I remember back in high school our GSA would do the day of silence and all of us would wear all black (and be silent if we could) to represent those silenced by hatred. We were harassed a little but mostly students just didn’t get it (I went to a fairly liberal high school), it was an inside event, for us to show each other that we were there in numbers to support our peers. I felt sort of the same about wearing head to toe purple today (yes I own purple jeans) It made me happy to see others wearing it. Even if everybody doesn’t get it, thats ok, Because that high school kid I walked by earlier looked and smiled when she saw I was wearing purple too and that made it worth it to me.
We have a long way to go, but it’s nice to be reminded that we are not alone in the fight and that others will at least make an effort, even if it’s just wearing purple it might not be enough to really help the cause but it’s something.
Maybe I’m being to optimistic but I’ll take what I can get these days.
I just looked at Jezebel for the first time in months, and I just read an article cross-posted from Gawker about how using the word “gay” as a pejorative is really shitty (obviously), and it was actually flooded with comments about how it’s not shitty.
if you use the word “gay” to describe…
Jezebel is such a fucking shithole.
Agreed. Jezebel and feministing. Please go away ranting ignorance that can’t seem to find the root of any problem, just attempts at wagging fingers at the surface issue. Unproductive.
I posted a rant about Jezebel some weeks/months back. Over all it’s just not a very productive blog and it’s readers do not represent the bast of the feminist/whateverist community.
If when my wife is sleeping
and the baby and Kathleen
and the sun is a flame-white disc
in silken mists
above shining trees,-
if I in my north room
dance naked, grotesquely
before my mirror
waving my shirt round my head
and singing softly to myself:
"I am lonely, lonely,
I was born to be lonely,
I am best so!"
If I admire my arms, my face,
my shoulders, flanks, buttocks
against the yellow drawn shades,-
Who shall say I am not
the happy genius of my household?
“We believe that the practice of homosexuality tears at the fabric of society, contributes to the breakdown of the family unit, and leads to the spread of dangerous, communicable diseases. Homosexual behavior is contrary to the fundamental, unchanging truths that have been ordained by God, recognized by our country’s founders, and shared by the majority of Texans. Homosexuality must not be presented as an acceptable “alternative” lifestyle in our public education and policy, nor should “family” be redefined to include homosexual “couples.” We are opposed to any granting of special legal entitlements, refuse to recognize, or grant special privileges including, but not limited to: marriage between persons of the same sex (regardless of state of origin), custody of children by homosexuals, homosexual partner insurance or retirement benefits. We oppose any criminal or civil penalties against those who oppose homosexuality out of faith, conviction, or belief in traditional values.”—
In 2010, it is perfectly acceptable for a major political party in a very large and populous state to dedicate this caliber of hate and ignorance toward a marginalized group in their official platform. If that doesn’t make your stomach turn, I don’t know what will.
Yes because denying members of society their personal rights and freedoms totally contributes to the preservation of american society and values…seriously…get OVER YOURSELVES! your beliefs are hurting your fellow man! Did you seriously just get into politics to be complete assholes and try and mold America to your ideals!?
“I think it’s extremely important to be visibly queer-friendly out in the world, especially in less metropolitan areas. Some kids aren’t ready to attend GSA meetings, and some may even shy away from watching queer-friendly YouTube videos if it’s on their home (or even a library) computer. Seeing a car pass by with a friendly sticker while your mom’s driving you to your piano lesson doesn’t require a kid to pursue anything: it just happens. And we need to reach (and not judge) kids who aren’t ready to pursue anything, but may be comforted by seeing a queer-friendly face (or bumper).”—poesy galore: Being Visibly Queer-Friendly: Please Consider It (via sluthaditcoming)