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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie7/23/2012 9:46:20 pm PDT

“Culturally conservative” rural kids here in Texas STILL think spaceflight itself and even aviation are gay pre-occupations, or at least tainted by it. No, it’s true. I’ve encountered this attitude more than once from them. Some were even in college, though not usually for long.
Homophobia is an absolute obsession among rural Texans, the primary basis for the real culture in that milieu, and dodging teh ghey is the prime motivation for practically everything the young men do or are encouraged to do.
At the same time, there are curious initiation rites that boys about to enter high school are required to undergo before they will be fully accepted. This is mostly just hazing, and highly illegal, but it still goes on almost everywhere out in the sticks. Thing is, these hazing rituals invariably include some very strong homo-erotic elements. Details are best left to the imagination.