Sunday, January 20, 2008

So what?

According to a Fox News report, a Californian newspaper, the Orange County Register, has conducted an investigation into the display of photographs of water polo players on gay websites:

... some of the pictures, of boys as young as 14, were displayed next to photos of nude young men and graphic sexual content.

An international water polo official and a spokeswoman for a group of Orange County water polo parents says it's "just horrible" for someone to "take what these kids are doing and take it out of context and exploit these images."
We haven't really come to terms yet with the fact that some people are attracted to their own sex.

Gay men are going to enjoy the sight of young water polo players, and there doesn't have to be anything directly sexual about this. A gay man is just as likely to find a boy beautiful as is Germaine Greer, but only in one of those cases is there a social reaction of horror.

Homosexual people are no more likely, so far as I am aware, to be paedophiles than are heterosexual people. But there is a deep prejudice that says the opposite. There's also a deep distaste for homosexuality that becomes overt in cases like this - even where the polo players are over 18 there's a sense of horror at the idea that gay men might find them attractive.

Well, they're going to. Get over it.

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