“Silly faggot, dix are for chix” shirt

 

A man sports a "Silly faggots" T-shirt at an AIDS walk.

A man sports a "Silly faggots" T-shirt at an AIDS walk.

The South Florida Blade is reporting that an employee of RoadSafe, a company contracted to erect barricades for the Florida AIDS Walk, sported a T-shirt that read: “Silly faggot, dix are for chix.” The shirt also has a picture of a rabbit resembling the Trix Rabbit. The employee was terminated after the incident.

What a charming shirt to wear to an AIDS walk. I could go on and on about how inaccurate the perception that AIDS is a gay disease actually is, but I’ll save that.

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30 thoughts on ““Silly faggot, dix are for chix” shirt

  1. Your post seems to imply that you are offended by this tee shirt. But if AIDS isn’t a gay disease, then how is this tee shirt offensive?

    • It’s offensive because it says “Silly faggot dix are for chix”. It’s offensive outside of the context of being at an AIDS fundraiser– it’s homophobic. That’s why it’s offensive.

      • What is “homophobia?” Isn’t that being afraid of gay people? What if you’re not afraid, nor threatened by gay people, but you just don’t have anything in common with them? What if you just don’t like them because they cry for no apparent reason, they behave like little girly men, and they are always trying to shower joust you? It’s more that many people find gay people a “nuisance” than anything.

      • If you think about it, the shirt really ISN’T offensive. After all, AIDS stands for “Anally-Inflicted Death Sentence,” so the shirt is merely playing on the makeup of the acronym.

        • This isn’t a great site to be on if you don’t like gays. By the way, it’s “acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)” and if you were even the slightest bit educated, you’d know that AIDS can be contracted through any sharing of bodily fluid.

  2. When I was living in Siddall Hall a billion years ago, an asshole was in the Calhoun dining hall wearing one of these. I gave him a piece of my mind in front of a huge crowd of people. It was pretty satisfying. :)

  3. Obviously he forgot to bring his brain to work. Seems like he was very enthused about being there, given his demeanor.

  4. AIDS is proportionally higher in the gay male community. lets be real and honest and give political correctness a break.

    • Actually the highest prevalence of AIDs is currently in heterosexual African American couples. and the American Red Cross states that HIV is spread more through heterosexual sex than homosexual.

      • Not exactly true, the male in the so-called hetero relationship contracted the virus through anal intercourse with another male (when he was being honest that is). There generally has to be blood to blood or blood to semen contact to reliably pass the virus. Trust me, I treat these poor souls on a daily basis.

        It’s more about the anatomy of the sex act. As the question goes: “What do you call a man to contracts the HIV virus from his wife?”

        A liar.

        • A man can get the disease from his wife if she has HIV and he has unprotected sex with her. Vaginal fluids are one of the media through which HIV is transmitted. Believe it or not, women commit adultery too. It’s not just men who commit adultery. It’s less likely that a man would get HIV from a woman than it is that a woman would get HIV from a man during unprotected sex, but again, that’s entirely a matter of the mechanics of the sex act.

  5. How much you want to be the report is misleading? I’m willing to bet that this guy was fired due to the picture and potential publicity/reprocusions rather than because he wore the shirt.

    I’m guessing the firing was muce closer, temporally, to the publicization of th pic than it was to his wearing the shirt at work.

    Form over substance.

    Either way, the previous comment wondering how the shirt could be offensive given, yada yada yada is ridiculous. Has this person never heard of stereotypes being offensive? Bluegums isn’t offensive when the guys gums aren’t blue? Telling a jew to go count his jewgold isn’t offensive if he doesn’t have gold? Telling a woman to go make babies and leave to work to the men isn’t offensive if the woman is sterile or isn’t going to be doing that work anyways?

    Seems the comment was simply someone desperatly trying to rail against some politically correct notion by whatever flawed means possible then it was an honest or even quasi intelligent post.

  6. So, let me get this straight…
    (no pun intended)

    If the statement this person wears makes by wearing this piece of clothing makes him “homophobic”, then the fact that you don’t agree with *his* views makes you heterophobic?

    I don’t see any phobias in play here. What I do see are two different viewpoints and sets of beliefs. This person has a right to his, as you do to yours. But to apply the label “homophobic” to every person and viewpoint opposing the LGBT lifestyle, only cheapens and weakens their argument and/or position. It’s basically akin to how anyone who opposes current presidential policy is called a racist. It’s entirely laughable.

    Bottom line is, if you want to be taken seriously, bring a valid, realistic point to the table. Or shut up. People in general are way too sensitive about name-calling, etc. Get over it. They are WORDS.
    Didn’t your mother ever explain to you when you were a small child the’ “Sticks and stones may break my bones” parable? Again – grow up and get over it.

  7. God, really you are so stupid that I shouldn’t bother, but what the hell I have ten minutes to kill.

    His shirt slams a particular group of people both with the derogatory term “faggot” as well as espousing an overall anti-homosexual theme. Having these views makes one a bigot. Just as hating, mocking, slamming, attacking, etc. any particular broad group in its totality is bigotry. Sure if being a member of particular group implies a particular belief (e.g. Nazis hate Jews) saying something about that particular belief is valid. But summarizing and mocking or speaking hatred against all members of a particular broad group (e.g. race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion) is bigotry.

    The term homophobia is accurate because so many people have an irrational fear of homosexuals. For whatever reason they see homosexuals as an afront to them personally. Even though if two guys hook up it causes no harm to heterosexual couples or anyone else for that matter. The only way to describe the opinions, statements and actions of anti-gay marriage groups or far right wing pundits is that of fear.

    Just because something is an opinion does not somehow exclude it from being bigotry. Sure he has anti-homosexual views and those are his opinions. He has the right to believe and even preach whatever beliefs he wants. He’s still a bigot. I have the right to hate black people. I don’t, but I have the right to if I wanted and I have the right to say the n-word and say all sorts of horrible things. I have that right. I’d still be a bigot. Bigotry is always, always based on opinions. So people like you sound really stupid when you say so-and-so isn’t a bigot they are just expressing their views. Their views are what makes them bigots.

    Expressing offense at someone who has insulted a group you belong to or speaking out against someone who preaches hate is not itself bigotry. It is an expression based upon the particular person who said it. If I say that the head of some anti gay marriage coalition is a hate filled irrational lunatic I am not being heterophobic (for the record I am heterosexual, not that it matters but still). I am expressing an opinion about a particular person based upon that person’s particular actions. I am not summarizing and mocking all heterosexuals, I am not summarizing all Christians.

    For your view to have merit you would have to suggest that people like Martin Luther King were bigots for speaking out against establishments and politicians and laws that were aimed at black people. Such an opinion would be absurd. It’s no different here. Of course gay people are going to speak out against the Anita Bryants, the James Dobsons or the Jerry Falwells of this world.

    Those people are preaching irrational hatred of an overall group for no other reason than they feel they have the right to constrict the rights of a group of people. Have hatred fine, whatever, do as you please, but moving for political action against a particular group based on that hate will earn you well deserved counter-action.

    You have the right to believe what you want. You have the right to say what you want. But if you speak hatred and generalized bile against some broad group, I have the right to call you a douche bag and point out the fact that you are a bigot.

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    • Once again, people such as myself are misrepresented with the term homophobia. It has nothing to do with a phobia. Gays are not like a big hairy spider crawling across the couch. Also do not bother saying homophobia is about a lack of understanding or is about hate. I am both knoledgable in and do not hate spiders, but a very small phobia is present.

      My stance towards gays is rooted is in a genuine distaste for them as individuals. What they do to each other is utterly disturbing to me. I classify this sort of deviancy from the norm with the actions of child molesters, people who pick their nose and eat it, murderers, the crazy guy that stares at you far too long to be normal…

      In summary, gays are amongst the messed up people and I try to avoid them.

  9. The shirt isn’t offensive. It’s pointing out the obvious. Dicks are for Chicks. Something the mentally ill (aka homosexuals) seem to have forgotten.

    Common sense people… Common sense….

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  11. It’s a funny shirt. You don’t HAVE to think gay people are super-great. You don’t have to. The problem with the gay agenda in the modern world is that people are being forced to pretend that being homosexual is just great and quite normal. It isn’t normal, sorry. Feel free to do what you do, but don’t try to brainwash me.
    And what the hell is CHAZ BONO? He? She? It?

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