Stupid Things People Say About Gays: Gay Behavior is Abnormal
It isn’t hard to find stupid comments people make and relate to gay people. In this comment, “SwingLeft,” aka Norton (43 years old), attempts to explain why homosexuality is unnatural when faced with the argument that it can be found throughout the animal kingdom:
Get your dick out of that ass long enough to consider this… Abnomal [sic] behavior occurs in all species. When a dog humps my legs, it doesn’t make it right.
First, it’s obvious that Norton immediately associates gay relationships with anal sex, something that most homophobic people do. Many homosexuals do not engage in anal sex at all and many heterosexual couples admit to engaging in anal sex, thus his argument fails before it is fully laid out.
Norton goes on to compare consensual same-species relationships with a dog humping a leg. Perhaps Norton thinks that the act of a dog humping a human leg is just “sexual” for the dog. Actually, when a dog humps your leg, it is the dog’s way of establishing dominance or authority over you as well. In fact, female dogs will sometimes hump a leg too. The behavior is very common.
Further, abnormal by definition is: ” not normal, average, typical, or usual; deviating from a standard.” Because the behavior is normal, average, typical and does not deviate from a standard (as most male dogs that are not neutered participate in the practice), the behavior in dogs cannot be defined as “abnormal.” It can even be argued that such behavior would be considered very normal in dogs. Abnormal would be if something of another species, such as a human, were to start humping your leg as it is not average, typical or usual.
Thus, the argument further fails.