I do not usually subscribe to our new world order, tolerating and accepting absolutely everything, being 21st century hippies, so on...someone once said "keep an open mind but not too open, your brain might fall out" and it's not just a cool formulation, its meaning is very viable and relevant to actual life.
But for a man to be a certain way, and have to hide it. That alone is ridiculous, and I never thought I'd see myself make such comments, but although I'm not for the constant portraying and recent glorification of the gay lifestyle everywhere, all the time, being shoved down my throat I *have to* think a certain way and accept all things of our time; Thomas must've suffered torrents of pain and suffering just because, again, he was born a certain way and couldn't just be that way. That's like being born tall and short at the same time, or simply a fish out of water. It's a paradox, an existential paradox. And especially in the world of Rugby where you have to be overly manly, way more than it is natural to be, and overzealous with virility and hardness and all, he must've heard in the locker rooms constantly anti-gay slur or things in that tendency.
How many stories have we heard about that, the gay athlete malaise...
For me though, people and the media overreact to that tremendously also. You just call someone "effeminate" and ppl would have your head for it. There's a ***anic difference between real, intelligent sensitivity, taking people's real feelings and desires into account; and then becoming a cardboard self-righteous pseudo-moralistic bigot motherfu...well, yeah. Just, bigot.