Originally Posted by rdawson808
No, not at all. But if we have all of these insults aimed at gay men, why no racial, ethnic, or religious slurs? Surely some of those would be ultimately insulting to the right person. But they simply are not acceptable. Yet gay-bashing is. I think that needs to change.
You have a point, but it's a matter of interpretation.
In terms of sheer insult potential, male sexuality makes an excellent target because it's highly insulting regardless of orientation. It's equivalent to insulting penis size, which is relatively juvenile and harmless and can be amusing as well.
There's little harm in trotting such insults out for display in a spirit of humor.
As an expression of genuine hatred it is indeed objectionable.