“Equality doesn’t mean sameness. Marriage has always been about the relationship of a man and a woman because of their natural potential to have children.”—
Bob McCoskrie, founder of Family First, a New Zealand group opposing marriage equality. Can we just read that again? “Equality doesn’t mean sameness.” Way to go, man. Stellar word choice. Sheesh. More. (via gaywrites)
i mean…i obviously disagree with this guy but what’s wrong with his word choice?? I actually completely agree that equality doesn’t mean sameness.
Yeah for real. I mean without getting into how the latter half of his statement is some made-up bullshit, the former half kind of undermines his point. Equality does not mean sameness, that’s why people whose lives and bodies and families are different than yours deserve the same rights and opportunities. “Equality does not mean sameness - that’s why all officially sanctioned relationships should be the same”. What he meant to say is “I am against certain forms of equality”.
Apparently, Weird Tales will be publishing the first chapter of Victoria Foyt’s racist atrocity of a novella, Save the Pearls: Revealing Eden. Also, apparently, people who think the book is racist don’t appreciate irony and are big, mean dumdums, upon whom Mr. Kaye wishes “a blessing and a curse”:
The blessing is to wish they acquire sufficient wit, wisdom and depth of literary analysis to understand what they read, and also the compassion not to attack others merely because they hold a different opinion.
The curse is an integral part of the blessing…for if they do acquire those virtues, they will then necessarily look at their own behaviour, and be thoroughly ashamed.
I have the anxiety-y feelings of just having done something potentially socially embarrassing but I can’t even remember what I did
it could be literally anything. did I reply to something on facebook today? did I comment on an article? did I read too many comments on an article? did I text somebody? did I think about texting somebody? am I getting stressed out about something that happened weeks/months/years ago that I can’t remember? am I getting stressed out about feeling awkward at my friend’s wedding that I’m not even invited to yet?
am I the only person who never got how hesitation/indecision/inaction was Hamlet’s fatal flaw? like sure he was pretty navel-gazey and mopey, but also he stabbed his girlfriend’s dad through a curtain. it’s a curtain you can pull it aside and check, right? that is not a hesitant person. I think his fatal flaw was that his family was fucked up and he didn’t split Denmark the minute his uncle proposed to his very recently widowed mom
I was supposed to write a whole paper in 11th grade about how he was too hesitant, but instead I wrote about why he was too rash. I think I got a bad grade on it but maybe I was just being 15 and bored and contrarian
Hothead Paisan tattoos has relevant google results >:|
Stuck Rubber Baby tattoos doesn’t
Hey remember that time Howard Cruse taught a cartooning class at my middle of nowhere never heard of it school and nobody made a fucking big deal about it and it didn’t fit my schedule and so I didn’t realize who he was until after graduation yeah that was fucking fun and a half >:|
I’m pretty bummed that Annie on My Mind, Ash and The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland didn’t make it at all. And how did Weetzie Bat only hit 89? I know this is by voter’s favorites and not literary/historical significance, but really.
Harry Potter is #1 and Hunger Games is #2, surpriiise. Some people would count these as books with queer characters, but I don’t. Queer characters need to be allowed to love, to express their history and their desires, not just be stoic self-sacrificing mentors for straight heroes. I love both series, but I’m not into assumptions and retconning. What does that kind of silence show non-queer people about queers, and queer people about themselves? Give me a frigging break.
Ok, tangentially related rant over, enjoy the list.
I had some Feelings over at my book blarg about Dumbledore and Cinna y’all
So, it is my personal opinion that Dan Savage is the kind of Energy Vampiric Provocateur who feeds off of outrage & bad attention. He is like the Gay Bart Simpson Of Sex Columnists, I swear to god. My own strategy for dealing with people like him is just to NOT pay attention or engage, because attention is so clearly what he WANTS. He clearly loves people getting outraged about how he is upfucked. It strokes & stokes his ego.
That said: He has a long & stupid track record of being racist, biphobic, transphobic, fatphobic, and deeply classist, and now, behold! We can add some really disgusting ableism to the mix.
I’m not personally gonna get up in arms over Savage because I feel like he is a lost fucking cause. I have other battles to fight. But still: People should know about this, and this open letter is damn good.
I think “Bart Simpson Of Sex Columnists” is the best description of Dan Savage I’ve ever read.
The Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) has published two groundbreaking booklets on sexual health for trans people. Each one contains basic – yet valuable – information on trans bodies and health needs.
Each booklet tackles a whole bunch of common questions, such as: do post-op trans women still need prostate examinations? and: can trans guys get pregnant after going on T? There’s some trans specific information on HIV prevention, and also some more general health advice.
The language is broadly respectful and acknowledges the great range of trans identities. There isn’t as much of a binary division as might appear to be the case from the titles, with each booklet noting that the information contained within is also relevant to queer or non-binary individuals…
Read the rest from transactivist here (and thanks to our user Redskies for the heads-up!).
oh my god the douchiest college types are sitting near me in this coffee shop talking about internet culture
"did you know there are dudes who dress up as my little pony characters? they’re called bronies. and there are these other dudes who dress up as animals and it’s like a sex thing for them and they’re furbies.” "furbies? that’s sick bro." "yeah and they like hate each other and dress up and fight about shit I was reading about it, it’s so messed up"
“YAY! BIG FAT YAY! I LOVE SEEING OTHER PEOPLES IMAGINATIONS ON PAPER AND IT IS FUNNY TO READ THEM AND ASK YOURSELF WHAT WOULDBYOU DO IF YOU WERE IN THAT SITUATION. WALKAWAY? FAINT? SCREAM! HUG?”—J-14 commenter on the topic of fan fiction I like what this person did with their punctuation choices That exclamation point really reminded me of what screams are like