by oldedude on December 24, 2022 5:32 am
I agree with that also. My daughter in law (the Russian) said one time, there are two things she worries about the most. 1. That her children would even date a black person (Latinos are also on that list because they're not "pure"). and two, (the big one) if "they would turn out to be a gay person." Of all of her friends, Russian, Czech, Ukrainian, Polish, etc. From what I've heard from them, they're pretty much the same way. They don't care if someone is (they all get along well with a lesbian couple that have come down here a few times a year), but just not her kids.
Again, this is the US in the 50's. Kids are expected to have grandchildren. I think, like the US, couples are waiting longer to marry. And over there, it's frowned upon by the government (and not recognized) to have a religious wedding, so there's that. Those that are religious, are generally Russian Orthodox, which still believes your heart is clutched by the devil if you're gay.
Enter Putin. They are actually losing population. So given the beliefs, it's an easy target for him.
by oldedude on December 24, 2022 9:25 pm
My last post here was not to create any "issues." I hope people on the site know what I believe. But this is the "truth" in Russia. This is the indoctrination that I am afraid of for our future.
In a discussion with my daughter-in-law today... I found out a tad more. She told me that she wasn't really "comfortable" with our lesbian friends. I'm more than a tad saddened she doesn't actually accept them. Obviously, they're going to be here as much as they have always been. They are friends. She needs to play the game. Or not. Sorry.
Welcome to America. I don't believe in the exploitation of children. That is one of my absolutes. What a couple of adults is not in my (or the government's) license to question. Period. End of story.
So happy Christmas (and Chanukkiah) "one and all!"