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Bonzai's Avatar Jump to comment 25 by Bonzai

Steve


Yes, it is active deception, because it is making an issue out of something that should not be of concern, and it allowing people to assume the default - that you are straight.


I am not sure I understand what you are saying.

How is it "making an issue" by not saying anything about your sex life? I would think it would be the other way around. It would be making an issue to broadcast your sexual preference even when no one is asking or interested.

I don't know if anyone who admires Randi's work would actually care that Randi is straight or gay.
The people who dislike him have enough reason to anyway whatever his sexual orientation is.

What I am saying is that his public persona has nothing to do with sexuality and the question simply would not have been raised.

Also I don't know how one can live his life based on what he thinks others may think about him by default.

Edited By your argument it would be a deception if I don't go out of my way to act like a stereotypical flamboyant homo (lisp, make up and jewelery and limp wrists? No, I hate mustache) because other people would simply assume that I am straight "by default" without those explicit signs.

Fri, 23 Apr 2010 04:40:00 UTC | #462028