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totallynotpolar
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JoelNuge
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Are traps gay?

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Started: 1/23/2018 Category: Philosophy
Updated: 8 months ago Status: Debating Period
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totallynotpolar

Con

I just wanna see where we stand as a community.
JoelNuge

Pro

A Trap: Noun, 'A male that dresses like a female' [1]
Gay: Adjective, 'Homosexual' [2]
A Trap: Noun, 'a situation in which people lie in wait to make a surprise attack.' [3]

By the definition of being a trap, It is a male who looks like a female, or a man who dresses as a woman. As it stands as a definition on its own, it says nothing about exactly their sexual preference, therefore the default standpoint view should be, 'It depends on whether they like men or not, not what they like to dress'. As a result of this, one shouldn't really argue for or against depending on the facts that we are given. However, the reason that I would say that yes, traps can be perceived to be gay is based upon inference.

The definition of a regular trap is: 'a situation in which people lie in wait to make a surprise attack.'. If someone is being referred to as this, then it implies that there is an intention to 'attack' someone, or as we are discussing here, make a sexual move on someone who you find attractive.

Now, since traps are men who dress as women, and, as said before, they are waiting to make a surprise attack, then the bait is their look. A bait is used in order to lure animals or people into to allow for the creature to take the bait therefore putting the 'creature' into the possession of the captor. Because of this, we can assume that because these men dress as women in order to bait people, the main group of people who are going to be interested in a woman is a man. (I am not including lesbians due to them being a very small percentage of the population.) As a result of this, if these men are trying to lure men into their 'trap' is in order to make that 'sexual move' on them as discussed earlier. The only explanation to a man trying to sexually be with another man is if they are indeed a homosexual.

Obviously this is mostly based upon the inference that a Trap gets its name due to the intention of attempting to get a male partner using the method of a trap. However you cannot really argue either way based on full proper evidence due to the fact that all we have to deal with are definitions, unless you can conduct a study into this.

Thank you.

[1] - onlineslangdictionary's definition of trap: http://onlineslangdictionary.com...
[2] - Oxford dictionary's definition of trap: https://en.oxforddictionaries.com...
[3] - Google's Definition: https://www.google.co.uk...
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Posted by Pill_Junkie_Monkey 8 months ago
Pill_Junkie_Monkey
Traps are gay as hell. Anyone who says otherwise is in denial.
Posted by DawnBringerRiven 8 months ago
DawnBringerRiven
Traps are not gay and that is an irrefutable fact okay.
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