Friday, February 27, 2009

Homophobia

Things blondes think about.
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When I was little, my mother worked nights as a waitress to pay for our Catholic education. She worked with a woman who kind of looked like a man - well she actually did look like a man. The woman, now deceased, was named Ruby. She once needed some work done at her house and my dad offered to do it for her. Ruby was afraid of men, so my mom had to be there with her while my dad was doing the work. Later I understood that Ruby preferred the company of women.
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So anyway. Homo means man and phobic means fear of - hence fear of homos - or men - becomes homophobic. So does that mean women and/or lesbians who are repulsed by sexual relations with men, are homophobic? And is that a bad thing or a good thing?
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Photo: Ruby and Phyllis - Ruby is behind the bar - Phyllis was her roommate and went on to star in "WKRP" - or so I was told.
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Oh yes. She always told my mom, "Betty, I love children - outside." So I could never go into her house. Isn't that queer?

4 comments:

  1. you are so cheeky. I love it!

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  2. "Isn't that queer".....good one.

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  3. June - high compliments coming from the Queen of blogger comedy! Thanks.

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