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  • n. The quality of being a faggot (homosexual).

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From faggot +‎ -ry.

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  • Hmm, I haven't explicitly studied much on it. The conclusions I've made below are just applying the theory of "the shadow self" (which are today under the title Psychosynthesis, a wonderfully crafted hypnotherapy technique) to another aspect of life. I don't think Jung talks much about it, the only reference I can remember is in The Development of Personality where he has concerns that a homosexual person may develop neurotic behavior from dealing with our culture (hah, personally, I think "neurotic behavior" is hard to avoid in humans). But he does not consider it an "illness" as Freud has suggested.

    Jung and Freud differ in quite a lot of ways, and I'm not a fan of the latter. The one thing I like about Freud is the questions he asks--he was 'revolutionary' for his time. However most of the answers to those questions are now considered dubious by most.

    November 14, 2008

  • I know that Freud wasn't a fan of homosexuality. How does Jung feel about it?

    November 13, 2008

  • Thanks for the reminder. The same thing is absolutely true for women. Carl Jung is, in my opinion, one of the greatest thinkers of the last century. His theories about 'the shadow self' have been demonstrated time and time again in my work--emotional scars become inner-subpersonalities within us--it is our individual egos that become "bifurcated" through phases in life. One can generalize further and say that most expressions of anger and hate are a flag which stems from pain and hurt.

    November 13, 2008

  • You raise some interesting points, which. I'm not sure I'm really equipped to respond intelligently. But I must ask: what about homophobic females?

    November 13, 2008

  • I'm going to go out on a tangental limb here because this seems like the right place to post this. Through research and psychological studies, being a clinical Hypnotherapist, I feel comfortable saying that in most cases, homophobia is actually connected to sexual arousal. This may initially sound counter-intuitive but I will explain.

    As it turns out, and this is an important point, feminine is not the same thing as female. More importantly, though, when the psyche rejects the so-called 'feminine' sides of their personality, they are actually cutting off access to an important part of being a better functioning mind. Here I should say that just because a part of the mind is "cut off" does not make it go away, it simply makes it impaired.

    Developmentally speaking, the expression of "machismo" energy is a response to learning, as a child, that acting a certain way is 'bad' and becomes a punished thing, associated with pain. Sometimes this can be rather traumatic. In many cases, comically, the greater the ROAR DUDEGUY behavior, the closer they are to their own insecurity about the proclaimed Man-ness, a front to hide a wounded vulnerability... from others and themselves.

    The solution to this emotional anxiety is to acknowledge and respect the feminine and the masculine parts of ourselves. Both are important. This is a strength that gay men, unquestionably, have over many straight men. And I believe is another source of the 'homophobic' resentment--because openly gay-men have faced this cultural demon and won.

    This is not to say that "homophobe" = "gay", but it does say that "homophobe" = "unresolved emotional issues with gender identity."

    November 13, 2008

  • Doesn't seem like a tangent to me, Taciturn. I think that's a good point.

    Why is effete also undesirable, for that matter? I mean, can we reclaim effete too? Cuz I think it's kinda cool.

    November 13, 2008

  • This word has to some extent been "reclaimed", and is used in an ironic sense. Still makes me uncomfortable though.

    November 12, 2008

  • This may seem like a tangent, but stick with me. We need a way to bifurcate "gay" and "effete/undesirable." The whole constellation of words surrounding gay people seems to have taken on both connotations, and we need to separate them somehow. Yes, we can rewrite the language, Wordie is that powerful.

    November 12, 2008

  • Well, one good thing has come out of this one, at least. You've just reminded me the Pride March is on here on Saturday. I'd almost forgotten.

    November 12, 2008

  • Well, at least it's on the right list--Offensive Words. :-|

    November 12, 2008

  • Not funny.

    November 12, 2008