I see the problematic nature of the term “straight-acting,” because it isΒ an inherently homophobic/negative term.

But at the same time, I don’t think it’s fair to criticize someone for a personal preference. If you’re attracted to a certain type of guys, you just are— regardless of whether that’s intrinsic or shaped by social factors. And it’s just as wrong to attack someone for being attracted to more stereotypically masculine guys as it is to attack someone for not fitting the stereotypes of masculinity. Both are [mostly] outside the individual’s control.

That being said, feel free to disagree with me. I’m curious to know what y’all think and why you think it.

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  6. msnmlt said: I think the problem is that “straight-acting” assumes that ALL straight guys wear basketball shorts / work out / have low voices / hate pop music / etc. Which is a terrible stereotype in itself.
  7. madeofwut said: There’s nothing wrong with having a type as long as one keeps an open mind towards outliers. Saying “straight-acting only” is an exclusive action and that says something about who that person is.
  8. theorose said: There is no issue with having a type and there is no problem if you like more masculine guys but I have a big issue with the term “straight acting”. It is basically saying “straight” is a personality that can be defined by very specific traits. I