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13. Re: More Big Picture Details Sep 21, 2012, 05:29 Prez
BobBob wrote on Sep 20, 2012, 20:18:
Will there be a day when we don't care about sexual orientation? I've watched too much Star Trek.

Maybe. It's a long time off though. With modern day media constantly calling attention to (in an almost obsessive manner) cultural issues like race and sexual orientation, it's always being put front and center in peoples' minds, making it almost impossible to NOT pay attention to it in some capacity. To whit, it was really the media more than anyone else that kept pointing out that Tony Dungee was the first black NFL coach to win a Super Bowl, so much so that he himself got tired of it. He would have preferred they would just have honored his accomplishments as a coach without qualifying it as such, which can actually serve to trivialize the accomplishment. As far as sexual orientation, TV shows like the "New Normal" make it kind of hard to not pay attention to sexual orientation when it is the whole premise of the show.

I get why news outlets and TV and movie studios do these sorts of things, but they tend to go WAY overboard with it. It's hard to ignore when it's constantly being brought up. It's possible that as time goes on it will become less "newsworthy" and novel and it will just fade back into the background and everyone will find something else to lose their minds over, but who knows if and when it will happen.
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