I wonder if those who denigrate LGBT people, realize they exacerbate and contribute to the bullying and the cruel violence directed at a marginalized minority. One wonders if such people have known a gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender person in their life? And when a specific man denigrates women – a gender often subject to discrimination and even violent treatment at the hands of men, one wonders who the women in that person’s life might have been. Did he have a mother, a sister, an aunt, a grandmother, a daughter – a wife?
Here is someone we can wonder about:
Is this the man you would want as a husband – a lover – a father? Neville Fleishman, – Johannesburg, South Africa – That is his name. A troll? A friend to some? A bully?
One then wonders about homophobia and its meaning as it pertains to people like Fleishman- what do they fear? Their own queer thoughts and fantasies? That anyone may be different? Is he a repressed homosexual running from his truth. Maybe even transgender – too afraid to acknowledge his authentic gender. If the latter I would try to understand the lashing out – yet so many of us have come out – amidst our terror – without hurting or bullying others.
So when one Neville Fleishman, a white South African man, launched an attack on me in a Facebook group post – and no he is NO friend of mine – the Admin of the page noted the following:
“Since this was directed to a member of this group in a rather derogatory and sexist way I have to say that postings like this show little respect and have no place on this page. I have no problem with the image being posted, free speech and all – pathetic and homophobic as it really is – but directing it to a member in the manner in which it was, is not acceptable. So kindly follow the rules unless there’s some other unspoken conversation we are not all privy to.”
I can only wonder about the following people who endorsed this hateful and hurtful post on Face Book with the flick of a “like” – amused no doubt at his spiteful assault- Do they endorse Fleishman’s homophobic sentiments or do they get a benefit of the pat on the back for pure ignorance?
Here they are:Roy Chassay – 4 mutual friends
Shelley Jacobson Cobb– 3 mutual friends
Allen Berkowitz – 2 mutual friends
Mark Saltzman – 2 mutual friends
Is this the man you would want to do business with – give your business to – as an employee?My comment and his response:
Maybe Mr. Fleishman is just another terrified loser taking his frustration out on a world that he cannot control by targeting successful people who actually do well and do some good in this world:A series of failed and failing businesses speaks volumes –
Oscoco (Pty) Ltd – Food Processing in Johannesburg
Temima –Dynamic Reflective !!!!The admin asked me if I wanted Fleishman booted off the Face Book group page – I responded that I would prefer if they allowed him to stay on – after all if the man keeps kicking himself in the nutz – let him have at it! Apparently they booted him anyway-!