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@bgcarlisle I’m afraid I must go with @zigg on this one. Semi-conscious dog whistles are still dog whistles. Bad faith can convince one of a lot. But as you say, it still makes one culpable. The resentment here was palpable and ugly. There’s no way that wasn’t planned with an edge of, “this here is a straight town, perverts.”

@Shufei @zigg I'm not saying the guy is innocent, acting in good faith, or that on some level he doesn't *know* what message he's sending

But he probably actually thinks of himself as a good, non-homophobic person

@bgcarlisle @zigg I wonder... and it brings up a salient issue: The good/bad faith razor has been useful to me personally in understanding such duplicity. But there is a muddy muddled middle, where people make themselves believe they aren’t acting in bad faith even when on some level they quasi-consciously are. Cognitive dissonance. How do homophobes face those people they claim are their “gay friends”? Through such gymnastics.

@Shufei @bgcarlisle @zigg Yes, it’s interesting. You both may be right. One can operate in both good and bad faith on the same decision. It’s a problem.

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