I Hate the Term "Homophobe"

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    What a truly bullshit term.

    If there's homophobe, then there's pedophobe (fear of pedophiles) as well.
    Azberjerz Azberjerz
    16-17, M
    Dec 8, 2015

    Not only is this word part of the leftoid

    newspeak it is also a misnomer. A phobia is an anxiety disorder that consists in a persistent fear of a particular object or situation and usually results in the phobic person avoiding that object or situation entirely. The hatred of homosexuals is a prejudice not a phobia...
    ThePowerbroker ThePowerbroker
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Dec 22, 2015

    If properly defined, the term Homophobia would

    actually mean fear of humans. 'Homo' is the genus for modern humans and as a prefix for a word it simply means 'same.' Obviously then, a homophobe would be someone who has an irrational fear of humans, or perhaps that fear isn't so irrational.
    ThePowerbroker ThePowerbroker
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jan 9, 2016
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