"Is My Son Gay?" Is One Aggressively Sad Android App

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If you think your son's sexuality can be determined through any means other than actually having a meaningful, face-to-face conversation, then you need to waste your money on the "Is My Son Gay" French Android App.

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The app costs 99 Euro cents € 1.99, which if you think about it, is a great deal considering it promises to answer "the question you have been asking for perhaps too long"! Or at least it would be if it actually did something... It's basically just a game of 20 questions featuring deep and thoughtful yes or no questions pertaining to homosexual stereotypes like personal grooming, manner of dress, enjoyment of musical theater, and his interest in sports (or rather lack thereof).

Lest you doubt its utility, the app "unfortunately" confirmed five-star reviewer Christopher's most-feared suspicions... Quick Christopher, you must send your son away immediately for treatment before it metastasizes and becomes contagious! [Android Market via RFI via the Awl]

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Well first of all a phobia is a fear.

I dislike broccoli, but I do not have broccoliphobia. I just don't like it. Somehow, somewhere people started using the term homophobia perhaps because they felt is softened the blow to homosexuals to prefer to think people were afraid of them vs. dislike them. Whatever.

Personally, don't care about anyone's sexuality, but I get really tired of euphemisms.

Second perhaps people will stop having an innate aversion to homosexuality once the homosexual orientation is a successful strategy for survival of the species. Until that point, I expect that sexual behaviors which are there to support procreation will dictate how people feel.

Sorry, but we have innate instinctual behaviors for a reason.