Huh.

radiosilence95's picture

Glad Oasis is back. Anyway, I picked up a copy of The New Yorker the other day and I stumbled across an article about a guy by the name of Bryan Fischer, the host of a popular Christian radio talk show called "Focal Point." This guy has made it his mission in life to stand against gay rights. I couldn't even finish the article because it offended me too much, and I rarely get offended. This guy is irritating. Not only does he make the usual ludicrous statements of an ignorant homophobe, that being gay is a choice and it is "treatable," but he also believes that Adolf Hitler was gay. Let me give you a quote from the article to prove his unbelievable stupidity:

"'Hitler himself was an active homosexual,' Fischer has said. 'Hitler recruited around him homosexuals to make up his Storm Troopers...Hitler discovered that he could not get straight soldiers to be savage and brutal and vicious enough.' On another occasion, Fischer declared that 'homosexuality gave us Adolf Hitler, and homosexuals in the military gave us the Brown Shirts, the Nazi war machine, and six million dead Jews.'"

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No comment.

So, my counselor today pointed to a possibility that really got to me. Brittany doesn't like people touching her very much. I mean, she doesn't go into hysterics or anything when people do touch her, but still. She's suspiciously uninterested in sex. Not once have I ever heard a remotely sexual joke or reference fall out of her mouth. She told me she doesn't think about it, doesn't want anything to do with it, etc. She's uncertain of her sexual orientation. She's dating a douchebag who mistreats her. My counselor said that these were the typical red flags signaling sexual abuse.

I honestly don't even know what to make of that. It could all just be a series of coincidences, traits that are just who she is. I strongly doubt she was ever abused, whether it was as a child or more recently, but I'd never even considered the idea before. It scared me.

Today was my last appointment with my counselor. She'll call me in thirty days to see how I'm doing, and if everything's fine we'll close my case.

Invited Brittany to dinner tonight, she couldn't make it because she feels kinda sick. You know how it goes. Tomorrow night we might go swimming, if she feels better. I hope we can make that happen.

I've been brainstorming ideas for short stories. Nothing strictly fictional comes to mind, but I've been pondering the idea of writing stories based off of real-life experiences with a slight fictional twist. Maybe I'll just open up Word and start typing and see what happens. I wonder if my theory that impulsiveness works best in certain situations can be applied to my writing.

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Tycoondashkid's picture

talk to her

see if anything has happened, maybe something did or didn't, if it didn't no harm done and she may not be a sexual person, if something did happen you can help her get professional help, talk to her.

you can't think of stories, which type of story do you want to write? personally ive got a 17 year old feeling like a pedophile right now, long story

radiosilence95's picture

Ha. Well it seems kind of

Ha. Well it seems kind of ridiculous to just ask her if she's ever been abused. It's probably nothing really, just my counselor's speculation. And if something has happened, she'll open up to me about it if she wants to.

My short stories tend to be less about plot and more about simply exploring a character. Not much exciting happens in them, it's just a look at a protagonist who could be any one of us, almost always female since I obviously relate to that gender more.

Tycoondashkid's picture

don't say

"hey brittney you even been sexually abused" work it in

i tend to do equal women and equal men characters although ive noticed if a guy is the main character he is more likely to go crazy like a few people or always be crazy perfect example being Blacklight and women tend to be wiser but have less experience its weird

radiosilence95's picture

Hm...I could work it in

Hm...I could work it in somehow, but I'd have to be really, really subtle.

Kind of weird that the male is more likely to go crazy, seeing as women are viewed as less emotionally stable than men, which is a very inaccurate and obnoxious social belief, might I add :P

My main character in the short story I'm thinking of doing is most likely going to be a lesbian, because I am always disappointed by the lack of fiction that contains gay characters. If I ever do make it as an author in the future, I think a lot of my stories are gonna have gay characters.

Tycoondashkid's picture

be really subtle

don't lend her on to it easily

its a quirk of writing, most of the characters are either Asexual or Bi, sometimes its explained in my story how for example Blacklights sex drive was completely killed off by the experiments BUT even then i say he is Bisexual since he was before the experiments

Dracofangxxx's picture

REMEMBER THE TAROT CAAAARDS

but hey, who knows? Poor Brittany :(
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That's redick!

radiosilence95's picture

Holy crap you're right!

Holy crap you're right! Those things are just eerily accurate, man. And if they're accurate at reading the past and present, why wouldn't they be accurate at reading the future? :o

I'm really hoping that's not the case. I don't want to jump to that conclusion just because my counselor happened to point out that these signs are common among abuse victims. If that is the case...ugh. I don't even wanna go there. Just imagining someone hurting her...

ElsaGabor's picture

Lolol

It takes one fucked up person to announce that homosexuality is the equivalent to war and genocide. What a asswhipe.

radiosilence95's picture

There is zero logic to that

There is zero logic to that statement. Zero. At least most homophobes bother to make sense. What evidence does he have that Hitler and his ENTIRE army was gay? None. I've seen a lot of really stupid bigots in my time, but none quite as insultingly stupid as this piece of work. I got about two pages into the article and then I had to stop, it was makin' me so mad.

ElsaGabor's picture

I imagine so >:( Fuck

I imagine so >:( Fuck bigots, they just mad cause they ain't us. :)

elph's picture

Maybe inspiration could be found here:

Possibly either of these two movies might provide you with the inspiration for further exploration and development:

Both Jet Boy and The Nature of Nicholas present some quite unexpected twists. Both are low budget productions and suffered minimal distribution (both available on DVD). Jet Boy contains a totally unanticipated non-ending (guaranteed!); The Nature of Nicholas borders on sci-fi of 20 or more years ago --- and be prepared for considerable weirdness!. Both movies, however, are true art (disagreement on this is not unexpected)!

The primary theme exploited in both movies movies, however, is the exceeding difficulty for adolescent and pre-adolescent boys to openly acknowledge an intense same-sex mutual attraction.

There currently exists a dearth of short stories, novels, and movies that dare venture into these areas of youthful affections… particularly between two sharing the same sex! These two movies do that without inviting the label of porn (although Nicholas comes quite close to that edge!)

Jet Boy (full movie in original English with Portuguese subtitles):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qtr8lgW3fo8

Also available with (atrocious) English subtitles in 10 separate videos starting here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wm0el6AfGiU

The Nature of Nicholas (7 videos):

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLC600D937AEC1DCA2&feature=plcp

radiosilence95's picture

Hmmm...

Thanks for the recommendations! I'll definitely check those out whenever I get the chance.

MacAvity's picture

Well...

"Brittany doesn't like people touching her very much. I mean, she doesn't go into hysterics or anything when people do touch her, but still. She's suspiciously uninterested in sex. Not once have I ever heard a remotely sexual joke or reference fall out of her mouth. She told me she doesn't think about it, doesn't want anything to do with it, etc. She's uncertain of her sexual orientation. She's dating a douchebag who mistreats her. My counselor said that these were the typical red flags signaling sexual abuse."

Aside from the douchebag boyfriend, that's not a bad description of the way I was maybe a year and a half ago. I've never been sexually abused, or abused in any way for that matter. So... I don't know. Maybe it means something, maybe it's just the way she is. Douchebag boyfriends are a problem no matter what, though.

radiosilence95's picture

I'm trying not to read too

I'm trying not to read too deeply into these things. My counselor was just speculating. The vague possibility still sickens me though. And yes, douchebag boyfriends are very much a problem. Nothing I can do about that. They're not exactly attached at the hip though, so it's not like he's hovering around her 24/7. Which is a relief.

Meow's picture

I know people who are like

I know people who are like that, aside from the douchebag boyfriend. It is certainly a scary thought. :(

radiosilence95's picture

It is a VERY scary thought

It is a VERY scary thought and now I'm just trying to kind of push the possibility from my mind. None of these things guarantee a history of any form of abuse. There are plenty of people who have these traits who haven't been abused.