Hi everyone--I have a question, which I'm sure will rile up the less-than-friendly folks on this board, but I am truly curious. I might be out of the loop because I'm older than the traditional law student.When people say stuff like "stop being gay" on these message boards, do they mean:a) stop being dumb (or something similar), as I've heard "gay" no longer necessarily means homosexual in this context, orb) stop being homosexual, as if the person said something stupid because s/he is actually gay and must therefore be stupid?Although some statements I've read on this board are clearly meant to be anti-gay, it seems like the above one might not actually be intended to be anti-gay. I want to know if I should think the person who wrote that (or something like it) is a homophobic idiot or not.Relatedly, why are there so many homophobic statements made on this board? Are law students as a group more homophobic than others, or are secretly gay-curious law students more likely than other groups to try to cover it up by gay-bashing?Thanks!
This post is gay. Some people think that it is stupid to be gay. Therefore "gay" became another word for "stupid" or "dumb"You can use "gay" to mean "dumb" without thinking that it is dumb to be gay. Or you can use it that way because you think it is dumb to be gay. Either way, stop being gay.
Yeah, I use those also. If someone is being cheap, you can say stop being jewish. Each race and lifestyle choice has their stereotypes. It is ok to say something in a joking manner and not really mean it. Lets all just stop being offended at everything. If you dont agree with being gay you should be able to say so. Everyone is so uptight. Relax and get over yourself. Now if someone is honestly racist I have a problem with that. Just learn to laugh at yourself and the funny parts of your culture.
Stop being such a fag about this. Lighten up. What are you? A woman? In all seriousness, everyone needs to stop being so PC. This is a message board. If you are offended by a comment, then you're not just gay, but you're pathetic. I'd also advise you to seriously consider a profession other than the law. (and by the way..."stop being gay" generally means "stop being stupid/dumb")In any event, ever heard of a little something I like to call the 1st Amendment?