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Laura Jones Communication 2110 I decided that my antithesis was someone who is gay. The reason I decided this is because I feel like we have a lot of things that are very different about us. The main thing is that they are gay, whereas I am very much straight. I have been straight my whole life, and I do not plan on ever being gay. Along with this we have different beliefs and opinions about things. Steven Covey has said, “Strength lies in differences not similarities.” I think if I talk to someone who is gay and try to focus on the good things about the fact that we have differences I could learn a lot from them. I also feel like if I talked to someone who was gay it would be a good experience and I could gain more understanding about gay people and why they are that way. Throughout my life, I have been taught that being gay is wrong and that gay people are bad. Through hegemony, I have been socially constructed to believe those things. For a long time, that is what I believed because it is what my parents and others have taught me. However, while I was in high school, I met someone who was gay. This was my first interaction with someone who was gay, I had never actually met someone that was before, I had just formed beliefs based on what I had been taught and my social construction. At first, I thought that this person was weird and it was going to be difficult to interact with them because they were so different from me. However, over time I got to know this person and eventually became friends with them. As I got to know them better, I realized that they weren’t weird, like I initially believed, they were just different and I should and could learn to accept that. Throughout this experience my ideas and beliefs about gay people started to change. I no longer believed that gay people were
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bad and I became more accepting of them, even though that is not the way I am. Because of this
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