percentage of Brits were homosexual?
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