Blog Post #2- Today I wear Purple

11 Nov

For this week’s blog post, I chose to write a reaction to the blog entitled, “Today I wear Purple.” I found this blog to be the most interesting, because it took a concept that is taken so lightly, and spun it on its head. The very idea of “coming out of the closet” has come to be a ritual that gay  and lesbian men and women are “supposed” to adhere to, but the fact is, it doesn’t matter. Society has constructed this false presence under which homosexuals must live their lives under, but the fact is, these people should not have to be subjected to ridicule because society tells them so.

The Author of the article, Cortney, States that, There is a distinct dichotomy set up in this process, wherein one must be either gay or straight”. The very fact that such a distinction must even exist is sad, because, at the end of the day, we are all humans. We are bound by our morals, and we have an obligation to treat each one another with respect and decency. We are obligated to pay our bills, and do the simple things in life that make us good people-We do not have an obligation to society to follow guidelines about our personal feelings, or our sexual orientation, but rather, we should only have the obligation to be honest to ourselves, and to believe what we are doing is right.

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2 Responses to “Blog Post #2- Today I wear Purple”

  1. darian12 November 11, 2010 at 6:29 pm #

    I completely agree with you, it should not be a ritual. Being homosexual should not be something that should take over someone’s life it should just be a part of it, just like it is for heterosexuals. People care too much about the label of gay or straight and think that it will affect people in work, life and everything they do but it doesn’t. Being homosexual should never affect work, school or anything that should not involve personal life, but unfortunately it does. I don’t think twice when a woman refers to her boyfriend, so why should people then question a person’s character because they are in a homosexual relationship. Another problem with this article is the author states that one must be gay or straight. What about the other people in the world that happen to be hermaphrodites or transgendered people. These people are being over looked and being treated like they aren’t people. There should be no distinction and I agree with you on that.

  2. itzjessicax3 November 15, 2010 at 12:19 am #

    I agree with you both. Our society is always labeling people which is quite sad because we have come so far. First it was about segregation of whites and colored people but now it has come to being gay or straight. I think everyone should mind their own business when it comes to someone else’s sexuality. Let people be who they want to be. For those who are suffering from suicide or those that are confused about themselves, there are always people who can help. There is the trevor project promoting people to stop the violence and help each other in these tough times.

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