When spoken by a guy rumored to be gay, the attribution of cowardice as a feminine trait is just too obvious of a cry. When a gay man is anti-woman or uses femininity as an insult, it says worlds about how he feels about himself. Gay men have been taunted with the word "bakla" and called "girl" or "binabae" since childhood. Most have tried so hard to rid themselves of these feminine qualities because they are considered such damning traits.
It makes sense for closeted gay men to belittle women. In their minds, it allows them to raise themselves up and think themselves better and higher than the class of people they've insultingly been likened to, time and again.
We all know how the most closeted gay men are the first to assert how macho they are. They are the first to brag about having many women. They are in the front lines of pointing out the cowards and calling them girls, because they're used to being called feminine terms as an insult.
The implications of using "Gayweather"
Whether you like it or not, by saying "Gayweather" or calling the world champion Floyd Mayweather a girl, you automatically state the following:
1. You think being gay is a flaw so you insult others with that word.
2. You think Mayweather's cowardice feminizes him, therefore you believe that cowardice is a female trait. By consequence, you are calling your mother, sister, wife, and yourself (if you're female) a coward. You are saying that women run away from their fights, and that your mother and sister have no backbone.
3. You are homophobic and sexist – no question about it.
4. You are devoid of logic and creativity in having to result to name-calling because you cannot make a valid and objective point about your idol's loss.
5. You are a pikon (quick-tempered) Pinoy. Believe me, it's nothing to be proud of.
While Pacquiao's global success is admirable and truly something to feel proud about, being on the world stage with him exposes how shortsighted we Filipinos are about our heroes. It shows every other country how horrible we are in accepting defeat.
Most importantly, outside of sports, games, and fanfare, we declare to the world that the hopeful Asian Tiger we aspire to be treats homosexuality and womanhood as such great flaws that we throw these as insults to people who have bested our heroes. We admit that our women belong to a lower, weaker, and more oppressed class – a fact that’s so different from the economic leader we want our country to be.
At best we look like children throwing tantrums, pounding our fists on the floor, and calling people dirty names, all because we didn't like the outcome of a game. What's worse is that we're adults – even the educated and "civilized" ones among us, along with those who don't know any better.
We have just shown the whole world the kind of losers Filipinos could be. – Rappler.com