That Book - Little Black Book - Queer in the 21st Century
Great Exclamations Over This Little Black Book
I have read a number of warnings about looking into the little black book entitled, "Little Black Book Queer in the 21st Century."
Here's the most wide-spread warning: (Caution: extremely gross and disgusting. We debated posting this in unedited form; we did so because it was given to schoolchildren in a public school, written with public money. Unfortunately, it's necessary that the public see it.)
Strangely enough, when I got an electronic copy of the book so I could find out what all the negative talk was about, I found nothing more than a supportive little book - a pamphlet - for gay youth which is quite mild and filled with reasonable information.
That this book has caused an outcry is unacceptable because it's not the BOOK that is the problem... it's the behaviors, voices and actions of people who refuse to see Little Black Book - Queer in the 21st Century for what it really is...
It's simply a gay youth support pamphlet...sheesh!
Have a look and see for yourself...nothing is extremely gross or disgusting about this pamphlet at all.
If you need a PDF reader in order to read the file, here are some choices:
I found the Little Black Book - Queer in the 21st Century by doing a simple Google search and ended up finding the actual download link at a site called, Article8 .org.
Page advertising/offering the book download link:
Homophobia Shown Here
Genophobia and Erotophobia in North America
Genophobia: Fear of Sex...Heterophobia or Sexophobia: Fear of Sex, sometimes fear of the opposite sex...Agraphobia or Contreltophobia: Fear of sexual abuse...Coitophobia: Fear of sexual intercourse...Erotophobia: Fear of sexual love or sexual questions...Homophobia: fear of same-sex relationships/fear of gay people...Paraphobia: Fear of sexual perversion.
As a North American, myself, I'm certainly not trying to point fingers and ridicule North Americans about ess eee ehks phobias but I am intensely concerned about the two polar opposites that seem to be present in my region:
Sex and gender-related phobias on one side
Sexual addictions and pee oh are ehn engagement on the other side
What's up North Americans?
I'm not sure the wonderful idea of censorship has helped keep sexual discussions, topics and products out of the hands of the general public at all. Perhaps censorship just creates IGNORANCE and fear - phobias - or maybe censorship is creating scarcity of some "reasonable topics, discussions and products" related to ess eee ehks so that some people are flipping off into grasping onto unhealthy discussions and products like pornographic items.
Again, what's up North Americans?
More so - what's up with the censorship? Is censorship based on reasonable things or based on phobic reactions to the ess eee ehks topic?
Maybe Homophobes Are Gay
What is "Fear of Homophobic People" called?
I think I have a phobia but am not sure what name to put to it. It's the fear of homophobic people.
Fear of an irrational belief (and people who hold this to be "truth") that says people who do not choose to remain in a socially constructed hetero-based relationship - are perverted.
It is interesting that, for those who choose same-gender relationships, The Little Black Book is around but irrational societal taboos and actions stemming from such will oppress that helpful literature. Censorship and irrational public opinion about sexuality will actually take a reasonably healthy bit of text (it's a SMALL PAMPHLET for goshsakes, people!) away from a youngster who might need it.
Is it not rational to be wary of and reject this sort of irrational societal power? Or is it supposed to be HEALTHY to trust in this kind of irrational censorship?