Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Clearly you've decided that certain bible passages are not applicable to yourself or daily life, among them Leviticus 19:19 which bans the use of cloth woven from two materials, Leviticus 11:1-12 which bans the consumption of unclean animals (i.e pigs or rabbits), and Exodus 22:20, one of the many passages that endorses slavery, but have chosen to uphold your interpretation of passages like Leviticus 18:22 which condemn homosexuality.
With this kind of baseless cherry picking, doesn't that make your beliefs and actions, not the word and will of God, but the word and will of you? So really, you're not possessing any moral convictions, you're an idol worshipping bigot, enamored, not with anything holy, but with your own prejudices.
Monday, January 23, 2012
I was kind of apathetic about the whole ordeal. Don't get me wrong, that a candidate bases a part of his platform on believing in the sanctity of (straight) marriage and then runs around on not one, but two women is the kind of slimeball hypocrisy that we can only expect from politicians and reality TV stars. (And isn't that line blurring more and more every day.) But the concept of an open-marriage in itself isn't all that shocking to me, nor should it be for many people.
Different strokes for different folks as they say. Everything has something unique that they want and bring to a relationship (or anything else for that matter). Not understanding that is what continually gets our society in trouble. We've done a lot of horrible things based on the belief that someone or something is weird, abnormal, or inferior. So when I see something harmless that doesn't conform with my worldview, I take a minute to try and understand it. Open marriage? Who cares.
And PBS is AWESOME
Hell the title could be everyone loves porn and it would probably be just as true. Finding accurate statistics regarding porn usage is all but impossible. The only numbers I am actually willing to trust right now are from the Kinsey Report which found that 54% of men and 12% of women were aroused by erotic images. Of course, that study was done in the 40s and 50s, when access to pornography was much harder to come by.
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Saturday, January 21, 2012
|Seattle (no, I didn't get to go to the Space Needle)|
Friday, January 20, 2012
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
I referenced earlier today the writer Alvin McEwen, head of the blog Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters, as the inspiration for this blog. And while I do consider Alvin, and other writers like him to be heroes, the real heroes are not the famous figures sprinkled throughout history. There is one element that when missing makes Martin Luther King another casualty, makes Rosa Parks a woman on a bus, and makes GLSEN, GLAAD, and the SPLC organizations among the forgotten.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Monday, January 16, 2012
Retro Post: Live Reactions to "Leading With Love" A Film About Parents' Reactions to their Kids' Coming Out
Spoilers everywhere below:
This is mainly for parents to deal with a child that recently came out so it's not really applicable to me.
"My child is a minority now, she's going to be discriminated against in this world." - Tearful mother of a lesbian.
It has to be tough to stand in front of your family and tell them you're gay. I could never do that.
Wow this kid did it in front of his entire family, not just his immediate family.
"As soon as he said it, I felt relief." - Proud Dad that always knew what was going on.
Some of these parents are pretty honest in saying how shocked/disappointed they were at first. I like that.
This father knew his son might be gay when he was a toddler. Wow.
"Unfortunately all most parents know about being LGBT is the misinformation that's being spread." Fuck you religious groups and conservatives.
"When you think of a gay person, you go straight to the sexual." Very true I think.
This has a bit of a high school health video amateurishness to it, but it's not awful.
The Methodists are apparently very pro-LGBT. Go Methodists.
This girl has an awesome sense of style. Guess that works for lesbians too.
"When I realized either my son was going to be gay or my son was going to be dead, it just clicked."
"My mom didn't want anyone else to know." Ouch.
And now the home videos. Not a bad watch.
Sunday, January 15, 2012
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Are we not just like straight people? Do we not have platonic relationships, do we not kiss, do we not hold hands, do we not go to dinner and see movies and shop? Our relationships are not any different than those of straight people. Yes one aspect of them that is different is the gender of who we choose to date, but that doesn't make us more sexualized, merely differently sexualized.
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Stop hiding from this fact.
They do it orally, anally, and vaginally. They do it with phallic shaped objects of all shapes and sizes. Some vibrate, some do not. Some are acrylic, some are plastic, some are even shaped like fists. They do it with false vaginas, sometimes lubed, sometimes dry.
Monday, January 9, 2012
A few months ago it emerged that a student was supposedly suspended just for saying that homosexuality runs counter to his Christian upbringings. My initial reaction to the story was, and I quote "he probably called someone a fucking faggot."
Sunday, January 8, 2012
Saturday, January 7, 2012
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
In a nutshell, the article details the progressive stance the Netherlands has taken regarding sex education and sex in general. You can read the article yourselves, but a few high points:
- Sex Education begins in Primary (Elementary) School. We're talking real sex education answering actual questions that kids have, not just "girls have vaginas and boys have penises, the end." (Note: I can confirm this fact).
- “There is no point in telling children just to say ‘no' - this is a liberal country; you need to tell them why they are saying ‘no' and when to say ‘yes'. --- Dutch school headmaster Siebe Heutzepeter
- At secondary school the sex education is formalized and children are shown how to use various types of contraceptives, how to have “safe and pleasurable sex”, the importance of responsibility and how to recognize the symptoms of sexually transmitted diseases.
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Monday, January 2, 2012
Sunday, January 1, 2012
Letter after the jump.
Porn has a certain reputation and suffice it to say, it is awful. It's generally seen as a disreputable industry with manipulative directors and drugged out stars. Let's tackle a few of those misconceptions.