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2012-07-23 08:53:19 AM  
So, China removed homosexuality from their version of the DSM-IV only 11 years ago, huh? That puts them about 30 years behind the US.

/and we're about 30 years behind most of Europe
 
2012-07-23 10:58:05 AM  
Those are some pretty awesome pants there, Dong. No comrade!
 
2012-07-23 10:58:28 AM  
Wasn't China one of those countries that forced gay individuals to undergo sexual reassignment until lately?

/too lazy to look at the moment.
 
2012-07-23 10:59:00 AM  
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/first thing that came to mind.
 
2012-07-23 10:59:18 AM  
China's version of Santorum, hunh.
 
2012-07-23 10:59:37 AM  

xanadian: So, China removed homosexuality from their version of the DSM-IV only 11 years ago, huh? That puts them about 30 years behind the US.

/and we're about 30 years behind most of Europe


This shocks you why?

From a country that eats kittehs... not surprising.
 
2012-07-23 11:03:52 AM  
You'd think a country with strict laws controlling how many kids you can have would be all about the homo lovin'.
 
2012-07-23 11:05:48 AM  
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Well.............hello, comrade.
 
2012-07-23 11:10:13 AM  
Indeed.
 
2012-07-23 11:14:03 AM  
Burn the Chinese dictionary we'd have a gay ban trifecta in play after Chick-Fil-A and Masterpiece Cakeshop.

P.S. Gayest book ever:
ilookchina.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-07-23 11:16:39 AM  

StaleCoffee: You'd think a country with strict laws controlling how many kids you can have would be all about the homo lovin'.


But they also have to appear to be strong, and while many gays are superfit, the well manicured look is off putting Real Chinamun (Chinese version of Real 'Mericans)
 
2012-07-23 11:21:30 AM  
You know, with their one-child-only laws & stuff, you'd think China would be all about supporting homosexuality.
 
2012-07-23 11:22:39 AM  

StaleCoffee: You'd think a country with strict laws controlling how many kids you can have would be all about the homo lovin'.


Well, when you can only have one kid, and you're lucky enough its a boy....Imagine how disappointing it is if he's gay?

Chinese are big on carrying on the family name.
 
2012-07-23 11:30:41 AM  

The Southern Logic Company: StaleCoffee: You'd think a country with strict laws controlling how many kids you can have would be all about the homo lovin'.

Well, when you can only have one kid, and you're lucky enough its a boy....Imagine how disappointing it is if he's gay?

Chinese are big on carrying on the family name.


I guess that makes sense. What was I thinking, the idea of tolerance neatly dovetailing with necessity? Not awake yet I guess.
 
2012-07-23 11:43:55 AM  

StaleCoffee: You'd think a country with strict laws controlling how many kids you can have would be all about the homo lovin'.


xanadian: You know, with their one-child-only laws & stuff, you'd think China would be all about supporting homosexuality.


It worked in The Forever War.
 
2012-07-23 11:46:10 AM  
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Love the YAOI fangirls in the background.
 
2012-07-23 11:48:34 AM  
who the farkbot reads the dictionary anyway
 
2012-07-23 11:54:54 AM  
Jesus, isn't it just like China to try to redefine language itself to fit their ideology?

Next up, mathematics. The number 11 is going to be banned.
 
2012-07-23 12:05:25 PM  

The Southern Logic Company: StaleCoffee:

You'd think a country with strict laws controlling how many kids you can have would be all about the homo lovin'.

Well, when you can only have one kid, and you're lucky enough its a boy....


That's one problem: because of this unfair, counterproductive and silly cultural bias there already aren't enough females to go around for the heterosexual males. It won't surprise me if Chinese straight guys start having Death Matches to eliminate some competition.


Imagine how disappointing it is if he's gay?

That's another unfair, counterproductive and silly cultural bias.


Chinese are big on carrying on the family name.

There are two ways to handle this while keeping their preference for sons. One is to issue young gay men Viagra or Cialis, hot gay porn and or glory holes to inspire them to "do their filial duty" (indeed, throughout history many gay men have been able to make an exception, with or without forcing themselves, in order to be husbands to women and fathers for their children), and another is artificial insemination (I've never met a male past puberty who had no idea how to wank into a jar).

Three other alternatives are to get the fark over this preference for sons, to give up on this version of the "continue the family name" meme in favor of say adoption or female descent, or to rise up to overthrow the One Child Policy.

Problem solved. You're welcome. That will be $00.25, please.


P.S. Pace poor ol' BronyMedic, I'll gladly admit to being an "apologist" for homosexuality between consenting adults.
 
2012-07-23 12:36:48 PM  

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/first thing that came to mind.


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/first thing i thought of
 
2012-07-23 12:49:17 PM  

The One True TheDavid: The Southern Logic Company: StaleCoffee:

You'd think a country with strict laws controlling how many kids you can have would be all about the homo lovin'.

Well, when you can only have one kid, and you're lucky enough its a boy....

That's one problem: because of this unfair, counterproductive and silly cultural bias there already aren't enough females to go around for the heterosexual males. It won't surprise me if Chinese straight guys start having Death Matches to eliminate some competition.


Imagine how disappointing it is if he's gay?

That's another unfair, counterproductive and silly cultural bias.


I'm not being ignorant or culturally biased, I just returned home from a 2 year stay in China last week. I have homosexual Chinese friends who have been told essentially what I just posted. These same students stay over the summer break at their Universities because their parents won't allow them to return home after they have come out. One friend of mine was even attacked by his father with a knife when he caught him posting on a gay messageboard on the internet.

Even for foreigners in China, homosexuality is still VERY taboo. To the point when I started working over there, my boss advised me that if I was gay I should refrain from telling my students or displaying it publicly when I'm outside the campus. Luckily the "foreign bars" aren't frequented by traditional/conservative Chinese people which allows GLBTQ Chinese to express themselves freely.

The best thing the PRC could do to stem the anti-homosexual sentiment would be to adopt the Taiwanese model for population control, free and easy access to birth control pills and condoms. There is no "One Child policy" in Taiwan but most families only have one child. And hey, guess what, Taiwan is much more liberal when it comes to homosexuality. Go figure.
 
2012-07-23 01:31:03 PM  

Jon iz teh kewl: who the farkbot reads the dictionary anyway


I read the dictionary once. I thought it was a really long poem about everything
 
2012-07-23 02:04:22 PM  
"The committee charged with revising and updating the dictionary said they chose to leave out the definition because they didn't want to encourage its use"

Dictionaries do not work that way!
 
2012-07-23 02:37:41 PM  
When I was in Taiwan in the late '90s, this was the common term in the gay community. I thought it was brilliant; "tongzhi" means "those who share a purpose" and really highlights the struggle for gay rights in China.

And you know what they say, "tong on the streets, zhi in the sheets."
 
2012-07-23 03:36:58 PM  
The word "tongzhi" traditionally means "comrade" and has been widely used by the Communist Party. But in recent decades the word has evolved to refer to homosexuals.

Republicans have been conflating "comrade" and "homosexual" for decades.
 
2012-07-23 05:04:52 PM  

The Southern Logic Company: The One True TheDavid: The Southern Logic Company: StaleCoffee:

StaleCoffee: You'd think a country with strict laws controlling how many kids you can have would be all about the homo lovin'.

The Southern Logic Company: Well, when you can only have one kid, and you're lucky enough its a boy....Imagine how disappointing it is if he's gay?

The One True TheDavid: That's another unfair, counterproductive and silly cultural bias.

The Southern Logic Company: I'm not being ignorant or culturally biased

I didn't mean you, I meant Chinese culture. Sorry I can't write for toffee.

[...]
The Southern Logic Company: The best thing the PRC could do to stem the anti-homosexual sentiment would be to adopt the Taiwanese model for population control, free and easy access to birth control pills and condoms. There is no "One Child policy" in Taiwan but most families only have one child. And hey, guess what, Taiwan is much more liberal when it comes to homosexuality. Go figure.

Sounds like a good idea to me. Now if we could only sell it to the Politburo of the Chinese "Communist" Party...

 
2012-07-23 05:07:45 PM  
HailRobonia:

When I was in Taiwan in the late '90s, this was the common term in the gay community. I thought it was brilliant; "tongzhi" means "those who share a purpose" and really highlights the struggle for gay rights in China.


Unfortunately the "Red" Chinese still use the word in its "Maoist" sense.

Sun Yat Sen and Chiang Kai Shek also used the word early on; I doubt the KMT on Taiwan still uses it.
 
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