Originally Posted by FLMountainMan
I was more thinking of society/entertainment as a whole. Going on a guy's trip is now a "Mancation", McConnaghey & Armstrong have to answer questions about their orientation just because they're hanging out, it just all seems a little paranoid to me.
Well, McConnaghey is obviously flaming.
The reality is that being gay 40-50 years ago was no cause for joking, it could get you killed in certain places so in that environment, joking that someone was gay was probably cause for at least a fist fight. And of course if you were gay, you needed to be married with kids and keep the gay stuff very discreet.
Honestly, I'm similar in age to you and I went to an all boys school and that was just the joke that was constantly made. Was/is it a sign of insecurity, repressed homosexuality etc etc?? I'll leave that to the elitist intellectuals on the forum to dissect. Pretty much any institution that consists of a large or exclusively male population is going to have the ghey jokes.
At the end of the day, the gheyness is confined to a few posters and usually amongst ourselves (the jokes, not the sexual activity). People can always put me or whoever on ignore. I am equally tired of all the "what color whould I wear with this" threads, but I soldier on.
You really should give the computer back to Jon now and let him have his say.