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    Re: apple ceo is gay

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    I can see the point if he wanted his private life private. But I still think it indicates a problem with our culture, that being "outed" as gay can be horrible.
    Yes of course, but it may be a problem limited to certain career paths, like sports, CEO, politician. Then again, it could be the individual, especially a career obsessed CEO, is being overly cautious. I'm skeptical they all really need to stay closeted.

    My gay uncle married and had 3 kids and kept it secret for 20 years, some of that for valid reasons. It was back then the only way to have a family and coming out might've been unsafe. But also, he was willing to do anything to make as much income as possible and went along with corporate expectations, until finally coming out last year and moving to CA. Guess what, didn't affect his career at all.

    I'm at business school now at a liberal campus and there's like 4 members in the business GSA. The people here are so concerned with image, fearing that the slightest hint of not being 'normal' will mean they lose millions, that it's as much a problem with their selfish outlook as culture.

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    Re: apple ceo is gay

    Quote Originally Posted by chromium View Post
    Yes of course, but it may be a problem limited to certain career paths, like sports, CEO, politician. Then again, it could be the individual, especially a career obsessed CEO, is being overly cautious. I'm skeptical they all really need to stay closeted.

    My gay uncle married and had 3 kids and kept it secret for 20 years, some of that for valid reasons. It was back then the only way to have a family and coming out might've been unsafe. But also, he was willing to do anything to make as much income as possible and went along with corporate expectations, until finally coming out last year and moving to CA. Guess what, didn't affect his career at all.

    I'm at business school now at a liberal campus and there's like 4 members in the business GSA. The people here are so concerned with image, fearing that the slightest hint of not being 'normal' will mean they lose millions, that it's as much a problem with their selfish outlook as culture.
    What few seem to realize is that "abnormality" is actually the norm.
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    Re: apple ceo is gay

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    What few seem to realize is that "abnormality" is actually the norm.
    Yeah, everyone has some trait that's off the beaten path, yet being outted can be life altering still in our culture. But still, going back all the way to the start of gay rights movement, we've seen that the only way it becomes easier is for those in corporate, sports, politics etc to come out.

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