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Postby poodlek » Tue, 22 Nov 2011 2:54 pm

JR8, I take it you've never worked in theatre? Lol more gays per capita than any other work force, I'm certain.

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Postby ksl » Tue, 22 Nov 2011 2:57 pm

poodlek wrote:JR8, I take it you've never worked in theatre? Lol more gays per capita than any other work force, I'm certain.
Not to mention fashion, hairdressing, and the police, military, which is more taboo still!

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Postby curiousgeorge » Tue, 22 Nov 2011 9:09 pm

x9200 wrote:I guess they are more feminine in many social and psychological aspects than an ordinary male


Ahh such ignorance. You're confusing Gender (the socially constructed concepts of masculine and feminine) and Sexuality (the sex of the person you like to get jiggy with). You're probably basing your opinions of people you *perceive* as gay, because they are more or less masculine/feminine that your own criteria.
Gays are like wigs - you can only spot the obvious ones, or you don't spot them at all ;)

But as for the reason for the apparent over-abundance of gay flight attendants, I have my own theory (which also applies to Hair Dressers). The role is *traditionally* a female one. Equality laws caught up and started to prevent such discrimination (I am sure assisted by various other factors) and it became possible for men to apply.

Many straight men have a fear of being associated with any female role, a fear of not being perceived as masculine enough. Gay men are less inclined to worry about being associated with a traditionally female role (and this is irrespective of gender traits).

ASk yourself - how many of you really, really straight men ever considered being a Flight Attendant? And if not, why not? Why *wouldn't* straight men want to spend all their hours in the skies with pretty female flight attendants? Aside from the specifically educated with career options, most men would probably say "its a womens job". Now to mess with your head...how many lesbian flight attendants have you seen? Why not? Probably the same reasons men have...(or you just don't see it :p)

Also, I think there is greater social mobility in the gay population - a greater ability to move location as they don't need extended family to help look after the grandkids, and often there is a desire to move away from an intimidating or restrictive social environment (i.e disapproving parents or town). Air travel offers the same getaway.

Or, it might be much simpler. Most airlines have grooming standards, and we all know straight men don't groom. :p

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 22 Nov 2011 9:19 pm

:lol: Well theres food for thought!

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Postby x9200 » Tue, 22 Nov 2011 10:24 pm

curiousgeorge wrote:
x9200 wrote:I guess they are more feminine in many social and psychological aspects than an ordinary male


Ahh such ignorance. You're confusing Gender (the socially constructed concepts of masculine and feminine) and Sexuality (the sex of the person you like to get jiggy with). You're probably basing your opinions of people you *perceive* as gay, because they are more or less masculine/feminine that your own criteria.
Gays are like wigs - you can only spot the obvious ones, or you don't spot them at all ;)


Oh George, this is not the ignorance, this is just lack of imagination and stereotypical thinking about the stereotypes. I just used the closest match terminology to avoid lengthy and rather vague explanation. And ehem, one of my closest friends in Singapore is a gay, the non-obvious type, so pardon moi but I guess if somebody is here biased that would be you :)

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Postby richie303 » Tue, 22 Nov 2011 10:33 pm

BillyB wrote:
richie303 wrote:Maybe it's simply preference of the employee?

To be fair, I've never wanted to be cabin crew (they'd need to widen the aisles somewhat for me!).

Maybe it's due to the depiction that the job is "glamorous" and mainly women and gay men want to be glamorous? I don't know many straight men (aside from Bunter) that seem to want to be glamorous...

I agree though, never met a flight attendance who wasn't camp at least (who knows they may be straight and camp)

C'est La Vie!


Hey Ritchie [sic], go and take your face for a sh*t......


Hahaha, I wondered if you would react to that!

Point in case though right?
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Postby JR8 » Tue, 22 Nov 2011 11:11 pm

I found it a simply delightful riposte.

It reminds one of Tracy Emin's 'Unmade Bed', soiled, over personal, and yet curiously right.

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Postby the lynx » Tue, 22 Nov 2011 11:12 pm

x9200 wrote:
curiousgeorge wrote:
x9200 wrote:I guess they are more feminine in many social and psychological aspects than an ordinary male


Ahh such ignorance. You're confusing Gender (the socially constructed concepts of masculine and feminine) and Sexuality (the sex of the person you like to get jiggy with). You're probably basing your opinions of people you *perceive* as gay, because they are more or less masculine/feminine that your own criteria.
Gays are like wigs - you can only spot the obvious ones, or you don't spot them at all ;)


Oh George, this is not the ignorance, this is just lack of imagination and stereotypical thinking about the stereotypes. I just used the closest match terminology to avoid lengthy and rather vague explanation. And ehem, one of my closest friends in Singapore is a gay, the non-obvious type, so pardon moi but I guess if somebody is here biased that would be you :)


And trust the ladies to have very good gay-dar :lol:

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Postby BillyB » Tue, 22 Nov 2011 11:48 pm

richie303 wrote:
BillyB wrote:
richie303 wrote:Maybe it's simply preference of the employee?

To be fair, I've never wanted to be cabin crew (they'd need to widen the aisles somewhat for me!).

Maybe it's due to the depiction that the job is "glamorous" and mainly women and gay men want to be glamorous? I don't know many straight men (aside from Bunter) that seem to want to be glamorous...

I agree though, never met a flight attendance who wasn't camp at least (who knows they may be straight and camp)

C'est La Vie!


Hey Ritchie [sic], go and take your face for a sh*t......


Hahaha, I wondered if you would react to that!

Point in case though right?


I'll get back to you after I've plucked my eyebrows and shaved my balls.

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 22 Nov 2011 11:56 pm

BillyB wrote:I'll get back to you after I've plucked my eyebrows and shaved my balls.


Oh, I thought you'd have Quentin do you as usual.

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Postby richie303 » Wed, 23 Nov 2011 7:52 am

JR8 wrote:
BillyB wrote:I'll get back to you after I've plucked my eyebrows and shaved my balls.


Oh, I thought you'd have Quentin do you as usual.


Isn't Quentin servicing business class on a triple 7 to Dubai?
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Postby BillyB » Wed, 23 Nov 2011 9:57 am

richie303 wrote:
JR8 wrote:
BillyB wrote:I'll get back to you after I've plucked my eyebrows and shaved my balls.


Oh, I thought you'd have Quentin do you as usual.


Isn't Quentin servicing business class on a triple 7 to Dubai?


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Postby teck21 » Mon, 28 Nov 2011 10:38 am

The peacock culture (and I'm not sure whether this is hardwired into their peronalities or something that simply eveolved amongst gay guys, inclined towards former) amongst gay guys is such that relative to straight guys, a higher proportion will find themselves drawn towards industries and vocations where looking good, and being seen to look good is perceived as important.


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