This oppression ran so deep and is so ingrained in the cultural psyche of Western civilization arguably since the Second World War and probably earlier , that in many ways effeminacy became a subtle means of identification among like-minded individuals.
Now, let's talk about the broader notion of why gay men as a social group display effeminacy more easily than straight men. Posts are not checked for accuracy, and do not represent the views of the Actuarial Outpost or its sponsors. Gay society in the 70s started to break out of old trends by emphasizing the hypermasculine look, primarily due to the effects of Stonewall, increased visibility, a desire to pursue equal rights.
Originally Posted by 3rookie Spocker, even though that may be a quote from a maniac, this probably isn't the best place for it.
The Spocker Guest. Originally Posted by atomic And when you're done, maybe you should actually meet some of us. Is this merely due to being able to act natural among friends, and have to 'hide' in 'professional' environments? R friggin N.
Find all posts by atomic. Social norms play an enormous role in the observability of the true relative frequencies, because these behaviors are maskable.
The Spocker. Jables Wonderboy CAS.
Why do some gay men have lisps and limp wrists? Posting Rules. Crazy Go Nuts University Favorite beer: He compares it to the redneck accent, which like the gay voice, transcends all manner of geographical and cultural barriers. Spocker, even though that may be a quote from a maniac, this probably isn't the best place for it.
Originally Posted by atomic Okay, if you want my honest opinion, and are serious about trying to understand what I have to say about the subject, then I fully expect that I will not be ridiculed or dismissed.
To understand this, one must place modern gay American culture within the proper historical context. Originally Posted by GraffixMan I've always thought those 2 characteristics were derived from low testosterone levels, but I have nothing to back it up.
Tiny Thumbs Up Member. If you genuinely have a desire to understand what it means to be gay, and who we are, I suggest you take a course in gay studies, or visit the local library and research the history of gay culture in America.
Do you change how you act with who you're with? Originally Posted by Tiny Thumbs Up.
Is there a correlation?