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Jude's avatar

I saw this girl at the dog park with pink pants and black lettering that said "Equality"; gay do you think?

Asked by Jude (32112points) July 13th, 2010

I’m thinking, yes. Has anyone seen these pants before? If she was, I’m not the only one in the god forsaken town. :) We struck up an awesome convo. We had lots in common and she would be a cool new friend. I’m sure that I’ll be seeing her again.

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TexasDude's avatar

She cute?

Dr_Lawrence's avatar

I hope you make a great new friend.
Ask her if she is a friend of Dorothy.
She’ll understand the question or she’ll ask “Dorothy who?”

If she’s straight, she could still be a great friend.

I hope for the best for you.

MissA's avatar

@Dr_Lawrence

Is the name Dorothy, itself, relevent?

filmfann's avatar

@Dr_Lawrence can you explain the Dorothy reference?

YARNLADY's avatar

Only if it has the rainbow logo next to it.

Dr_Lawrence's avatar

My gay and lesbian friends tell me “a friend of Dorothy is code for LGBT.
Dorothy referred to Oz as a queer little place!

Coloma's avatar

Oh…well…I am clueless…guess it shows how out of the loop I am. lol

loser's avatar

Screams GAY to me!!!

Jude's avatar

I’m taken, kids. She’d be a cool friend only.

pitchtheview's avatar

Dorothy is a gay reference because she “went over the rainbow.”
I might be wrong, though.

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

I can think of many things that it might be supporting. Why not just ask her what it means the next time you see her? She’s obviously advertising her support of something; it’s bound to evoke questions from others.

P.S. A Google search netted nothing.

jaytkay's avatar

@Fiddle_Playing_Creole_Bastard She cute?

@MissA What?

That cracks me up you would question that.

This is typical guy talk:

Guy1: I got a ticket today today for double parking. I told the cop I was there for only 30 seconds, but she wrote the ticket anyway. It’s $200.
Guy 2: Was she hot?

Guy1: My accountant says I’m broke. She says I’m going to lose my house and my car.
Guy2: Is she hot?

TexasDude's avatar

I was asking @jjmah if she was cute.

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

@Fiddle_Playing_Creole_Bastard Yes, we understand that. The question is about the meaning of “Equality” on her pants. @jjmah is not looking for a date.

MissA's avatar

@jaytkay I get it now…thank you…like your humor.
@Dr_Lawrence…I love the way you explain things, thank you.
@Fiddle_Playing_Creole_Bastard…I do get it now.

If you see me writing myself into a fool…just nudge me, please.

janbb's avatar

IDK – I see girls with “Juicy” on their pants – what does that mean? :-)

JLeslie's avatar

@janbb I am so upset that young 12 year old girls have Juicy on their tushy.

janbb's avatar

@JLeslie Me and my husband too!

ETpro's avatar

Could mean she’s for equality for all humankind. Could be about racial quality. Being the shorts were pink, it could be a statement about women’s rights. And it could be about equal rights for gays. If you see her wearing the shorts again, why not ask her. Clearly, it is about some form of equality, and she would most likely be willing to talk about it if you seem to be a sympathetic audience.

Be sure to report back if you take ETpro’s advice and hit a home run! When ET phones home, he likes to report such good news about Earth.

CaptainHarley's avatar

When no one thinks to ask this question when confronted with what others wear, then gays and lesbians will have finally been accepted into the mainstream of humanity. ( No criticism of the OP intended. )

jaytkay's avatar

@Pied_Pfeffer Why not just ask her what it means the next time you see her?

Yeah, if you’re taken, no pressure. A good excuse to start a conversation.

janbb's avatar

@CaptainHarley Nice sentiment but you do realize that that was’t the point of the OP’s question at all, don’t you?

Jude's avatar

“Be sure to report back if you take ETpro’s advice and hit a home run! When ET phones home, he likes to report such good news about Earth.”

Lmao.

ETpro's avatar

@janbb I see girls with “Juicy” on their pants – what does that mean? I always take it to mean they are holding a retention enema.

CaptainHarley's avatar

@janbb

Yes, Jan. I do. : )

Mamradpivo's avatar

Why can’t she just be in favor of equality?

MissA's avatar

If the word was on her leg, would we be here?

‘Just saying…

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

One mystery solved; one to go.

Likeradar's avatar

I agree with @Mamradpivo. Maybe she’s gay, maybe she’s a supporter of equal rights for all people in general. Maybe her band’s called Equality. Maybe she likes algebra. Can’t hurt to ask what it’s about.

Jude's avatar

@Likeradar Pants. :)

I’ll find out tomorrow.

Likeradar's avatar

@jjmah I edited. You’re too fast. :)

Jude's avatar

She had the cutest yellow lab and Shiloh Shepherd. :)

MaryW's avatar

Equality is the subject she is billboarding. Ask her what it means. She gotcha with it. Cool.

jrpowell's avatar

I have a equality pin on my messenger bag. It is blue with a yellow equal sign. I’m not gay but I support equal rights for everyone.

Jude's avatar

She had a boy who looked just like this. Sweetest face.

Aethelwine's avatar

Ok, this is totally off topic (kinda). why can’t this be in the social section….grumble grumble, but my sister (lesbian) bought a house on Rainbow Court. We all (including my sister) get a big kick out of it. ;)

Jude's avatar

Mods, take ‘er to Social, please ‘n thanks. :)

jrpowell's avatar

@jjmah :: Flag it and asked it to be moved. The mods have no business moving to Social unless you ask. I actually bitched a few days ago to Tim becuase someone moved a question without them asking for it to be done.

Jude's avatar

Ahhhhhh.. the colors were the same as this..

casheroo's avatar

Is your gaydar broken?

Jude's avatar

It must be.

Aethelwine's avatar

@casheroo and on that, I’m going to bed giggling. Thank you! srsly. :D

tinyfaery's avatar

Maybe she’s bi. Get it? Haha.

And about this Dorothy thing. In Lala Land that’s gay male code. I can’t think of an equivalent lesbian term. My Psych. Of Lesbianism professor said that women use the term cookie, but I haven’t ever heard it used.

Jude's avatar

We (Nikki and I) use the term “cookie’ for something else… <ahem>

tinyfaery's avatar

That’s the association.

Jude's avatar

Ah, okay. :)

downtide's avatar

Equality can mean all kinds of things, not just LGBT equality. Maybe she’s a feminist. Maybe she’s talking about racism or ableism.

FutureMemory's avatar

Or maybe it’s trendy to wear clothes with one word across the ass?

Jude's avatar

@FutureMemory It was on the side of her leg. Not ass. Did I say ass?

FutureMemory's avatar

Oh sorry, I guess I assumed it was on the butt like so many other single words on pants these days.

DarlingRhadamanthus's avatar

I am super committed to women’s rights, have lots of close gay friends… but I’m straight. And I’d wear “Equality” on a shirt. I wouldn’t wear it on pink pants, because I don’t own a pair of trousers. Not comfortable in them. Must be a throwback to my Edwardian incarnation.

So, yeah….ask if she’s from Kansas and if she has an Auntie Em…or ask, “Do you ever pay attention to the man behind the curtain?” And if she says, “Never.” There’s your answer.

:)

DarlingRhadamanthus's avatar

@jjmah….....You use “cookie”, too?? So do my best friend and I…since childhood! LOL! How cool is that?

Jude's avatar

@DarlingRhadamanthus Yes, cookies <exaggerated fingers quotes>. :)

Berserker's avatar

I have no idea. Could be, I mean not everyone would wear something like that without wishing to present some symbolism or meaning behind it. Unless they just like it. Either way it’s awesome, thing is, if you’ve been in a place like Montréal long enough, you start to loose all sense when it comes to fashions and styles and none of it means anything anymore since everyone in a big city like that is different, or at least seems like it. (And I don’t even live there.) Are you in a metropolis or a small town?
Either way, I guess she’s gay…or maybe she ain’t.

If you become friends with her, you’ll find out, I’m sure. :)

Jude's avatar

@Symbeline small(ish) town. I’ll probably be seeing her tomorrow. I’m sure that I’ll be able to find out more. When we’re talking, I’ll mention that I have a female partner and see how she reacts/what she says.

janbb's avatar

Well, please tell her that all your friends on Fluther want to know too!

Berserker's avatar

@jjmah Let us know? This sounds interesting. :)

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

You can ask her about the meaning behind “Equality” on her pink pants that she was wearing the other day. Even if she says, “Gay Rights”, that doesn’t mean she is a lesbian. You can tell her that you have a female partner, and you still might not find out her status. She’ll tell you when she is ready, be it straight, LGBT, single or taken.

How about just starting with the message on the pants?

Jude's avatar

@Pied_Pfeffer That sounds good.

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