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The evolution of male attraction

Added on by Tom Cramond.

A photo essay by Brett and Kate Mckay on the history of homosexuality and male attraction:

But at the turn of the 20th century, the idea of homosexuality shifted from a practice to a lifestyle and an identity. You did not have temptations towards a certain sin, you were a homosexual person. Thinking of men as either “homosexual” or “heterosexual” became common. And this new category of identity was at the same time pathologized — decried by psychiatrists as a mental illness, by ministers as a perversion, and by politicians as something to be legislated against.

It’s a sad part of most modern cultures that affection between males is shunned, or at the most only accepted as part of homosexual lifestyle. The images in this post certainly do suggest we are losing part of our emotional being by this artificial cultural boundary.