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Instead of gays, why don't we call ourselves Philadrists?

I don't think it's fair that lesbians have so many terms for themselves, but we have to share all ours with theirs. Therefore, I think Philandrist would fill the bill.

by Anonymousreply 1705/03/2013

Gay would continue to mean lesbians and gay men, but now we could see, Gays consist of lesbians, philandrists, bisexuals, trangenders, questioning, queer, and so on.

by Anonymousreply 112/02/2012

I wonder if Jews wanted to ever change "Jew"...and not just their last name. I see so many similarities between self-loathing Jews and self-loathing gays.

by Anonymousreply 212/02/2012

What an idiotic idea, OP.

by Anonymousreply 312/02/2012

Which person or group designated "gay," anyway? Why did it stick?

by Anonymousreply 412/02/2012

We could already call ourselves ghey or g0y or g@y.

by Anonymousreply 512/03/2012

Because it sounds too much like philanderer. And philanthropist.

by Anonymousreply 612/03/2012

What an odd suggestion, OP. Not all of us collect stamps.

by Anonymousreply 712/03/2012

ha

by Anonymousreply 805/02/2013

Well it would stop people from naming their children "Philippe" virtually overnight, so the Baby Name troll should be with me on this.

by Anonymousreply 905/03/2013

Make up your mind, OP!

Philadrists - as in the subject heading for your post?

Or Philandrist - as in the text of your post?

by Anonymousreply 1005/03/2013

Well, if we could change the spelling a bit, it would be fine:

Philadrist instead of Philandrist.

by Anonymousreply 1105/03/2013

Technically philandrist is the term.

by Anonymousreply 1205/03/2013

Somebody already has a blog

by Anonymousreply 1305/03/2013

I think that the problem with the word is demonstrated by OP's difficulty spelling it.

by Anonymousreply 1405/03/2013

[quote]I wonder if Jews wanted to ever change "Jew"...and not just their last name. I see so many similarities between self-loathing Jews and self-loathing gays.

Jews changed their names in the 20th century because of widespread discrimination against them, not because of self-loathing.

by Anonymousreply 1505/03/2013

What is it that philandrists practice? Philandropy? Philandrodendum?

by Anonymousreply 1605/03/2013

That would sound like philanderers , and by word association (or the way it sounds) it would only add to view of gays as hypersexual sex addict freaks.

by Anonymousreply 1705/03/2013
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