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Old 05-05-2012, 11:57 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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In relatively large parts of the world including Southeast Asia, South Asia, West Asia and Africa, men holding hands or even walking arm in arm doesn't carry any sexual connotation.

I was in Istanbul last year with two male German friends, visiting a German friend who was living there. We ended up walking arm in arm ourselves because:
° it was so normal, and
° it was so d#mn cold (we were there in February).


It is kind of sad how homophobic Anglo societies can be. And by that I don't only mean primarily the violent homophobia, but also the fear of looking gay or that others might think you're gay.


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I also noticed that when I was in France. Guys greeted each other with a kiss (where I was it was three kisses each).

Quote from the Bible:
"All the brothers here send you greetings. Greet one another with a holy kiss. "
I Corinthians 16
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I agree.
With Anglo societies being amongst the most "allergic" to affection between two men.



I've noticed that too. Though we still don't hear a guy called a sl*t when he's screwing a lot of girls or women.
Also, even if women are screwing with other women at the same rate as men do with other men, the female version is still much more acceptable, if not even encouraged, whereas the male version is [I'll let you fill in the blank yourselves ].
Ironically though these Islamic countries where men hold hands are even more homophobic. In many of the same countries homosexuality is a capital offense.
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Old 05-06-2012, 12:21 AM
 
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Ironically though these Islamic countries where men hold hands are even more homophobic. In many of the same countries homosexuality is a capital offense.
True...but their display of friendship is non-sexual. For it to flip over to homosexual behavior, a lot more would have to be involved. Then, it would raise some eyebrows. And embroil them in cultural/legal problems.
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Old 05-06-2012, 01:03 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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True...but their display of friendship is non-sexual. For it to flip over to homosexual behavior, a lot more would have to be involved. Then, it would raise some eyebrows. And embroil them in cultural/legal problems.
Indeed...hand-holding isn't viewed as romantic there, so it might be a bit harder to identify homosexuals in the street.
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Old 05-06-2012, 04:48 AM
 
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So what are women like in Ireland? Like they are in the UK?
i didnt refer to ireland as its small and most people have not been there , i dont know how to categorise irish women
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Old 05-06-2012, 04:50 AM
 
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Women in Oz do wear dresses more than Kiwi girls, I think, but just dressing like a lady doesn't mean you are/act like one. NZ is one of the most gender-equal nations on earth, so that is no surprise. We have many ladies who work the land and I say good on em.
nothing against equal rights for women but i like to be able to recognise a woman when i see one , in rural new zealand its often hard to tell the difference
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Old 05-06-2012, 04:51 AM
 
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Yes, partly, but NZ women are also stereotyped as being 'frumpy' dressers.
thats the dour scot influence , thier tight as tuppence aswell
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Old 05-06-2012, 07:12 AM
 
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thats the dour scot influence , thier tight as tuppence aswell
Indeed, some of the cities in the South Island could be Scottish towns. Dunedin, especially.

Btw you seem to hold pretty well developed opinions towards the Scots? Any reason why?
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