Seriously? There should be a report button added to AF for posts like this. I know the tone here is pretty casual but I don’t think we should allow it to descend to this level or the site will lose all value.
As long as this kind of stuff does not make it to the serious boards like CFA, CAIA, FRM, Careers, or Investments…I think it’s OK to discuss and argue with the insensitivity here…tis a little funny and it’s the water cooler. Not saying I agree with what is said but freedom of speech right? And this is how we get news…now you know if you go to Hong Kong and you is gay, well be careful…also be careful if you’re straight because there could be a number of bisexuals infecting the girls.
AF is not a government agency, and words like “ch*nk” or “n*gg*r” and “f*g” are not political speech (except to the extent that it is used to incite others, which is not protected).
I don’t have an issue with posting the news report.
I’m not sure where “homo” sits on the epithet scale. To me, it doesn’t sound as harsh as the N-word, but the thread title does have a sneering overtone that should be out of place here.
You can dump a deuce on your living room floor while everyone is watching and call it “artistic expression” and “freedom of speech,” but you still shouldn’t do it in public, and particularly not in somoene else’s home. AF is a place where you can participate, but it is not “your space” to do whatever the cr@p you feel like between faps.
What I find most comical is the way the thread was titled. The article is not really saying anything that people don’t know already: homosexual men have a higher chance to get HIV. I just think the presentation of this common knowledge in such an overdone way is like reigniting the red scare for gay people.
This is the only reason to save this thread, because this comment is funny.
Agree with Sweep, this thread doesn’t even make sense. I mean, is this the '80s or early '90s? I didn’t know that any news outlets even reported on HIV anymore. So, here we have a news story that is irrelevant to anybody really (3.5% increase…WTF does that even mean) posted in a thread with a title that doesn’t even makes sense. The article doesn’t even say anything specific about HIV infection in the gay population other than that it “was high”.
I think Dal was high when he posted this. Or, just trying way too hard to be funny and falling on his face. Dumbest thing I’ve seen in on here in a while.