Skip to comments.Is Some Homophobia Self-phobia?
Posted on 04/08/2012 3:20:59 PM PDT by EveningStar
Homophobia is more pronounced in individuals with an unacknowledged attraction to the same sex and who grew up with authoritarian parents who forbade such desires, a series of psychology studies demonstrates.
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Personally, I always thought that this line of reasoning is inherently anti-gay. If this is implying that those who are outspoken about opposing homosexuality are actually self-loathing homosexuals, then they are saying that a significant percentage of homosexuals are self-loathing. That’s really a different form of gay bashing.
It doesn’t surprise me at all, though. Liberals typically do this. If somebody used the word “fag” in college, then they would use this argument because they thought it would shame the “homophobe.” Of course, if they were correct, it would mean they were shaming a self-loathing repressed homosexual. They didn’t think that far. This is more of the same stage one thinking.
I am NOT and have NOT ever been Homophobic. I do beyond a shadow of a doubt have a SERIOUS case of HOMONAUSIA!!!!!
Thats because they think any opposition to gay sex is irrational. That there is no reasonable argument against it. Never mind that both Freud and Jung thought of both homosexuality and homophobia as neurotic.
Clever psychological tactics that aim to have individuals question their instincts.
I did not even know what “homosexual” was until the end of high school when the dyke girls gym teacher insisted on showering with the senior girls and was messing with them.
I told my mom it felt creepy and asked her why the lady was showering with the girls. That night my dad lowered the boom about the truth of what was going on with her problem. She was not in school after that. I was totally grossed out. Still am.
Arachnophobia is a fear of spiders, so homophobia is (by the correct definition) a fear of homosexuals. I’ve know a number of professed homos, but I’ve never been afraid of one. I think the mass (hysteria) media is trying to redefine what is a phobia, just as they’re trying to redefine what is marriage.
Do Al Qaeda and Taliban zealots secretly want to practice Christianity (or, horrors, Judaism)?
Do avowed Marxist, occupiers secretly want to be part of the 1%?
Do the most vile sounding posters on DU and Daily Kos harbor conservative leanings?
In my 60 years I have never met anybody with an irrational fear of homosexuals. In fact I’ve never met anybody with a rational fear either. I’ve met plenty of people who don’t approve of the acts homosexuals choose to engagae in but then again I’ve met plenty of people who disapprove of acts I’ve engaged in. Like teaching my grandchildren to shoot guns. Would those who disapprove of my lessons be considered Rugerphobic?
Is this bcoming a pro hom site....Jim?
That might explain those who are afraid of queers, but it doesn’t explain the disgust & revulsion of the rest of us.
Who is afraid of homosexuals? Most people’s objections are moral and medical....not based on fear.
Rule 1: homosexuals do not reproduce, they recruit.
This reminds me of that show “Fear Factor”, where they challenged people to eat weird gross stuff every episode.
That’s not even consistent with the title, which more accurately should have been “Gross Out Factor”.
I think we should get out our shovels. I guarantee you that they decided what they wanted the outcome to be than structured the study to give them what they wanted to read. Manipulating data to verify a preconceived belief is not new in academia but I believe it has become more prevalent in recent years. Everything is agenda driven.
Liberals subvert everything.
Education was dumbed down.
Our media become propagandists.
Now our once mighty American science, has become play acting.
Just because I find the idea of two guys sticking their privates up each other’s butts disgusting doesn’t make me homophobic.
I find the idea of sheep sodomy equally disgusting. Does that make me bestiality-phobic?
no question some fags hate themselves...especially if there is an R after their name
Gays have this thing of wanting everybody else to be gay ~ guess they imagine that will make finding dates easier.
Is all psychobabble bs?
Yawn. Same bogus “social science” claptrap we’ve heard from liberal academia pushing an agenda forever.
If the alleged same sex attraction is there, but unacknowledged, then how can they even know it is there?
You can say anything unacknowleged is there. It’s a baseless assertion.
...Gays have this thing of wanting everybody else to be gay...
So correct, to the point that they will molest others to try and make converts. I’m willing to bet that most homophobia results from molestation or attempted molestation, and it is clearly justified.
“I dont get where that much energy comes from”
The word of God? The Bible calls homosexuality an “abomination,” and those who practice it “dogs” (not a nice pet friendly term. The dogs of Scripture are ravenous, biting, poop eating horrors).
If God calls it an abomination, I’m not going to argue.
It is a sin that perverts everything around it.
“Exactly!! “Phobia” means fear. I doubt there are many in here who are fearful of homosexuals — but there are many who do know the difference between right and wrong, safe and dangerous.”
Dittos, I am not in the least bit frightened by homosexuals. I just refuse to pretend it is ok or acceptable behavior. It isn’t.
I certainly agree about Godless liberals. For me, though, Jim, “homophobia” is a stupid word. It means fear of homosexuality. I’m not afraid of homosexuality. I think it’s unnatural, unclean behavior kills people.
Is there a word for “rejecting homosexuality”?
That is the truth. The homosexuals I've known, both in the workplace and my former hairstylist, fantasized that every other person they knew was really gay, and just hiding it.
Except it is not.
homo- is the Greek prefix meaning “same.”
There is a Greek word arsenokoitai - it should probably be called arsenokoitophobia. (botanai = “pasture” becomes “botanophobia.” Sadly, English professors have led the way in debasing the language.
Also self-fear is autophobia.
You know, I wonder if the homos coined the word homophobia to attempt to impart to it a power which it otherwise wouldn't have. In other words, to imply that a homophobic was suffering from an irrational fear of their perversion, which would automatically give them a position of superiority over the "normal" (i.e. homophobic) people. Just a thought.
“Homophobia” is a fake term, so any article beginning with this false premise is not worth 2 seconds to read it.
“Homophobia” is a catch phrase mixing Latin and Greek that means “fear of man”.
Well... it may be all Greek or Franken-word. Greek “homos” means `the same’, as in homosexuality. “Phobia” of course means `fear’, implying irrational fear. But “homo” is just a slang term for queers. But if one applies literal cognates and not just slang, then “homophobia” literally means, “fear of those who have exactly the same qualities as oneself”.
So I guess I’m not a “homophobe”, that is, I’m not afraid of others who are heterosexual conservative God-fearing gun owners.
Maybe I can tell you what I think once I stop laughing so hard!
My observation is that most people called, "homophobes" by homosexuals truthfully are repelled by queers and their lifestyle -- but do not "fear" them at all.
"Homophobia": almost as egregious a misnomer as "Gay"...
Free Republic is 100% opposed to the homosexual agenda.
The term ‘homophobia’ manifests the perverse thinking of homosexuals.
When used as a childish taunt, they fully recognize a large percentage of the audience so labeled will never acquiesce to homosexuality or condone their behavior or thinking. To that group of normal people, the homosexual in open rebellion simply seeks to throw a verbal insult with impunity. They could care less if it is true or not,..just something they can claim to win or make a draw from a verbal altercation. (The same way an effeminate homosexual attempts to win an argument.)
Another audience receiving the label by homosexuals, as ‘homophobes’, are those who are sincerely conscientiously seeking a resolution of conflict between the perverted homosexual lifestyle and normalcy, but rather than becoming adversarial or dogmatic against homosexuality, are likely to become lukewarm in their acceptance of such criminal behavior. To the homosexual, such an audience becomes less of a threat to their homosexual lifestyle by attacking them first, and overcoming any willpower to oppose the homosexual agenda. It’s basically an offensive tactic to cause their adversary to become defensive. Once defensive, the homosexual then attempts to claim equality with heterosexual behavior with an additional arrogant appearance of insolence. It lessens opposition to their political agenda, and possibly may even open doors to attract sexual victims to their agendas.
Another group the their audience to be so labeled, are indeed week willed people who really don’t know what homosexuality means, implies, or why it has historically been criminal through human history. That weak willed group is also likely to become future fodder for the homosexual recruitment campaign. When the mantra of ‘homophobia’ is repeated enough, even those who fall victim of homosexual advances, later fear repercussions from either heterosexuals or homosexuals, and their personal testimony of the inherent degenerate nature of homosexuality is less likely to be brought into public light, avoiding public scrutiny.
In a nutshell, only sexually immoral people condone the term ‘homophobia’, which promotes more ignorance of degenerate criminal sexual immorality. An academic institution favoring the term simply manifests its promotion of ignorance and lack of subjectivity in reporting actual phenomenon.
Stuff and nonsense created to transfer guilt and blame from the person doing things forbidden by God to the upright person who takes the stand that it is wrong.
Where one likes to stick one’s whacker for fun is one of the least interesting or important things about a person.
“Im willing to bet that most homophobia results from molestation or attempted molestation, and it is clearly justified.”
Yes, and same-sex attraction disorder results from molestation or seduction in the pre-adult years. Maybe it’s counterintuitive, but young people can be traumatized into something as well as out of it.
Because I find these fairies sick, demented, disgusting, perverted and mentally ill, somehow I am a phobic and I want to be gay!!?? LMAO....
These people, and anyone that agrees with this junk, are as sick as the faggots themselves.
Self-identified homosexuals’ heterophobia stems from abuse from an older member of the same sex, difficulty with their parents and members of the opposite sex, and a self-loathing of “breeders”.
This study sounds like pure projection.
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Almost every comment on the thread is excellent including a couple by JR.
Where one likes to stick ones whacker for fun is one of the least interesting or important things about a person.
Your lame attempt at profundity is both disingenuous and at polar odds with everything Free Republic stands for. Why do you persist in advancing viewpoints in this forum which are contrary to the clearly-expressed "God and family" orientation of this site?
And, by the way, you manifestly WOULD care if your teenage daughter's teacher "liked to stick ones whacker for fun" in teenage girls, or if your son's swim coach desired the same for underage boys, or if your best friend fantasized self-same about your wife. To pretend otherwise is utterly facetious.
Where one "likes to stick ones whacker for fun" can actually be one of the most important things that you would want to know about a person, and kindly do not pretend otherwise. Free Republic is 100% opposed to the homosexual agenda.
One would have to first buy into the premise that homophobia even exists. This 'study' accepts the fallacy hook line and sinker and then goes on to 'prove' a generalization, one of the reasons; it does this 'proving' by subjectively questioning and testing a sample of 160 students and from this population determining subjectively which students are secretly latent homosexuals.
This 'study' and its results are pure liberal humanistic psycho babble garbage.
The article deserves a mega big barf alert.
My central thesis stays the same: if someone sees their same sex as sexually stimulating (or animals or dead things or little kids) their brain is broken.
I don't mean harm to anybody but there should be a recognition that this is a serious mental condition and treatment should be sought.
Meanwhile, I would hope we'd get a real leader who would keep them out of my Marine Corps.
Hmm...I’ll have to do some research, I thought `homos’ & `heteros’ came from the Greek.
Somebody once said that while homosexuality & sexual deviancy can’t be eliminated, they should at least be relegated back to the gutter where they belong. Mainstreaming of these evil tendencies is ruinous to a society, as if there isn’t plenty of historical evidence.
I retired from the Army a year ago so I didn’t have to hear the latest mandatory classes aka brainwashing about the end of DADT.
Meanwhile, God bless the Marine Corps! I think the Marines will find a way around this latest outrage, flung at all of us by a true hater of the military.
Not sure how this would be a bad thing. Some of the most anti-drug people were former drug addicts. Aren’t the sodomites themselves, the ones most familiar with the tremendous damage and deadly aspects of the lifestyle choice? Then it would be logical that some who are the strongest against homosexual behavior would be ones familiar with it ( just like ex-smokers).