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Old 01-31-2013, 11:44 AM
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Default People are all freaking out about the guy who tried to euthanize his "gay" dog.

And honestly, yeah, that's freakin' horrible, and obviously doesn't make any sense, but:

People throw their kids on the street because they're gay.
People euthanize their dogs because they do things like bark and eat.
People get rid of their dogs because they get new furniture and the dog doesn't match anymore.
People kill other human beings for being gay.

Why are people shocked by this? Why don't people freak out when people try to euthanize their dog for chasing a cat? Or for humping a person? Why don't people freak out when other people are murdered for their sexual preferences?
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:50 AM
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The freakout is partially folks marvelling at the level of idiocy that leads a person to believe a male dog humping another male dog is a sign of sexual orientation in the first place.

The bigoted reaction to that belief is, while even more appalling, somewhat less surprising.
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:56 AM
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I guarantee most of my friends/people on other sites freaking out about this have no idea that humping isn't a sexual behavior. They probably largely think, at least upon reading the headline, that the dog IS "gay". They're mad because they're either supposedly huge gay rights activists, or an "animal lover", probably some kind of PETA supporter, etc.

Why aren't the people who are mad about someone dumping their dog for a horrifically stupid reason mad about the 300 dogs sitting in our city ACC, mostly for reasons like "I didn't know I had to feed him" or "he chased the neighbor's cat" or "I want to go out with my friends all night and didn't know I couldn't leave him alone all weekend".

Why aren't the people who are mad because it's a disgusting display of people's attitudes towards gays, mad about Uganda's laws? Mad about marriage equality not passing? Mad about the 15 year olds sleeping on someone's couch or on a park bench because their parents caught them with gay porn?
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Old 01-31-2013, 12:03 PM
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Can't answer for your friends as we clearly hang out with different people. Just relating the reactions to the story that I've seen.
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I don't think anyone thinks the dog is gay. At least not anyone that I've seen post it. If your friends think the dog is gay, maybe you have stupid friends...
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People do get mad about all of the stupid excuses that people give for abandoning their pets. I see it in my news feed all the time!
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I guarantee most of my friends/people on other sites freaking out about this have no idea that humping isn't a sexual behavior. They probably largely think, at least upon reading the headline, that the dog IS "gay". They're mad because they're either supposedly huge gay rights activists, or an "animal lover", probably some kind of PETA supporter, etc.

Why aren't the people who are mad about someone dumping their dog for a horrifically stupid reason mad about the 300 dogs sitting in our city ACC, mostly for reasons like "I didn't know I had to feed him" or "he chased the neighbor's cat" or "I want to go out with my friends all night and didn't know I couldn't leave him alone all weekend".

Why aren't the people who are mad because it's a disgusting display of people's attitudes towards gays, mad about Uganda's laws? Mad about marriage equality not passing? Mad about the 15 year olds sleeping on someone's couch or on a park bench because their parents caught them with gay porn?
People aren't mad about that stuff? I hear about it constantly on Facebook and the news- people are outraged. As sass posted- people can actually be mad about more than one thing.

Honestly, you need to stop being angry at others for not being angry enough. My mom, for example, is not an angry person. You would never see her protesting, or writing a passionate letter to her congressman about an issue she feels is important. She is not dumb, and it's not like she doesn't care. She just doesn't feel that it is a good use of her time to be angry about anything. She gets tired of me ranting about stuff all the time, and honestly she is a lot happier than I am. She spends her energy educating people rather than being angry with them.

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As sass posted- people can actually be mad about more than one thing.

Honestly, you need to stop being angry at others for not being angry enough.
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:57 PM
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I'm not saying people shouldn't be upset over it....I'm just honestly confused...

It's not uncommon for people to set dogs on fire. These dogs are in the news. The articles are online. I'll usually see one mention of this, and more if I look further into it.

This dog is EVERYWHERE. He's all over my newsfeed, all over tumblr and twitter, etc.

Stuff like Jonbennet Ramsey VS. 1000s of African kids makes tons of sense from a media/sociology standpoint. One is a pretty white American girl with a baby doll face who was murdered in everyone's "backyard". 1000s of African kids, or even inner city kids who are killed in America, are miles and miles away from the reality most people know, are not glorified by the media, and are on a scale large enough that people feel like they can't do anything about it.

I just don't see any difference (from a media standpoint) between this dog being dumped, and tons of others being dumped who have articles written on them. Or the difference between this dog who was dumped, and the 3 men sodomized, burned, and beaten in the Bronx for being gay. Or the 17 year old girl who was expelled from school when they asked what her sexual orientation was and she said "gay".

This is a serious topic of conversation. I'm not trying to bash people for being more concerned with this dog than with other dogs or other gay rights situations. I'm trying to figure out what it is about this story, and this article (I've only seen one article) that is so appealing on a mass scale.
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