Fun fact for today: Gay men are not accesories
12:07 AM | Author: Rambunctious WhipperSnapper
Now, some of you already know this, by virtue of being Gay men or by having a slightly more evolved brain than the common house rat. However, some people seem not to be aware of this fact.

This article
in Outlook which defines the relationships between gay men and straight women as "the need for straight women to have a man to take along shopping because their husbands and boyfriends refuse to do so".

It's such a stereotypical article, right down to the picture of a token gay writer and his female friend.

Here is a newsflash for the reject Dostana script writers Outlook calls staff reporters: Gay men are not something you carry around like a handbag made of alligator skin. We're not all about , "differentiating between forty different shades of brown" as you say. I only know one person who can do that, and even he can only tell the difference between a maximum of three different shades of brown. (Am I right, Pepe?).

Also, I can't speak for other people, but me and my hag have a friendship based on something much deeper than some superficial reason. We're friends because both of us are more intelligent and much better suited to run the world than other, lesser mortals. And both of us hate shopping like it's the plague. Although, our collective book collections could fill an Olympic sized stadium. And before you go out on a limb, ask us, and end up wetting yourself, we don't lend. Nothing personal, we're just very cheap and uptight.

Also, from what I know, even Will & Grace, which seems to be your source of knowledge about the gay universe, have a much deeper relationship than
the convoluted logic that "a gay friend also keeps women safe from other predatory males". Excuse me, these women live in India. Even the secret service couldn't keep them away from "predatory males" (aka husbands).

And FYI, the only gay people who get girl talk are a special interest group.


They are called Lesbians.

--Tada--


Now please excuse me while I search for a lonely, fat, straight woman who looks at issues through the same "emotional eyeglasses". Cause, those big, large eyeglasses are just so 2007.
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On November 22, 2008 at 1:33 AM , D said...

Ouch! Did someone actually say than and it went into print unedited?!

It must be too much to expect some people to have brains that are more evolved than common house rat!

 
On November 22, 2008 at 3:50 AM , Prash said...

You started to talk about the gay men & bags and identifying different color of shades of brown...why did the word pepe strike my mind immediately ! hahahahaha...

If the Stereotyped ideas make a theme for an article in a news magazine, then it is clear that the Editor is an idiot !

 
On November 22, 2008 at 4:03 AM , Neha said...

Omg...i'm Soooo ur lonely fat straight woman!! I'm here I'm here! Ur search is over!!!

Heheh, well me and my gay best friend go shopping...because we both love with it a vengeance! Its soooo much fun!! Only thing is, he ends up looking good in everything he buys..while I look like a sacko of potatoes in just about anything! Hmph!

But yeah...I get ur point...our relationship is so much deeper than shopping excursions! I mean, we actually talk about "deep" stuff...like...ummm....oh yeah! In which movie does Matt Daemon look the hottest? Or...what matches with the new black shoes (his)...or..what to wear to the club? :p...superficial? Us? Nooooooooooooooo!

Anyway, Keep writing Rambolicious!

PS: How did u like Dostana??

 
On November 22, 2008 at 4:05 AM , A rebel all the way... said...

:))).....I laughed out aloud when I saw the title of the article - "A Man for All Reasons"...hahahaha....
and you have a hag?? hmmm....thats interesting...

 
On November 22, 2008 at 6:24 AM , Crazy Sam said...

Great post Whippy! Again another fine example of how media is trying to push views of a small bunch of homosexuals as the voice of entire Indian gays.

I also was surprised to know that you have a hag. How come you never mentioned about her? In my case, if at all I and Phoebe go for shopping, I swear it would be her to differentiate between forty different shades of brown.

And gay guys and girl talk? That statement is so cooked up!

 
On November 22, 2008 at 8:58 AM , unsungpsalm said...

"Gay guys don't judge"??
What bull! I judge my ass off!

And I actually know the guy Daniel on page 2 of the article (He doesn't know me though.)
Very indirectly. Awfully bold of him to let himself be photographed like that!

 
On November 22, 2008 at 9:39 AM , unsungpsalm said...

But I still don't find the write-up all that bad.

Stereotypes are okay, sometimes. At least, these ones. So much better than the Fashion types.

So they've written purely about one section of the Gay Community. Atleast it's not only the crossdressing one, for a change.

Look at the positive side for once, guys!

 
On November 22, 2008 at 10:06 AM , Crazy Sam said...

Unsung: I agree on that one, Unsung! Thanks for letting us look at it from a different perspective. But even then, why is media so adamant on promoting stereotypes? Coz stereotyping sells? Journalism has no moral and ethics?

On a lighter note, that Daniel is kinda cute though! :P

 
On November 22, 2008 at 10:58 AM , Hish said...

Awesome post! Bitchy and true, I like.

Although, I would like to perpetuate the stereotype by saying that I would like a fag hag. The problem is that my female friends don't realize the wonders I would do to their fashion sense...

 
On November 22, 2008 at 6:37 PM , unsungpsalm said...

*Sam
Yes Sammy, stereotypes sell. Without them, the customer base would shrink. They wouldn't be able to sustain themselves and would shut down.
So that's where you have to make your choice.

It's not their fault, it's ours. They cater to our desires, and change must occur within us... and not simply in matters relating to issues that affect us.

 
On November 23, 2008 at 10:47 AM , Firebolt said...

I'm a lesbian and even I don't get girl talk. How can all gay men?

Stereotypes sell. I'm one myself. That makes stereotyping all the more outrageous. Not all lesbians are butches, just like not all gay men enjoy shopping.

 
On November 24, 2008 at 2:20 AM , Stray said...

Aha, I read the article and don't believe for a moment that gay men compliment straight women. They accessorize quite well with straight men too.

Some of my best mates are gay and I dig the fact that ze unsuspecting straight women queue up to chat them up. Gives straight, shy guys like me a better chance at "making frandship" with said women.

What better place for the male honeybees to pick up a member of the opposite sex than on the outside of the honey pot with a VIP pass in hand, I say.

 
On November 24, 2008 at 4:17 AM , DewdropDream said...

I read that piece and I immediately thought about how you'd rip it apart. Thank you for putting my wait to an end :D

I'm rather irked by it of course. Been meaning to do a post myself and shall link you up when I do that.

 
On November 24, 2008 at 7:47 AM , chandni said...

U have a hag??????? One who reads, who doesn't like shopping! Quite a woman that!

And I agree, she should get more air time :P

 
On November 25, 2008 at 10:42 PM , Rambunctious WhipperSnapper said...

@D: yup .. that's what they call "journalism" in India these days .... and yes expecting people to have brains is just too much these days ..

@prash: I think we tink of Pepe because we all are in awe of him..... and the editor of the magazine is an idiot, he is a big fan of a certain Mrs G.

@neha: haha .. I knew that ... I look like two sack of potatoes and a box of donuts in everything I wear .... You guys are soooo not superficial ... .. dostana is another post ... :P ...

@rebel: well, i thought we had had that discussion .... I'l remember to memo you next time .. :P :P ...

@crazy sam: not even a bunch sammy, a few gay people quoted out of context .. that's what passes for journalism these days ... i did talk about my hag in a post a few months ago ....

@usp: Yup .... other people do arts and crafts, we judge .... I would get myself photographed too but sadly my image does not show up on camera ....

Also, I don't agree that the wrong conversation is better than the right conversation ... I think that no conversation is much better than the wrong kind of conversation ....

@hish: hehe ... we all need a fag hag hish .. and you seem to have a good fashion sense too ...

@firebolt: My point exactly . not all lesbians are butch .. I mean look at LL .... people need to open their eyes and see things as they really are ... although if they do that, how will they sell magazines?...

@stray: yeah ... I guess Gay is the new "I just broke up with the love of my life!!" ... and why is none of your blogs open to public? .. we would like to read ze stray's blog ....

@ddd: hehe .. thanks .... it is quite an irking post ... waitin for your post ....

@chandni: Yeah ... she's quite a woman ... Oh, no!! I think all this celebrity has gone to her head ... :P ....

 
On November 26, 2008 at 2:49 AM , bloggingknight said...

:D hehe tight slap to stereotypes.

Great post :)

 
On November 26, 2008 at 9:50 AM , unsungpsalm said...

*Ramby
You don't show up on camera?

Or did you mean all of you doesn't show up on camera?






Sigh!
I think I'm getting bored of the fat jokes.
Is there nothing else about you, Ramby, that one can pick at... and maybe even penetrate your thick skin with?

 
On November 26, 2008 at 9:51 AM , unsungpsalm said...

And yes, agreed with Ramby.
We DEMAND to read Stray's blog!

 
On November 27, 2008 at 3:31 AM , pepe M. said...

beyatch!

now stop stereotyping me :)

mwah!!!

 
On November 28, 2008 at 2:22 PM , Ronnie. said...

Thank You! This was very good! Keep up the good-work!

 
On March 13, 2009 at 6:58 PM , flygye12 said...

ha ha ha ! good one this one...still got a lot of catching up to do. (for eg i wish someone would directly guide me to the posts where Dark Knight finally confesses to his Knightly business with Nick LOL)


saw some parts of the Filmfare awards on some of the news channels. These awards functions seem to have lots of gay innuendos now a days (with Amitabh and other oldies/family guys Laughing sportingly on them). Do these double meaning gay jokes actually help gay lifestyle become more accceptable or does it make being gay a joke? I don't think i like the idea of being taken as a joke :(