I would condemn him [for being gay], because I believe that a real man must be a real man. God created man for procreation, it is the nature. The man for me is the support, the strength of… I won’t accept gay son. This [freedom] only applies to a daughter, not a son. I think for men, it’s a bad freedom. In our time, there is a very large number of frivolous girls (and a man can **** a large number of these girls). This is freedom for men. And a man has no right to be a ***. Two girls together - not the same thing as the two men together. It seems to me that lesbians look aesthetically much nicer than two men holding their hands or kissing. But, I want to say that I’m not against gays - I just want my son to be a real man, not a ***. I have many gay friends. I believe that being gay is all still better than murderers, thieves, or drug addicts. If you choose out of all of this, [to be gay is] a little better than the rest.
Months ago, I wrote this, in regards to Russia’s views on homosexuality:Lena Katina and Julia Volkova performing at Sochi reiterates the point (Bryan Safi made) that most homophobia is misplaced misogyny. These men / women think that women themselves should be treated lesser; as sexual objects. And that if a man *lowers* himself to be seen as sexually available to an other man (i.e. living as an out and proud homosexual and asking acceptance), it’s disrespectful to all other men. But if a woman wants to be considered sexually attractive in the eyes of other women, a homophobe is less vocal against that, because it’s keeping the “power-play” segregated.
Just proves my point: homophobia is misplaced misogyny. And it’s upsetting and frustrating that Julia Volkova has this opinion. It’s upsetting, because she views HERSELF as less than human just because she’s a woman - and in Russia, the people are raised to believe that women are to be treated as objects and not equal citizens. It’s frustrating to see Julia as a misguided shell of her former self.