homophobia alive and well on the streets
of Oxford. 🙄 of all places Walking up the Cowley road this morning, Sara and me made the mistake of holding hands, few blokes crossed over from the other side of the road, heard the ‘c’ word and a few other unrepeatables, then felt a gob land on my hair, bit of it hit Sara on the shoulder.
Should have told the police, but we were so surprised ( and a bit scared) we just went home. 🙁Posted 6 years agoallthegearMember
Emsz – that’s awful – hope you two are okay now. rx
I hope it never happens again but, if it does, *please* report it to the Police immediately as I understand it classes as assault and they will take a swab of the spit, in case they can tie it back to it’s owner.
RachelPosted 6 years agoemma82Member
Unfortunately it is still very common, it’s really pathetic that people feel the need to be so vile.
I also hate that it’s so inbuilt in some people to be completely flabbergasted that homosexual people can be ‘nice’ people. WTF 😯 I had a conversation with the MIL today about friends who she met at my wedding and the two comments that always come up are ‘I just don’t understand it, they don’t look like lesbians’ and ‘but they seemed such nice girls, I just don’t understand it’. My mother has also been known to say similar things along with the lesbian she knows at work has two children and that is a complete mind **** for my mum. I just don’t know where to start sometimes!
Hope you are both ok though 🙁 It’s crap and would second that you should report it in future.Posted 6 years agotoys19Member
ditto the dna comments. I would a called the cops on the spot. Spitting. I mean wtf. Moronicus Maximus.
Anyway don’t take it to heart, some people just look for an excuse to try and exert power over others, round the next corner they were probably insulting overweight or skinny people. A car of yoof’s drove past recently and yelled “fatty” at me, and I’m only 4 stone over weight. Luckily “short fat cahnt” is one of my noms de guerre so it didnt exactly cut to the quick.Posted 6 years ago
How do people interpret people holding hands (whatever their sex)? Down here in SW France if two people over the age of about 20 hold hands the assumption is “they’ve just had great sex”. Madame won’t let me hold her hand near the school she works in.
Whilst insulting and gobbing at anyone is clearly unacceptable, holding hands is a statement and there’s bound to be some less than enlightened souls that won’t appreciate that statement.
Just riding a bike has got me pleny of insults. I’ve been gobbed at, had soft drinks sprayed at me, cigarettes thown at me, and I’ve been deliberately run off the road. No shortage of idiots.Posted 6 years agoallthegearMember
I’m afraid it does exist and is more common than many people seem to assume. I have a few lesbian friends who mention hearing abuse on the streets on a depressingly regular occasion. Actually, it does seem to affect my lesbian friends more than gay guys – don’t know if that’s something to do with two guys being just that little more intimidating to abuse??
RachelPosted 6 years ago
So how do people know these friends are lesbian, Rachel?
Whilst a good number of posters seem to think going to the police is the answer I can’t help thinking that it’s easier to adapt to one’s environment than go on a crusade to change it. And if you are going to go on a crusade it might be a good idea to be numerous aka. gay pride.Posted 6 years ago
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