Egads! do people *still* believe in this garbage?
I recently watched the film Billy Elliot, which was made in the 1980s. I remember thinking that our attitudes that our attitudes had changed signficantly toward boys dancing after viewing that film. Unfortunately, I was wrong. I agree that it is ridiculous to have to deal with these attitudes in 2013.
Billy Elliot was interesting. I liked it that he was the one who wanted to do ballet but was heterosexual and his best friend Michael who didn't dance was gay
. By the way the guy who plays the adult Billy at the end (with all the make up, feathered shorts and bare chest) is married with children.
I think liking dancing, or pretty clothes has nothing to do with orientation. I know at least one male bellydancer who loves the the clothes, sequins and the dressing up but also likes rugby and going to the pub and chatting up pretty girls. I think part of the reason he likes bellydance is because he's surrounded by girls in revealing outfits and is incredibly popular with them. That said he is a really good dancer.
People are delightfully complex and can easily enjoy contrasting occupations and pastimes. In the latin classes and socials I attend we have people of all different occupations and backgrounds and I've no idea whether most of them are gay
, straight or somewhere in the middle.