Stop Oversexualising Us
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When you’re a minority in a city where there are plenty of majorities, you find yourself being subconsciously defined by what makes you different. In my case, my sexuality seems define me as a person. This thusly creates unintentional over-sexualisation of a group of people, in which are no more or less sexually driven than heterosexual counterparts. I mean, I don’t mind talking about the cute guy (who indeed, is pretty cute) my flatmate is practically drooling over day and night, nor do they, but trust me, that’s not all I am. It’s not all we are. Being gay in today’s British society seems a gift compared to previous decades, regardless of UKIP blaming us for floods and our battle with breaking down stereotypes. I feel somewhat lucky to be able to openly date and feel safe doing so and, as a whole, times are changing and we’re far more accepted than before, which is amazing. However, this doesn’t eradicate more institutionalised and sedimented oppression that roots beyond calling me a faggot in the streets. I really don’t need slurs defining who I know I already am. But thanks anyway.
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