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Saturday, February 18, 2006

A completely unfair question

You say you are not homophobic, but would you buy your son Brokeback mountain actions figures? Being a parent in today's world must suck!


At 2/18/2006 11:32:00 AM, Anonymous Elora said...

If I had a son, and he wanted one, sure.

At 2/18/2006 11:45:00 AM, Blogger elengil said...

depends on how old he was. If he wasn't even old enough to watch the movie, then no.

I'm not a big fan of 'action figures' anyway.

However, I don't have kids.

At 2/18/2006 12:04:00 PM, Blogger Vox Populi - Agent Provocateur said...

definitely no

At 2/18/2006 01:09:00 PM, Blogger chooseDoubt said...

It's a good question. Let's see.

Would I prefer to give my son a toy of a cowboy who likes cock or a cowboy who likes guns and killing?

Hmmmm. Well, cock wins for sure. And yes, I do have a son and I'd much rather he experimented with his sexual urges than his violent ones as he matures.

At 2/18/2006 01:26:00 PM, Blogger CMAR II said...

What would you do with a BBM action figure? Does they have kung-fu grip?

At 2/18/2006 01:35:00 PM, Anonymous jokerman said...

Brokeback mountain action figure? They would be endlessly boring!\id rather get him some allies & nazis to play with, maybe darth vader & darth maul, anything exciting but those 2 cowboys would be lousy action figures, did they make them??

At 2/18/2006 01:46:00 PM, Anonymous Einherjar said...

If I had a kid who wanted one, sure. I can't imagine why a kid would though, I certainly would have preffered jokermans toys growing up.

At 2/18/2006 02:53:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh ya, sure thing.

Homo Cowboys and flaming Indians riding bare back at the hot springs.

no way jose, not for my kids. LOL


At 2/18/2006 03:24:00 PM, Anonymous Jokerman said...

Gay cowboys just doesnt suit the image of cowboys, imagine 2 gunslingers instead of a showdown they grab eachother snogging, im sure there was quite a number of them that were bisexual, but i enjoyed the film alot & thought the story wasnt far fetched, i felt sorry for them!

At 2/18/2006 04:13:00 PM, Blogger Chip said...

Cowboys ranch.

a cowboy who likes guns and killing?

Too much TV rots your brain.

At 2/19/2006 01:20:00 PM, Anonymous Mohamed said...

Actually, I'd think a little before buying my non existent yet son such a toy, because if he comes to me twenty years from now and introduces his partner Angelo whom he met at the Salsa class, no doubt that while I'm trying to look completely cool with it and tell him that I'll accept him and love him no matter who he is, the category five hurricane ripping through my brain would be telling me, damn it, if I just didn't buy him those brokeback mountain action figures, he'd be introducing me to Angela instead.

At 2/19/2006 08:36:00 PM, Blogger elengil said...

Buying your child a toy will not change who they are attracted to.

First, if the child is not familiar with the movie, then the toys will simply be two cowboys, the kind kids have been playing with for 100 years. give or take.

Second, even if the child is familiar with the movie, I've never known anyone to say that the toys they were given as children influenced their sexuality later on in life. I'm talking normal toys like coyboy dolls, not things that could be in fact deemed abusive for a child to be 'playing' with.

Third... if the child is not familiar with the movie, they probably won't ask for the toy.. if the child *is* familiar with the movie, hopefully they're *Too old* to be playing with such toys.

IMO young children should not really be exposed to sexual themes of any kind in movies.


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