hey i know it´s easy to dismiss Oscar Wilde as a careless dandy but he was Irish, socialist and radically gay in Victorian England and when he says stuff like “morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people we personally dislike” it´s a highly political stance
that historical figure isn't gay they are married with children
Prior to the 20th century marriage was a necessity to maintain social status and power. And due to the nature of things children were a condition of marriage. Rarely were marriages for love or representative of ones own personal attractions. Historians tend to deny sources that give accounts of homosexual behavior due to internalized homophobia. History is a lot easier to understand with only straight people involved, but the fact remains queer people didn't appear out of nowhere in the 20th century. They've been around forever and historians help absolutely no one by assisting in the denial of that fact.
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Of the 519 Grindr users I was able to question before moderators intervened, 181 responses were counted. 64 of these users settled on a party. Here are their results:
60.9% (39) Labour 17.2% (11) Liberal Democrat 15.6% (10) Conservative
3.1% (2) Monster Raving Loony 3.1% (2) UKIP
No eligible voters chose the Green Party.
A further 117 users responded, but did not settle on a party.
11 were undecided, and could not be swayed to pick a favourite.
12 said they would choose not to vote.
18 were not eligible to vote.
Other responses can be roughly categorised as follows:
42 Miscellaneous evasion 13 Nonexistent parties and other sarcastic answers 10 Explicitly declined to answer 6 Too horny to engage politically 6 Just replying “hi” or “hello” or something, ignoring the opening question, and proceeding to attempt a conversation like it was never asked
In addition, here is a count of secondary positive mentions of parties – second choices for those who are voting for a different party, or parties mentioned as possibilities for those who remain undecided:
7 Labour 4 Lib Dem 3 Green 1 Conservative
These are parties that were singled out for negative mentions, often preceded by an “Anything but”:
7 Conservative 1 Labour 1 UKIP
In conclusion: Grindr stands with Corbyn. If the Grindr turnout is high on Thursday, the UK may yet have a socialist revolution.