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Reply #33: I suspect the writer is biased by his own perspective on a certain subculture. [View All]

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TheWraith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-13-11 06:09 PM
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33. I suspect the writer is biased by his own perspective on a certain subculture.
It's the social equivalent of "But everyone I know voted for McGovern!" Sure, what he says may be the case with all his gay buddies, all the guys he sees at the clubs, etcetera. But for someone on the inside of a social circle, it's very easy for them to view that circle as being representative of a broader community, even when they're not. It's kind of like how the internet left views itself as representative of the Democratic Party, when in fact we're a much smaller and further left subset.

So this particular writer sees his clique of fit, fab gay men living the high life, and makes the mistake of extrapolating that as a general rule.
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