homepage
  roll on christmas  
click here to find out more about ship of fools click here to sign up for the ship of fools newsletter click here to support ship of fools
community the mystery worshipper gadgets for god caption competition foolishness features ship stuff
discussion boards live chat cafe avatars frequently-asked questions the ten commandments gallery private boards register for the boards
 
Ship of Fools


Post new thread  Post a reply
My profile login | Register | Directory | Search | FAQs | Board home
   - Printer-friendly view Next oldest thread   Next newest thread
» Ship of Fools   » Community discussion   » Hell   » Homophobes (Page 2)

 - Email this page to a friend or enemy.  
Pages in this thread: 1  2 
 
Source: (consider it) Thread: Homophobes
Huia
Shipmate
# 3473

 - Posted      Profile for Huia   Email Huia   Send new private message       Edit/delete post   Reply with quote 
Tangent/ This is not a topic for Hell, because I am not trying to start a trans-Tasman war, but I am really intrigued by the social and political differences between Australia and New Zealand. I think I grew up being more aware of the similarities. I don't know enough to start a discussion in Purg, but just every so often I stumble up against something and am aware of the different approaches.

I'm not even sure where/how I would start increasing my knowledge.

Huia - Ignorance is not bliss.

--------------------
Charity gives food from the table, Justice gives a place at the table.

Posts: 9733 | From: Te Wai Pounamu | Registered: Oct 2002  |  IP: Logged
Patdys
Iron Wannabe
RooK-Annoyer
# 9397

 - Posted      Profile for Patdys     Send new private message       Edit/delete post   Reply with quote 
You're welcome to come and stay with us for a bit.

--------------------
Marathon run. Next Dream. Australian this time.

Posts: 3462 | Registered: Apr 2005  |  IP: Logged
Garden Hermit
Shipmate
# 109

 - Posted      Profile for Garden Hermit     Send new private message       Edit/delete post   Reply with quote 
Many years ago my job was to work amongst the Prostitutes of Balsall Heath in Birmingham. For a young man of 23 this was actually very frightening. Those Middle Aged women knew all there was to know about Male Sexuality. As one said to me 'I can seduce any man and I know exactly what to say and do to you'. As I didn't want to lose my job and in any way be compromised, I managed to resist any offer. However she said 'Men are not in charge of their sexuality. They can't seduce women. Any woman worth her salt can get the man they want to perform properly'. I asked her about 'Homosexuals'. 'No problem' she said. You are all the same. You all have a self-destruct button that's needs satisfying and you will do and pay anything to get it.
Posts: 1410 | From: Reading UK | Registered: May 2001  |  IP: Logged
Boogie

Boogie on down!
# 13538

 - Posted      Profile for Boogie     Send new private message       Edit/delete post   Reply with quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Garden Hermit:
Many years ago my job was to work amongst the Prostitutes of Balsall Heath in Birmingham. For a young man of 23 this was actually very frightening. Those Middle Aged women knew all there was to know about Male Sexuality. As one said to me 'I can seduce any man and I know exactly what to say and do to you'. As I didn't want to lose my job and in any way be compromised, I managed to resist any offer. However she said 'Men are not in charge of their sexuality. They can't seduce women. Any woman worth her salt can get the man they want to perform properly'. I asked her about 'Homosexuals'. 'No problem' she said. You are all the same. You all have a self-destruct button that's needs satisfying and you will do and pay anything to get it.

Good grief, do you believe that?

--------------------
Garden. Room. Walk

Posts: 12270 | From: Boogie Wonderland | Registered: Mar 2008  |  IP: Logged
orfeo

Ship's Musical Counterpoint
# 13878

 - Posted      Profile for orfeo   Author's homepage   Email orfeo   Send new private message       Edit/delete post   Reply with quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Garden Hermit:
I asked her about 'Homosexuals'. 'No problem' she said. You are all the same. You all have a self-destruct button that's needs satisfying and you will do and pay anything to get it.

Many years ago outside a train station in London, a woman asked me the time for the purpose of getting me to lean in close to her. She then asked me if I was interested in going somewhere to have sex. This homosexual said no and walked away, button unpressed.

You live your anecdote, and I'll live mine.

[ 03. April 2017, 11:27: Message edited by: orfeo ]

--------------------
Technology has brought us all closer together. Turns out a lot of the people you meet as a result are complete idiots.

Posts: 17916 | From: Under | Registered: Jul 2008  |  IP: Logged
orfeo

Ship's Musical Counterpoint
# 13878

 - Posted      Profile for orfeo   Author's homepage   Email orfeo   Send new private message       Edit/delete post   Reply with quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Gee D:
Perhaps 1 day soon......

I ain't holding my breath. The government has on this and many other topics locked itself into a fixed position in a way that is not very compatible with the way Parliamentary democracy actually works (i.e. "winning" an election does not give you control of the Parliament), and generally seems unable to untangle itself from the kinds of promises it made.

--------------------
Technology has brought us all closer together. Turns out a lot of the people you meet as a result are complete idiots.

Posts: 17916 | From: Under | Registered: Jul 2008  |  IP: Logged
Gee D
Shipmate
# 13815

 - Posted      Profile for Gee D     Send new private message       Edit/delete post   Reply with quote 
Soon is a relative rather than an exact term, but don't hold your breath at all.

--------------------
Not every Anglican in Sydney is Sydney Anglican

Posts: 6276 | From: Warrawee NSW Australia | Registered: Jun 2008  |  IP: Logged
Soror Magna
Shipmate
# 9881

 - Posted      Profile for Soror Magna   Email Soror Magna   Send new private message       Edit/delete post   Reply with quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Garden Hermit:
... Those Middle Aged women knew all there was to know about Male Sexuality. ...

Well, not really. They do know a lot about the sexuality of a subset of men who purchase sexual services from middle-aged prostitutes, however.

--------------------
"You come with me to room 1013 over at the hospital, I'll show you America. Terminal, crazy and mean." -- Tony Kushner, "Angels in America"

Posts: 5244 | From: Caprica City | Registered: Jul 2005  |  IP: Logged
lilBuddha
Shipmate
# 14333

 - Posted      Profile for lilBuddha     Send new private message       Edit/delete post   Reply with quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Soror Magna:
quote:
Originally posted by Garden Hermit:
... Those Middle Aged women knew all there was to know about Male Sexuality. ...

Well, not really. They do know a lot about the sexuality of a subset of men who purchase sexual services from middle-aged prostitutes, however.
Silly Soror, of course they can push the buttons of even gay men as there are no such thing as real homosexuals. Just men who've decided to be perverse and women who have not met the right man. Or who have succumb to the wiles of the sapphic satanic propaganda. AKA feminism.

--------------------
So goodnight moon, I want the sun
If it's not here soon, I might be done
No it won't be too soon 'til I say goodnight moon

- A. N. Parsley, D. Mcvinni

Posts: 15793 | From: out of the corner of your eye | Registered: Dec 2008  |  IP: Logged
Anglican't
Shipmate
# 15292

 - Posted      Profile for Anglican't   Email Anglican't   Send new private message       Edit/delete post   Reply with quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Garden Hermit:
Many years ago my job was to work amongst the Prostitutes of Balsall Heath in Birmingham...As one said to me 'I can seduce any man and I know exactly what to say and do to you'.


quote:
I managed to resist any offer.
So she couldn't then.
Posts: 3556 | From: London, England | Registered: Nov 2009  |  IP: Logged
Anselmina
Ship's barmaid
# 3032

 - Posted      Profile for Anselmina     Send new private message       Edit/delete post   Reply with quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Garden Hermit:
Many years ago my job was to work amongst the Prostitutes of Balsall Heath in Birmingham. For a young man of 23 this was actually very frightening. Those Middle Aged women knew all there was to know about Male Sexuality. As one said to me 'I can seduce any man and I know exactly what to say and do to you'. As I didn't want to lose my job and in any way be compromised, I managed to resist any offer. However she said 'Men are not in charge of their sexuality. They can't seduce women. Any woman worth her salt can get the man they want to perform properly'. I asked her about 'Homosexuals'. 'No problem' she said. You are all the same. You all have a self-destruct button that's needs satisfying and you will do and pay anything to get it.

And now that you're not, presumably, a frightened young man of 23 you know what kind of bullshit this is. Not even all heterosexuals 'are the same' when it comes to sex.

As Soror Magna says, no doubt she knew a lot about the kind of men who pay women to fuck them. However, I'm willing to believe that doesn't include every man who ever lived, including the ones who don't want EVERY and/or ANY woman to fuck them.

--------------------
Irish dogs needing homes! http://www.dogactionwelfaregroup.ie/ Greyhounds and Lurchers are shipped over to England for rehoming too!

Posts: 9861 | From: The Wee North | Registered: Jul 2002  |  IP: Logged
Dark Knight

Super Zero
# 9415

 - Posted      Profile for Dark Knight   Email Dark Knight   Send new private message       Edit/delete post   Reply with quote 
"Men are not in charge of their sexuality." [Roll Eyes]
Sounds like a wonderful rape defence to me. "I couldn't help it, your Honour! I'm not in charge of my sexuality! She knew how to push my buttons!"
Was this rather pointless anecdote shared with the denizens for a purpose other than giving us a new chew toy?

Posts: 2731 | From: Beyond the Yellow Brick Road | Registered: Apr 2005  |  IP: Logged
Garden Hermit
Shipmate
# 109

 - Posted      Profile for Garden Hermit     Send new private message       Edit/delete post   Reply with quote 
Men do pay for Sex. Most of them. The 'old' prostitutes of Balsall Heath and Soho may have long gone working out of Flats in Dingy Areas. They have been replaced by Escort Agencies and Massage Parlours (though these final ones are in decline due to Police and Council Crackdowns). One of my final jobs was in Advertising - our Main Clients (which we didn't like) were Escorts and Parlours accounted for 16% of all our Advertising and most of our Profits. The Sex Trade is now estimated by the Inland Revenue as around 1% of GDP. Strip Shows, Gentleman's Clubs, Pole Dancing, Lap Dancing, X-Rated downloads, Videos and DVDs, Playboy and other Magazines, nude Houseworkers, TV and Hotel 'Red' Pay Channels - the list is enormous.
Posts: 1410 | From: Reading UK | Registered: May 2001  |  IP: Logged
lilBuddha
Shipmate
# 14333

 - Posted      Profile for lilBuddha     Send new private message       Edit/delete post   Reply with quote 
Porn isn't "paying for sex" in the same way that engaging a prostitute is. Neither are strip clubs, etc. unless they also include acts of prostitution.
So, "most men pay for sex" is an inaccurate statement because your criteria are not how most people think of it. Those activities are exploitive as well, so I'm not defending them, but they are not precisely equivilant.

--------------------
So goodnight moon, I want the sun
If it's not here soon, I might be done
No it won't be too soon 'til I say goodnight moon

- A. N. Parsley, D. Mcvinni

Posts: 15793 | From: out of the corner of your eye | Registered: Dec 2008  |  IP: Logged
Garden Hermit
Shipmate
# 109

 - Posted      Profile for Garden Hermit     Send new private message       Edit/delete post   Reply with quote 
If you all want to know about the UKs prostitution trade (and London now apparently has the most Trafficked Eastern European Girls in the whole of the EU.) then I suggest you ask someone who works in the Hotel Trade. At weekends 95% of rooms are let to 'rich old men' with an 'Escort'. I don't approve. But lets not pretend it isn't one of the UK growth industries especially for foreign tourists especially from the Middle East.
Posts: 1410 | From: Reading UK | Registered: May 2001  |  IP: Logged
lilBuddha
Shipmate
# 14333

 - Posted      Profile for lilBuddha     Send new private message       Edit/delete post   Reply with quote 
I'm not saying there is not a problem with prostitution, exploitation, trafficking and all that. There is and not enough is done to try to fix this.
But grouping wanking to porn in with prostitution and quoting doubtful statistics doesn't help.
"let's not pretend" [Roll Eyes] I can be accused of many things, but overlooking the exploitation of women sure as fuck isn't one of them.

--------------------
So goodnight moon, I want the sun
If it's not here soon, I might be done
No it won't be too soon 'til I say goodnight moon

- A. N. Parsley, D. Mcvinni

Posts: 15793 | From: out of the corner of your eye | Registered: Dec 2008  |  IP: Logged
Garden Hermit
Shipmate
# 109

 - Posted      Profile for Garden Hermit     Send new private message       Edit/delete post   Reply with quote 
Maybe we should talk about 'Escort Agencies', - which is basically the way round Prostitution Laws in the UK. Every single one is offering Sex with the Escorts - Here's the preamble to would-be escorts from the most upmarket and legal Escort Agency - 'However, you need to be comfortable with having sex with your clients, because it is unofficially accepted that they are paying you in part for it. If you are not ready to provide sexual services as well, your career as an escort will be very limited because there are clients who just want your company for a brief period of time.'
Posts: 1410 | From: Reading UK | Registered: May 2001  |  IP: Logged
Marvin the Martian

Interplanetary
# 4360

 - Posted      Profile for Marvin the Martian     Send new private message       Edit/delete post   Reply with quote 
quote:
Originally posted by lilBuddha:
Porn isn't "paying for sex" in the same way that engaging a prostitute is.

Besides which, who the hell pays for porn any more?

--------------------
Hail Gallaxhar

Posts: 29693 | From: Adrift on a sea of surreality | Registered: Apr 2003  |  IP: Logged
Penny S
Shipmate
# 14768

 - Posted      Profile for Penny S     Send new private message       Edit/delete post   Reply with quote 
"Most"? As in nearly all? As in most of the men in church and at Meeting? As in most of the men I have met at work? As in most of my men friends?

I don't believe you.

Some. Obviously. But most? What is your evidence?

Oh, and "Gentlemen's Clubs". Not, by any reasonable definition, gentlemen.

[ 04. April 2017, 11:22: Message edited by: Penny S ]

Posts: 5614 | Registered: May 2009  |  IP: Logged
Doc Tor
Deepest Red
# 9748

 - Posted      Profile for Doc Tor     Send new private message       Edit/delete post   Reply with quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Garden Hermit:
At weekends 95% of rooms are let to 'rich old men' with an 'Escort'.

[citation needed]

--------------------
Improbable Botany

Posts: 8362 | From: Ultima Thule | Registered: Jul 2005  |  IP: Logged
Anselmina
Ship's barmaid
# 3032

 - Posted      Profile for Anselmina     Send new private message       Edit/delete post   Reply with quote 
Garden Hermit, stop the distraction tactics. You made a post citing a prostitute's opinion of all men's sexuality, regardless of orientation. And you appear to have uncritically received this opinion as gospel; perhaps rather as one might expect a naive 23 year old to do?

'Oh yeah, this prostitute says that even homosexuals will pay for sex with women, so obviously they're not really homosexuals, are they? It's just a myth!'

However, you are not now a stupid 23 year old with no mind of your own. So for once follow through your original post. Just because an experienced sex worker has some insight - not surprisingly - into the sexual habits of men who want to use prostitutes, doesn't actually make her the Masters and Johnson of Birmingham, and the rest of the world.

--------------------
Irish dogs needing homes! http://www.dogactionwelfaregroup.ie/ Greyhounds and Lurchers are shipped over to England for rehoming too!

Posts: 9861 | From: The Wee North | Registered: Jul 2002  |  IP: Logged
lilBuddha
Shipmate
# 14333

 - Posted      Profile for lilBuddha     Send new private message       Edit/delete post   Reply with quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Garden Hermit:
Maybe we should talk about 'Escort Agencies'

Why? So we can ignore your ignorant comment about homosexuals?

quote:
Originally posted by Anselmina:
However, you are not now a stupid 23 year old with no mind of your own.

Well, he's not 23...

--------------------
So goodnight moon, I want the sun
If it's not here soon, I might be done
No it won't be too soon 'til I say goodnight moon

- A. N. Parsley, D. Mcvinni

Posts: 15793 | From: out of the corner of your eye | Registered: Dec 2008  |  IP: Logged
Boogie

Boogie on down!
# 13538

 - Posted      Profile for Boogie     Send new private message       Edit/delete post   Reply with quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Garden Hermit:
Maybe we should talk about 'Escort Agencies', - which is basically the way round Prostitution Laws in the UK. Every single one is offering Sex with the Escorts - Here's the preamble to would-be escorts from the most upmarket and legal Escort Agency - 'However, you need to be comfortable with having sex with your clients, because it is unofficially accepted that they are paying you in part for it. If you are not ready to provide sexual services as well, your career as an escort will be very limited because there are clients who just want your company for a brief period of time.'

You've clearly done a great deal of research on this subject [Roll Eyes]

--------------------
Garden. Room. Walk

Posts: 12270 | From: Boogie Wonderland | Registered: Mar 2008  |  IP: Logged
Bishops Finger
Shipmate
# 5430

 - Posted      Profile for Bishops Finger   Email Bishops Finger   Send new private message       Edit/delete post   Reply with quote 
Yes, methinks the Gentleman doth protest too much....

[Two face]

IJ

--------------------
The future is another country - they might do things differently there...

Posts: 7831 | From: With The Glums At The Bus Stop | Registered: Jan 2004  |  IP: Logged
Penny S
Shipmate
# 14768

 - Posted      Profile for Penny S     Send new private message       Edit/delete post   Reply with quote 
Interesting to read this in conjunction with his opinions about the feminisation of the church and women taking the world over in general.
Posts: 5614 | Registered: May 2009  |  IP: Logged
Bishops Finger
Shipmate
# 5430

 - Posted      Profile for Bishops Finger   Email Bishops Finger   Send new private message       Edit/delete post   Reply with quote 
O how I wish some strong (but sensible) women* would come along, and take over the world by scolding Trim, Kutin, and Prump into behaving themselves...

*Benedictine nuns, perhaps? Or Michelle Obama, Nicola Sturgeon, and Angela Merkel acting in concert?

IJ

--------------------
The future is another country - they might do things differently there...

Posts: 7831 | From: With The Glums At The Bus Stop | Registered: Jan 2004  |  IP: Logged
orfeo

Ship's Musical Counterpoint
# 13878

 - Posted      Profile for orfeo   Author's homepage   Email orfeo   Send new private message       Edit/delete post   Reply with quote 
The amount of confirmation bias caused by having visited one seedy hotel in the middle of London is staggering.

--------------------
Technology has brought us all closer together. Turns out a lot of the people you meet as a result are complete idiots.

Posts: 17916 | From: Under | Registered: Jul 2008  |  IP: Logged
Crœsos
Shipmate
# 238

 - Posted      Profile for Crœsos     Send new private message       Edit/delete post   Reply with quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Garden Hermit:
Maybe we should talk about 'Escort Agencies'. . .

Oh, if only this website had a way you could start a "New Topic", perhaps with some kind of button at the bottom of the page! Then you could have the kind of discussion you're really into, about escorts and prostitutes.

--------------------
Humani nil a me alienum puto

Posts: 10115 | From: Sardis, Lydia | Registered: May 2001  |  IP: Logged
Doc Tor
Deepest Red
# 9748

 - Posted      Profile for Doc Tor     Send new private message       Edit/delete post   Reply with quote 
I could take a straw poll from the hosts as to where such a thread might go. I'm guessing Circus...

--------------------
Improbable Botany

Posts: 8362 | From: Ultima Thule | Registered: Jul 2005  |  IP: Logged
Sioni Sais
Shipmate
# 5713

 - Posted      Profile for Sioni Sais   Email Sioni Sais   Send new private message       Edit/delete post   Reply with quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Doc Tor:
I could take a straw poll from the hosts as to where such a thread might go. I'm guessing Circus...

Probably Piccadilly Circus.

--------------------
If someone takes a shot at President Trump will his bodyguards shout "Donald Duck"?

Posts: 23739 | From: Newport, Wales | Registered: Apr 2004  |  IP: Logged
rolyn
Shipmate
# 16840

 - Posted      Profile for rolyn         Edit/delete post   Reply with quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Bishops Finger:
O how I wish some strong (but sensible) women would come along, and take over the world by scolding Trim, Kutin, and Prump into behaving themselves...

Come come. There is no such thing as naughty Dictators, only naughty behaviour.

--------------------
Change is the only certainty of existence

Posts: 2936 | From: U.K. | Registered: Dec 2011  |  IP: Logged



Pages in this thread: 1  2 
 
Post new thread  Post a reply Close thread   Feature thread   Move thread   Delete thread Next oldest thread   Next newest thread
 - Printer-friendly view
Go to:

Contact us | Ship of Fools | Privacy statement

© Ship of Fools 2016

Powered by Infopop Corporation
UBB.classicTM 6.5.0

 
Check out Reform magazine
sip of fools mugs from your favourite nautical website
 
  ship of fools