Thursday, 07 September 2017 08:20

Why are artists prone to homosexuality?

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In Igbo society it is generally believed that artists (writers, musicians, painters, sculptors, architects) tend to gravitate to homosexuality at a higher rate than ordinary human beings. One of my grandfather's relatives, Nwaogu Njoku, was a singer; she lived with another woman (whom she called my wife!).

The belief that artists tend to gravitate to homosexuality more than the norm intrigued me and I wanted to understand why. My life is devoted to trying to understand why people do what they do.  I think that, finally, I have found the answer.

Male artists tend to be sensitive persons; they are kind of like women.  They tend to have women's compassionate understanding of people; they tend not to be macho men; they are not warrior kind of men!

Looking at the issue of transgenderism (men who believe that they are women and women who believe that they are men) clarified this issue for me. Men artists are kind of like transgendered persons; they have penis but think like women and female artists are women with vaginas but think like men.

Male artists tend to be men with more female in them and that accounts for their tendency to be homosexuals; female artists are more like men hence have sex with other women, as men have sex with women.

These people probably have biologically induced gender confusion. What this means is that we have to tolerate their sexual deviances.

Having placed their behavior in some sort of biological realism, I can now tolerate their presence; in the past, in my eyes, they seemed worse than garbage; what they do and call it sexuality seemed degraded and evil; their mere presence made me vomit.

As they say, to understand all is to forgive all and to forgive all is to accept and love all. I can now live with homosexuals even though I still consider their behavior beastly; I still wish that they did not engage in their particular kind of sex but if they have no choice but to do so I can look away and leave them to do their thing.

However, this raises the issue of freedom and choice: if we see these people as animals determined by nature to do what they do have we not reduced human beings to mere animal status, to creatures without freedom to choose their behaviors?

The implication that we can use biology to rationalize sexual behavior, sooner or later, will be extended to pedophilia and bestiality; we would be told that such people inherited their craving for sex with children and animals.

We must be careful in this whole biological reductionism business, a view propounded by infantile scientists, for if we take away choice from people we make them mere animals and if they are mere animals any one can decide and get rid of them and not feel guilty.

Do you feel guilty from killing chicken and cattle? It is the element of choice that gives people dignity and respect!

Ozodi Osuji

September 6, 2017

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Ozodi Osuji Ph.D

Ozodi Thomas Osuji is from Imo State, Nigeria. He obtained his PhD from UCLA. He taught at a couple of Universities and decided to go back to school and study psychology. Thereafter, he worked in the mental health field and was the Executive Director of two mental health agencies. He subsequently left the mental health environment with the goal of being less influenced by others perspectives, so as to be able to think for himself and synthesize Western, Asian and African perspectives on phenomena. Dr Osuji’s goal is to provide us with a unique perspective, one that is not strictly Western or African but a synthesis of both. Dr Osuji teaches, writes and consults on leadership, management, politics, psychology and religions. Dr Osuji is married and has three children; he lives at Anchorage, Alaska, USA.

He can be reached at: (907) 310-8176