Here's a paragraph from my last blog entry on my own site: Madmanknitting.wordpress.com
I felt it was necessary to share with all of you.
I'm not accustomed to bad mouthing people on the internet. I don't think it suits me. But, I am finding it interesting that more gay people than straight find a man who knits laughable, or to be dismissed. Yeah. Odd, isn't it? But, apparently in the gay community there is such a need for stereotypes to be held up strong, that a guy who knits is considered a detriment to the "cause of making us more acceptable. It feeds the stereotype that we aren't real men." Can you believe that? I don't have any gay friends, and probably because I never really care for superficial aesthetics. I like character. Genuine character. So, gay men find me ludicrous. Straight men find me a lot of fun. Maybe because I don't take too much of anything seriously. When it comes down to it, I'm one of the fellas. I can have a whiskey and a rough beard (YEAH! THE BEARD IS BACK!) And I'd rather be caught with my dirty knees, my ballcap, my boots, my distaste for decorating (only because its forced, never does it sort of just happen), and my sense of the honor code. If you're my pal, then you know I won't fail you. Just thought I'd say something about that. With all of their bears, otters, twinks, and muscle daddies, it seems they haven't find personalities of their own yet. They're hiding behind adopted personalities. So sad. So sad.