Phobia noun an extreme or irrational fear of, or aversion to, something; synonyms: dread, terror, hatred, loathing, revulsionWhen someone has a phobia of something, most people tend to think that it means they are irrationally scared of whatever it is the phobia is about. Does that mean that people who are homophobic are irrationally scared of homosexuality? If so, then I feel that homophobia is an inaccurate label for a lot of people; they aren't scared of homosexuality, they hate it.
But why do we hate things? The things we hate tend to be things that we don't understand, or don't like being around. If this is the case then could education help homophobics overcome their homophobia? Granted, if someone wants to get over a phobia, they first have to acknowledge that it is, in fact, a phobia and completely irrational.
I just want people to accept me for who I am. I want to be able to hold my girl's hand in public without people looking at us like we are odd. I want to be able to cuddle with her at her grandparent's house. I want to be a normal, twitter patted girl who is in the throws of a crush.
But I can't be and it sucks.
And I sound like a broken record, I know. And I almost don't care haha