On Bullying | Spiritual Friendship:
'via Blog this'
Funny, I never thought of this before- but sometimes, the lie of sexual orientation is merely giving in to years of abuse from homophobes or heterophobes.
Since my comment to Spiritual Friendship didn't post- I may have been banned there- here is a synopsis of my thoughts upon reading this topic.
I could have written this post. But with nearly 20 years advantage in maturity on the author, my story ends very differently. In 2000, at age 30, I was diagnosed with High Functioning Autism Level 1, formerly known as Asperger's. Before that, the bullying never made sense to me. I was interested in dating women, I had no idea why they called me fag and queer. Why, in the cruel middle school game of Smear the Queer, I was always the queer.
I now know. Any kid with strange mannerisms, who doesn't quite get social niceties, is queer.
Sexual Orientation is a myth. It is the myth of the bullies. Accepting the label is giving in to the bullying.
And that is why I am often seen as opposed to gays, as "living in a different reality"- because I do not accept the myth of sexual orientation.