Gay Bashing

Gay bashing. Now there’s something I don’t understand. ‘Queers are disgusting, man. Men touching other men, that’s really sick.’ So, yeah, go beat ’em up. Get real close and touch ’em all over. And they say men are the logical ones.

But of course it’s not just the no-necks roaming the streets at night. It’s also the ones in the highrises during the day. Consider these words of a cable television program manager: “…men French kissing and …caressing …thighs…the scene [was] offensive…bad taste.” But men hitting each other, bruising and breaking bodies with fists, and men killing each other, spattering blood and guts with bullets and knives—this is, what, good taste? I’d rather see men kissing each other than killing each other any time. (But then I’d really rather see Boston Legal reruns.)

It’s weird, the relationship between sex and violence. I don’t understand it. Mitch, the bouncer, says “They’re either gonna fuck or fight.” He understands it. Okay, think like a man. (I can’t, it hurts.) (Yes you can, try harder.)

Okay, they both involve physical contact. So do football and ballet; the former, laced with violence, is okay, but the latter is not.

They’re both tension releasers. Well isn’t that flattering: she thinks they’re making love; he’s just releasing tension. (Men, where do you get all that tension from?)

They’re both opportunities to display dominance—well, heterosex in a sexist society is an opportunity to display dominance. (I see, you’re tense because you’re not dominant.)

So what does all this have to do with gay bashing? I have no idea. Told you, I don’t get it. Maybe their problem is they never learned “Rub a dub dub” when they were kids. Maybe the problem is they did. Maybe, they figure homosex means one of them has to be not dominant—is that why they fear it, why they must attack it? (Right. Get over yourself. He’s so not into you.)

Wait a minute, gay bashers are often white supremacists, aren’t they? Hm—and misogynists. Could it be as simple as ‘If it’s different, kill it’?

Gee, I hope the aliens get it.


1 comment

  1. I don’t think that gay-bashing is something you can understand. As far as I can tell, it doesn’t make sense at all.

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