Originally Posted by Violet2
How about this: every chemist and doctor I've ever met (none of them gay) love to cook. Something about the chemistry of gourmet cooking is a big turn on.
So perhaps you have a budding scientist on your hands.
Yup!! I've never met a scientist that didn't like to cook. All of my boys LOVE to cook, as does my dh (thank goodness!!!), and my brother, and my FIL who was raised on a farm and is a rugged outdoorsman type. For that matter, I find that many of the small farmers and hunters that I've known in my life have enjoyed cooking. It's a pretty basic part of human life. I feel really bad for my SIL because her dh doesn't cook AT ALL, and she's not really "into it", either. I honestly don't know what they eat -- probably restaurant food prepared by line cooks, most of whom happen to be men.
While I agree w/the vast majority of opinions posted here concerning the relevancy of the "gayness" factor of toys, I have to say that a little courtesy goes a long way. The man made an unsophisticated, uneducated remark, but it was not a direct slur, and most likely it was an honest concern based on years of misinformation. Education starts with understanding, and if you can't meet an otherwise normal person (we're not talking hate groups here) halfway, how in the world are things supposed to change?
And I've met lots and lots of people with less than stellar ideas about other people who were won over by the more open-minded opinions of their offspring. I think it's counterproductive to write off every person who says something objectionable. It's easier, but it doesn't do much for the world.