Imagine a world where gay marriage was the norm, adoption was simple, same-sex public affection was totally acceptable and “coming out” didn’t exist?
For me, it’s actually hard to imagine a society that could possibly exist under these conditions, given all the homophobia and inequality we’ve experience already in our lifetime.
However if this were the case, and sexual preference roles were reversed, would the GLBT community be more tolerant towards the straight community or would the same injustices, prejudices and inequalities ensue towards a heterosexual lifestyle as being outcast, unacceptable and possibly even “a choice”?
You probably haven’t given much thought to this issue, since the chance that this would happen is pretty much non-existent, and why would you? Why would you imagine a world where the roles of sexual preference are switched? Well, the short film “Straight” does exactly that. “Straight” explores issues of homophobia, tolerance, and discrimination by portraying a world where the roles of homosexuality and heterosexuality are reversed.
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After watching this video, I got to thinking about sexual preference and also, gender as an underlying role in sexual preference. I started to wonder, what if someday gender and gender roles became obsolete - that our anatomical makeup did not define us as a person, who we dated or our socioeconomic status, even. Imagine that stereotypes of men and women were abolished and male and female pronouns became non-existent. If gender became obsolete, there would be no need to place ourselves in a pandora’s box of sexual orientation; gay, straight, bi, etc themselves would all become obsolete and with the termination of these terms, there would be no inequality based on sexuality, there would be no homophobia, and most importantly there would be universal tolerance. Or would there be? I’ll let you decide…