In which a straight Eagle Scout returns his Eagle Scout badge because of the Boy Scouts’ recent anti-gay decision. “I don’t want to be an Eagle Scout if a young man who is gay can’t be one, too.” Full story here.
Um, so it’s okay for observant Jews and Muslims to be homophobic? Fuck that logic. Just because someone eats kosher and keeps nida, doesn’t mean he has any right to treat another person as subhuman.
I appreciate the attempt to point out the hypocrisy, but this attempt also implies that if you do keep all of the Bible’s bans, then it somehow makes it okay for you to hate gays. And it’s just not. If you want it in Biblical terms, you’d be violating the basic tenet of love your neighbour as yourself. It’s not enough to keep the bans, you also have to keep the basic code.
What the fuck is this shit?
This is gross, not funny, and not cute.
Because marriage equality is all about making frat boys horny, huh?
I’ve noticed that a lot of recent advocacy for same sex marriage revolves around the basic premise that it will please straight guys.
I’m re-blogging strictly for the commentary (particularly Lace’s). This faux, deluded advocacy reminds me of the way a lot of people address breast cancer as an issue, making it about boobs instead of the people who have them - because we’ve got to keep those tits titillating for as long as possible. Ugh.
Intersectionality is not optional. It is not something you can take off and put back on again at will, when you feel like it. An intersectional lens should inform any critical evaluation of a subject, because these connections are key to understanding the web of oppression that weighs down on us all. These interconnections, too, are very weblike in their nature, because when you tweak one string, all the rest vibrate with it. There is no way to separate these things out from each other.
People complain that people keep dragging ‘side issues’ into ‘their movement’ and they don’t understand that these issues are the movement. Because a movement that commits oppression in the name of liberation is not a good movement, to put it bluntly. We are more vocal about these issues because we have learned the cost of shutting up, because we constantly have to remind people, because the minute we stop, everything returns to the way it was, the status quo is reestablished, and the real structural and institutional problems that create inequality go, once again, uninterrogated.
This is all connected. To misquote Patrick Henry for a moment, give me intersectionality, or give me death. This is not hyperbole: The current system, as it stands, is killing me. It is killing my people. It is killing the people I work in solidarity with. It is killing you. If you do not give me intersectionality, if you will not commit to being intersectional in your deeds, your thinking, your doing, all the time, no matter how you identify your politics, you are killing me.
Historical Homecoming Kiss of the Day: For the first time in Navy history, a lesbian salior was picked to plant the traditional homecoming kiss on her significant other.
Through a raffle held onboard, Petty Officer 2nd Class Marissa Gaeta won the right to be the first off the ship when Oak Hill docked in Virginia Beach after several months at sea. As part of a time-honored tradition, the first off the ship gets to share the first kiss with a loved one.
23-year-old Gaeta was greeted by her girlfriend of two years, Petty Officer 3rd Class Citlalic Snell, 22, and the two locked lips while the crowd gathered around them cheered.
“It’s something new, that’s for sure,” Gaeta said after the historical smooch. “It’s nice to be able to be myself. It’s been a long time coming.”
Watch the two talk about their special moment below: