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If you think you're not a homophobe, remember that this dude thinks he's not one either
YOU COULD BE WRONG ABOUT HOW HOMOPHOBIC YOU ARE
@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.”
@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.
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