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8-04-2010 @ 3:37PM
"Are you -really- wholesale defining LBGT people as people who identify themselves primarily by their sexuality over other aspects of their personality?"No, I'm not. I'm not defining anyone as anything. I'm simply pointing out that people who have chosen to identify themselves by their sexuality first should be expected to act in accordance to that identity.Unlike you, I might add..."that person who seems about nothing but their sexuality is probably a freshly de-closeted individual snapping back against what has thus far been a lifetime of repression brought on by a society"Woah...woah...woah.Really?Are you -really- wholesale defining openly sexual gay people as "freshly de-closeted individuals snapping back"?"For every lbgt person that seems that way, there are 10 sitting behind them just minding their own business and living their lives out as normal."I'm aware of that. But those people don't define themselves as part of the LGBT CULTURE. Those people generally define themselves as an engineer, or an author, or a musician, or an Australian, or a man, or tall, or whatever they feel the dominant trait of their personality is. That's just how people label themselves. I'm not labeling them. They have done it themselves. I am simply pointing out that they can be expected to act in a way that matches the label they give themselves. If the label they choose is one based on sexuality, you should expect sexuality to show itself in virtually all of their activities, including WoW.For example, when someone says to me "So tell me about yourself," my response usually begins "Well, I'm a chemist..." and continues through my life and interests. but the label I give myself is that of a chemist. It is not unreasonable for people to expect me to talk about how chemistry relates to whatever the conversation is. It is similarly not unreasonable for people to expect people who label themselves with a sexual label to act in a sexual manner. In fact, i would say that it IS unreasonable to expect them NOT to act that way since it is counter to their personality. Blizzard is asking these people to do exactly that. i say let them do what they want, and if people don't like it they don't have to hang out in Goldshire on Moon Guard."Just as many "straight" folks are about nothing but their sexuality either"Of course they are. If the people on Moon Guard were primarily made up of members of a hetero swingers' movement, my comment would have been something like "What do you expect? They're swingers. Do you expect them to talk about the weather?"Think about this: If the problem were people being bombarded with chat and whispers and emotes about sports as soon as they entered Goldshire and it was determined that most of the people involved were hard core rugby players and I said "What do you expect? They identify themselves first as rugby players. You should expect that their activities would revolve around sports" would you be as upset? Of course not.You should come down off your soap box and notice what is lacking from my post. There is no judgment anywhere, in the first post or this one. People can do what they want, I couldn't care less. I would never call anyone "sluts or ho-bags" or say "OMG, they're shoving their straightness (or gayness) in our faces." If i didn't approve, i would simply separate myself from it so they can continue to enjoy their lives and i could enjoy mine, which is exactly what I advised people to do in my first post. If you don't like it, avoid it. It's not like you're chained down and forced to watch it. If you do like it, then by all means have fun. People who are offended by this but don't have a problem playing a game that involves brutally hacking people and creatures to death, or burning them alive, or poisoning them until they die in pain have a serious issue with priorities in their lives.And yes, THAT is a generalization that I will stand by.
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