Heterophobia

Heterophobia: Does it Exist?

 

In a world, becoming increasingly tolerant of so-called “alternative lifestyles,” is there also a simultaneous devaluing of the former, heterosexual, nuclear family ideal? Well, it’s certainly something worth pondering, no?

We’re Here…we’re Hetero…

In all seriousness, the world has an amazing way of righting its wrongs. Is it plausible that heterosexuals may now suffer from the same persecution that many of them have dealt out to the homosexual community? Sounds a bit far-fetched I’m sure, but…

Consider the Following…

Marriage rates amongst heterosexuals are drastically plummeting. In fact, it has been said that marriage declined nearly 60% since 1970! Furthermore, marriage is no longer considered the be-all-and-end-all for heterosexual relationships. Many simply choose to cohabit and raise their family, ring-free. Many even marry multiple times. What’s more, marriage is also occurring later in life for those who see it as a restriction rather than liberation.

On the Flip Side…

Homosexuality was, at a point in the recent past, considered by many to be synonymous with promiscuity. Perhaps this was mainly due to the fact that they were not “allowed” to marry, and thus were often expected to hide their preferences and carry out their romances in secret. However, in recent years homosexuality has become something that society celebrates. Rather than chastising and judging, society has taken to encouraging and even promoting their lifestyles.

Case in Point, Michael Sam…

While previously considered taboo for professional athletes to ever “come out of the closet,” and many have been reportedly stricken with lives that include hiring female “beards” to appear more socially acceptable, we have now entered into an age in which not only can players be open about homosexual preferences, but people will love them for it! Michael Sam is considered a hero by many for his bravery in terms of boldly stating his sexual preference, and has even graced the cover of a plethora of publications whilst lip-locked with his (super hot) beau.

On the Other Hand…

Married and marrying heterosexual couples have not been getting much slack at all. The media has had a field day with Kimye, and Beyonce was sufficiently chastised for her “too sexy” Grammy performance in which she pumped and gyrated (as she has so often been known to do) on her own husband. Sure there’s something to be said for modesty, but in the same token homosexual, PDA’s seem to be on the increase and anyone who dares voice their disdain for such a thing is all but bullied into silence.

Indeed, we have now entered into an age in which the idea of a nuclear family has been all but obliterated and after years of maintaining a 50% divorce rate, marriages between heterosexuals no longer seem to get the credit they may deserve. Granted, some are just looking to “stick it” to the ones who “stuck it” to them, but could there ever come a day when straight couples are forced into hiding so as to not promote their shameful and overly promiscuous lifestyles?

The Bottom Line…

Society dictates to us what it normal and acceptable. In such a hyper-sexual world, the “who” of things often seems to trump the “why.” That is to say, people seem to care more about the “sex” of your mate than about whether or not you’re truly happy, and good for one another.

Personally, I feel that gay, straight, or asexual, it’s all the same. We are all entitled to our opinions, but what we are not entitled to do is go around forcing our beliefs on others. At the end of the day, we are all hue-mans and the profound irony of this issue is that hetero and homophobes have one primary thing in common: they are each way too concerned about who is sleeping with whom…

Venus L

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