Blogging as an occupation, whether full or half-time in this part of our world is still seen as the act of gossiping and jumping into what doesn’t concern you or worst more, the parking lot of an unemployed person wanting to be seen as someone doing something rather than being said to be jobless.
It ain’t a ”women-only thing” too dearest sister or brother! Because blogging goes a long way from what we perceive it to be and also what the bad eggs had it labelled into.
Male bloggers are not homosexuals!
Counter to beliefs and stereotyping that a guy who blogs or and especially is into fashion/style blogging is either homosexual or bisexual is a big fat and cheap misconception!.
Blogging and Sexuality!
An individual’s sexuality (Sexuality is the sexual habits or desires of a person) has absolutely no relationship with their blogging (Blogging or Blog is a website on which someone writes about personal opinions, activities, and experiences). I insist on stating it clearly again that ”because a male blogs doesn’t mean he loves the next man or any man at all.”
Or is blogging a man?
At this age and century, the last thing a supposedly civilized, well educated and exposed being like you is expected to believe or buy along with is Stereotyping ! Not of blogging and sexuality alone but of any kind at all.
What intrigued me into writing on this topic ?!
I hear and see people snapping at males for being bloggers and calling them perverts.
Hey there! Homosexuals are great and able humans who have got a reason and right to their sexual desires and it is not intelligent in any shade to paint them red!
Talking about why I am concerned as to why male bloggers are termed as Gay is simple; Because we feel blogging is for the females and so for a man to blog, he is being feminine and thus, a potential homosexual?!
Potential until proven otherwise by declaration right?
It is completely wrong to even start these series of thoughts in the first place so cut it out.
Bloggers Thought/Experiences on the topic.
I contacted reachable male bloggers (53>) and a few females (20<). While a lot of them wanted anonymity, a very few others didn’t mind being identified. I would mention a few and just interpret my findings afterwards.
A very popular Actor/Style blogger said; Well, I have come a long way and it doesn’t affect me anymore but it almost stopped me at the beginning. Even my family don’t believe I am not gay although I have a girlfriend. And people on the otherside are entitled to their opinion as long as it doesn’t affect your marketing.
No direct identification permission.
Kuyet Bamai a style blogger said; Well it’s normal when people address men who are in fashion generally as homosexuals cos somehow society makes it seem as though a man shouldn’t be so into fashion or the way he looks. In this industry, you just need to focus on your focus and not what other people say about you. I’ve not had people address me directly but even if that ever happened I’ll probably just laugh and move on cos it’s totally ok for people to misunderstand.
Kene Kingsley a style blogger said; First of all, being a male blogger has nothing to do with one sexuality. Besides, at the end of the day, whatever sexuality anyone chooses to identify with is the person’s personal preference and I’ve not had anyone make reference to my sexuality as a blogger.
An African lifestyle Blogger said; The truth remains that I don’t believe people’s opinion about me matters so much.. however I have not experienced such.
Selfmadeuch A lifestyle/travel blogger said; Well, I must confess this is the first time of me hearing about this and I haven’t met any homosexual male blogger since the past 3 years I’ve been blogging.
Here’s what some well-respected female bloggers said. 👇 👇
Northern Hibiscus, a lifestyle/entertaiment blogger said; I don’t know any thing about male bloggers walahi. It’s just that men aren’t doing it, But you can do what you want to do because It’s a free world.
Aisha Northern Hibiscus
A female life and Style blogger Debs said; So far, it’s a myth that there’s nothing like male bloggers. People would normally think only females blog especially about style.
I remember attending a blogger event one time and when I shared the group pictures, people were quick to judge the only male in the picture as being gay.
I was a bit confused then as I wasn’t in the know of that misconception. But the truth is that as long as female blog about their style, life and other issues, the male folks shouldn’t be excluded from this too. It doesn’t make them homosexual in any way, neither should it sparks controversy about what they stand for.
Salmah Abdulsalam, a life/style/beauty blogger said; I have heard about male fashion bloggers being gays. I think it’s absolutely bullshit. Ones sexual orientation doesn’t have anything to do with them been fashion bloggers or not.
And my personal opinion on homosexuality: I just don’t care. Honestly. I’m so indifferent about it. I won’t hate anyone more or love anyone more because of their sexual orientations. We are human, we sin and worship differently.
Mindofamaka, a product photographer/lifestyle blogger said; I mean there’s been speculation in relation to some, and some have been accused for it such. Apart from that, nothing comes to mind.
And Just because someone blogs about a certain thing doesn’t mean they’re homosexual. Some people just have interests in certain non conventional things. Even with that, just because one likes dressing well doesn’t mean they’re gay also. I think some guys also don’t display attributes linked to the typical “manly man” stereotype and this can also cause people to perceive them as homosexuals – when really, it’s just their personality and they’re perfectly straight.
Also, thinking male bloggers are homosexuals would be a gross generalisation.
Mind Of Amaka
***** A lot of other Fashion/Style male bloggers also related their sexuality based problems. And a very high proportion seem to be perceived as homosexuals by the brands that approach them, co-bloggers and many audience they’ve met. With many of them getting messages almost every day about it.
In a nutshell, a very high percentage of people see male bloggers, especially those into fashion and Style as low-key homosexuals and that has gone down to even co-bloggers(Females precisely). And it is either because you are a blogger or because of your blogging style, outfits and body language when you meet at events.
But the fact still remains the same; A male isn’t gay or homo/bisexual because he is a blogger.
If all male bloggers are gay, then why aren’t all known Gay bloggers?
Everyone is an advocate for positive changes and stereotype-elimination so; if someone makes such claims, counter them. And if you had that notion, change it.
Male bloggers are but bloggers!
Disclaimer: Everyone whose detail was posted gave their permissions and those who requested for anonymity had their opinions piled up into conclusions.
What are your thoughts on this topic?
1. Have you heard anything about male bloggers especially style /fashion being Gay ?
2. If yes, what is your opinion.
3. If no, Do you think male bloggers are homosexuals?
Thank you for reading 💐💟