Sunday, March 16, 2008

Joyce & the Open Closet

This is in direct response to a concept mentioned in Joel's post but otherwise ignored--that being the impossibility of friendship between men and women. I feel that this idea, in and of itself, has grown far outdated and must be reworked in consideration of modern views of egalitarianism. As a heterosexual man, I have never had any difficulty keeping relationships with women on a strictly friendly level. Truthfully, when considering compatibilities in friendship, why would gender come into play? As I said before, with modern society turning from socially constructed ideas of what it means to act male or female, friendships based entirely upon common interests can form quite easily. While there might always be unforeseen tensions or changes in the natures of relationships, it is my belief that a man and woman can be friends without ever having to worry with sexual contact.

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