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Foodiesoul
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6/2/2016 3:30:05 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
Unlike the unfair sexual harassment double standard in society, this particular topic does not frustrate me as much because it's not as serious as the double standard with sexual harassment. Why is it that when a man hugs another man, he's kind of made fun of and considered a homosexual (at least in my school) but when a woman hugs another woman, she is not made fun of or seen as lesbian? This particular topic has always interested me.
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6/2/2016 3:37:51 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/2/2016 3:30:05 AM, Foodiesoul wrote:
Unlike the unfair sexual harassment double standard in society, this particular topic does not frustrate me as much because it's not as serious as the double standard with sexual harassment. Why is it that when a man hugs another man, he's kind of made fun of and considered a homosexual (at least in my school) but when a woman hugs another woman, she is not made fun of or seen as lesbian? This particular topic has always interested me.

Because it's considered unusual for men to hug each other.
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6/2/2016 4:47:08 AM
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At 6/2/2016 3:30:05 AM, Foodiesoul wrote:
Unlike the unfair sexual harassment double standard in society, this particular topic does not frustrate me as much because it's not as serious as the double standard with sexual harassment. Why is it that when a man hugs another man, he's kind of made fun of and considered a homosexual (at least in my school) but when a woman hugs another woman, she is not made fun of or seen as lesbian? This particular topic has always interested me.

Yea its not seen as masculine. Like how little girls can hold hands and do each others hair and it adorable. Its considered feminine behavior.
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6/2/2016 5:43:13 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/2/2016 3:30:05 AM, Foodiesoul wrote:
Unlike the unfair sexual harassment double standard in society, this particular topic does not frustrate me as much because it's not as serious as the double standard with sexual harassment. Why is it that when a man hugs another man, he's kind of made fun of and considered a homosexual (at least in my school) but when a woman hugs another woman, she is not made fun of or seen as lesbian? This particular topic has always interested me.

Because America has weird cultural hangups with male affection.
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Wylted
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6/2/2016 9:25:56 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
What's up with New Yorkers? Like everytime I get friendly with one they are always super physical with pats on the back, attempted hugs or just sitting a little too close.

I actually have some racism towards new Yorkers (is that a race?)
Axonly
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6/2/2016 10:04:09 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/2/2016 3:30:05 AM, Foodiesoul wrote:
Unlike the unfair sexual harassment double standard in society, this particular topic does not frustrate me as much because it's not as serious as the double standard with sexual harassment. Why is it that when a man hugs another man, he's kind of made fun of and considered a homosexual (at least in my school) but when a woman hugs another woman, she is not made fun of or seen as lesbian? This particular topic has always interested me.

When I was at school, it wasn't considered weird for guys to hug eachother, particularly when we all left school, there was a lot of that.

I am also finding at university that plenty of heterosexual guys hug each other without it being "homosexual".
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6/2/2016 11:25:01 AM
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When I visited Nigeria many years ago, it was common to see young men walking along holding hands, not because they were gay, just because they were friends.
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6/2/2016 12:49:18 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Nothing wrong with a solid bro-hug.
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