GP means General Paper.
I think about a week ago my GP teacher brought up the topic of “Gender VS Sexuality” in which he states that gender is a given - which I agree - and sexuality is a choice - which I absolutely disagree.
Attraction is an unexplainable chemistry. It may be due to your female/male hormones or this phenomenon known as “love at first sight” but you certainly cannot choose who you are attracted to, whether the party is a male or a female.
For example, if you are a crazy fan of a Korean band, can you choose which idol to be attracted to or craze over? You may love all of them, 2 of them or maybe only 1 of them but can you choose? Can you help yourself? I do not think so.
I view attraction as one of the many grey areas in life. Thus, I do not agree with the notion that sexuality is a choice. In this case, let’s talk about homosexuality.
I think it is an insult to say homosexuality is a choice. Yes, he or she can choose who they marry or be with but the distinct fact is that, the attraction is somewhere else. If the gay male forces himself to be with a woman because “sexuality is a choice” and that “homosexuality is disgusting as viewed by the public”, he will still be a homosexual (not publicly, in this case) because let’s put it bluntly, the woman does not turn him on in the slightest bit.
Let’s take another example, you’re a heterosexual female, can you choose - or force yourself - to love another female? No, of course not. So, why is homosexuality viewed any differently?
Thus, how can sexuality be a choice? Can you help yourself who you’re attracted to?
Actually, the more important question is, is my GP teacher wrong?