Why do homophobics feel so at ease sharing their tirades with me? I will never agree with what they have to say, and I am not even remotely interested. Yet, at several points in my life, people would suddenly feel the need to share how much they dislike homosexuals and why. Their spew of prejudice doesn't require any encouragement. It just goes on and on.
It's not just homophobes. Since I chose to be vegetarian, I have attended 5 weddings. At 2 of them, I was reprimanded for being "troublesome" and "overly religious." On both occasions, my vegetarian meals were served ala carte, so it did not disrupt the menu for the other guests. Yet, people feel the need -- and the moral justification -- to bombard me with their objections to what is different.
Why? Most importantly, is there a polite way of telling these people to shove off? One of my ex-classmates is an argumentative lawyer who also happens to be a loud-mouthed homophobe. He had expressed many times that he believes homosexuals should be strung up and whipped. I really hate it when he talks like that. In fact, right now I wish he would be strung up and whipped for saying things like these.
Not exactly very progressive and tolerant of me.
I feel like shouting at people these past few days. It has been about a month since I last practiced yoga, and I think the lack of practice is starting to tear at the edges of my sanity. I gave myself exactly one month of rest after the surgery. So, 3rd of May, please come soon. Otherwise I might not have any friends left.