+JMJ+I'm going to comment "Enbrethiliel wuz here" before you come to your senses and take this one down.
I think it's those who are negatively fixated on "gender confusion" and who demand rigid conformity to supposedly fixed and unchanging gender roles that are actually confused about and scared of the complexity and diversity of gender and sexuality.Bambi, by the way, was my favorite movie as a child. I didn't then and don't now perceive the character as "confused," just open to the journey and chidlike in his willingness to be surprised by new discoveries about himself and the world -- something the clerical caste of the church could learn from.Peace,Michael
I'm going with "Because his dad didn't beat him and his mum didn't cuddle him enough - of course!"
Perfect observations from Michael B. I too loved Bambi as a young child and identified with the little dear. Did Bambi cause me to become a homosexual? Or did I just have "gaydar"? Perhaps it was Walt Disney's intention to create generation of homos. Do a google search, and you will find all kinds of interesting evidence that Walt was....different.
I'm glad everyone is on board here with my humor.I loved Bambi too - I always felt it was too dark for kids though - terrifying and traumatic - his mom murdered, the forest fire - the stern and distant dad - and that old owl teaching little children animals about sex. I think it screwed alot of people up.Group hug!
Group hug!Seriously, dig a little deeper into the Disney empire if you want to explore conspiracies.
Gee, I never knew that my certitude in being heterosexual was just a failure to explore the complexity and diversity of gender identity. All this time I thought I had it figured out and was focusing on important things like taking care of my family, being a good Christian in a hostile world, and loving my wife. Man, my priorities have been all screwed up.Thanks for clearing that up for me.
Larry, I have no problem with you or anyone else being certain about their sexual orientation. (After all, I'm certain that I'm gay!) That's not the issue here. The issue is the fixation of some to insist that because one is a male or female one has to be and act a certain way. It's that rigidity and the efforts to force it onto others that's the problem.Peace,Michael
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