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Re: Sense 8 on Netflix literally Jesus Tapdancing Christ
05/10/17 06:38 PM

> I hear you. I don't hate gays and am not the least bit racist but I stopped watching
> all of the DC Comics shows because they've gone beyond social engineering and into
> sheer stupidity.

As a minority (gay dude) I find the constant pandering to be on the annoying side as well. It seems like DC at least are going out of their way to emphasize the whole "Mainstream character turns out to be gay! Shock! Horror!!" sort of thing.

Maybe I'm just working with nice, professional people, but the number of times the fact that I'm in a relationship with a dude has come up in the workplace is minimal. The few times that it has come up, it's simply been in random chatting about our significant others, and people noticed that I was using male pronouns. The extent of any "drama" was someone asked, "Oh, you're gay?" to which I responded, "Yep, sure am," to which my coworker responded, "Oh, okay, that's cool."

I absolutely don't want to discount the many negative experiences that LGBT people have experienced from people who are shitheads, because there are certainly plenty of them out there, but in a way I find the treatment of the whole LGBT subject in most comics to be staggeringly patronizing, and they give an unfortunately rosy picture of peoples' options when they do experience true discrimination. It's really sad, but most cases of discrimination don't turn out favorably for the person being discriminated against. Superman doesn't fly in and magically save the day. If someone really is working for a bunch of homophobic assholes, the available paths of recourse are minimal: Sue your former employer in the hope of some sort of punitive judgment, or move on and find a more accepting workplace. Neither of them are happy options.

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* Sense 8 on Netflix literally Jesus Tapdancing Christ SmitdoggAdministrator 05/08/17 05:33 AM
. * Re: Sense 8 on Netflix literally Jesus Tapdancing Christ Nightvoice  05/09/17 02:38 AM
. * Re: Sense 8 on Netflix literally Jesus Tapdancing Christ MooglyGuy  05/10/17 06:38 PM
. * Re: Sense 8 on Netflix literally Jesus Tapdancing Christ TriggerFin  05/10/17 11:03 PM

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