VIBE just published a story called “The Mean Girls of Morehouse.” The title itself is….um, yeah.
The story is basically about a group of Morehouse “men” who like to dress and act like women. It talks about the dress code that was created a couple years ago that the school hoped would combat the growing reputation of Morehouse being gay as hell. Fairly, the story also talked to a group of gentlemen who are also gay Morehouse students, but don’t act like women.
Living in Atlanta, you can’t even been homophobic anymore. Gay people are everywhere down here. Its on you how much you let the presence bother you. I don’t know where they be at, so I’m not really around them like that. And the places that I do know where they’re at…I just, don’t go. If I’m hungry as hell waiting on my food at a restaurant, and a group of gay dudes come in smelling like Flowerbomb, I don’t get up and leave on some Jim Crow shit, I stay and eat my food. I don’t let these cats alter MY life.
That said, I think too much attention gets paid to these type of dudes. Yeah, its cool to be aware of what’s going on in the world so you can figure out how you want to maneuver or raise your kids, no doubt. But sometimes, I think we are giving these cross-dressing attention whores exactly what they want. One of the guys in the story (who is 6’4 and over 200 pounds) said he is going to transfer from Morehouse to a larger school in Florida where nobody will notice him. Bullshit. I don’t care where you’re at in the world, if you walking around looking like Michael Strahan in a dress…people are going to notice you. Which like I said, is what these cats want at the end of the day.
If you don’t want to be picked on or singled out, if its soooooo difficult for you to go outside and go on about your day, guess what, you wouldn’t do things to draw more attention to yourself. And to me, that has nothing to do with them being gay. Gay people don’t get stared at anymore. For the most part, people have learned to accept it. Only time they may get a stare is if they are doing some obnoxious shit like wearing tight ass clothes, playing grab ass or making out in public. Hell, straight people get stared at and pointed out for doing the same things, because its out of the ordinary and obviously a very public and a for the most part inappropriate display of affection and “expression.”
So when I see cats like the “mean girls” complaining about getting called out for how they dress, I really don’t have a heart for them on it. People aren’t bothering them because they gay, they are messing with them because they are some damn weirdos. If they didn’t want the attention drawn to them, they’d stop doing things to get attention. So, as well written as this VIBE article is, it also gives cats like these exactly what they want, attention for being weird.
Weirdos want attention. That’s why they dress up like Space Troopers on the weekend. That’s why they dye their hair pink. That’s why wear green jeans and yellow sneakers. That’s why they do drugs in public and try to get mad when they get arrested. That’s why Trojan makes glow-in-the-dark condoms. Weirdos, rich or poor, black or white, gay or straight, simply want attention.
One of the cats in the story said he was disappointed in Morehouse because he thought the school was about making vast contributions to society, not about dress codes and sexual orientations. Yeah ok. But how about you make some contributions first before you start trying make people feel a certain way for not wanting to be around your dress wearing ass.
I’ve mentioned this in blog posts in the past, but I don’t have a problem with gay people. I just have a problem with the ones who feel every time they don’t get their way, get fired from a job or cut from a basketball team its because they’re gay. And I guess in addition to that, I have a problem with obnoxious ones who do shit for attention. But the way society operates now, we can’t even get mad when they get rewarded for their behavior and bask in it.
Homosexuality is becoming a tired and old debate in itself in the Black community anyways. Gay people are here and they aren’t leaving or disappearing into thin air either. Like I said earlier, its on you you let it effect your life. I don’t go to Lenox Mall and complain about too many gay people being there. Shit, I just, don’t go. And really, it ain’t about too many gays being there. Its because I can’t afford most of the stuff there anyway.
The real problem in the Black community, as it pertains to sexuality, is the Down Low phenomenon that puts people’s lives at risk.
But yeah, I’m done rambling, read the piece for yourself and draw your own conclusions.