The first time I was exposed to gay bashing was in a creative writing class in college.
One of the students had handed in a story about a gay man being lured out of the bar, into an alley for the anticipated consensual sex – only to be confronted with 4 more men – all of whom then slurname call, beat and then in turn, rape him.
The class had 6 students.
There was that male biracial student and myself the same age.
Then there was a middle aged housewife and three retirees.
So it was really edgy of him and I couldn’t wrap my brain around the rape part. it seemed so inconsistent.
but I knew it wasn’t a fiction story.
Now it makes absolute sense. Our brains process sex and violence in the same part of our brains.
Which is why, if the modern era had encountered the bonobos before the more ranged chimpanzees, the entire understanding our ourselves through the science – soft science of behavioral to the psychological – would have been entirely different.
But it is that very self correcting and internal checks and balances that allows science to progress while religion stagnates and is the status quo to be overcome.
the dominance and submission reverbs
if they accepted themselves, they could accept others
being able to work and play well is the measure of socialization and emotional intelligence
not being able to and demanding the whole world conform
that is abhorrent to nature
infinite diversity in infinite combinations
Star Trek… Gene Roddenbury
keep on trekking