While You Slept: #NoDAPL


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Last Night while you watched TV, hugged your loved ones, tucked your kids in, the Water Protectors at Standing Rock were pelted with rubber bullets, had tear gas fired on them, and then in freezing temperatures had Water Cannons blasted on them. Continue reading

Capitalism and gay identity


The Stonewall uprising in New York City in June 1969 was the most immediate catalyst for the formation of the gay liberation movement. Before the end of the summer of 1969, the Gay Liberation Front had formed in the United States, and within the following year gay liberation groups sprang into existence across the country (D’Emilio 1983, 232-233). Gay liberation was itself an outcome of the adjustments of late capitalism that spawned the general international insurgency circa 1968. Most immediately, it was inspired by the black power movement and the rise of feminism — both of which included fractions that aimed to articulate the historical relationship between culture and class, local and global forces. Continue reading

#NoFatsNoFemmes


The filmmaker tearing up the gay scene’s body image bullshit:

NoFatsNoFemmes documentary: Confidence is not a destination, it is an ongoing journey

“The goal is revolution. The goal is not for a fat, femme or trans feminine person to be fucking desired – because we are desired. What I want is for people to turn inward and interrogate the source of their own desires. I want to deconstruct, decolonise and to dismantle beauty as a system of domination, so that one person is not to be held up as a standard of beauty when there is a multitude of possibilities.”

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Don’t Worry


SB 1089: All cakes in AZ must now look like this. Or be penis-shaped, and must impinge upon every religious liberty known to man.

bakery post_rainbow cake 2014-02-28

Atheists will bake Westboro Cakes, Jews will bake Nazi Cakes, and Black Bakeries will be the only ones baking the cakes for White Supremacists & the KKK. #‎GetReal‬

Don’t worry, today AZ, tomorrow KS, SD, TN, GA, et al… (too many to list really)

Marriage ≠ Equality


Note:  This is an #OpenLetter + Essay #mashup bookending a decade of thought around Marriage ≠ Equality


This would be a great inducement to marriage, which all wise nations have either encouraged by rewards, or enforced by laws and penalties.

— Jonathan Swift from ‘A Modest Proposal’


re: Marriage Equality, My A$$


July 31st, 2003

Dear Blainey-kins:

You enforce rules, either in speech or deed that have never enforced you. I think it would behoove you to become a true nihilist; then you wouldn’t have to worry about anyone but yourself. You hate the current social order & conventions, and yet never make the leap to the ultimate skepticism. Instead you obsess about the fact that people don’t behave, or follow rules, and then ultimately it is *only* your mental state & agitation paying the price. Why punish yourself, ultimately, for the deeds of other’s, whom you have no control over?

They don’t know you exist, do not recognize your sovereignty, and ultimately only slightly feel your wrath in the most passive-aggressive way. Why agonize and repeat this vicious cycle? Sure you milk humor out of it, but as a byproduct, not as a goal/resolution. Somehow, methinks, you want to be the oppressor/violator/—–, and are mad that you aren’t. Isn’t that ultimately the game that oppression plays, to instill in you the desire to rise to power? Feeling excluded now, when the only one excluding you is yourself. The world shouldn’t make you feel put upon, when they do not even recognize you.

Your claims are baseless. Continue reading

So much for a “new-improved” Repugnican party:


His findings and others confirm its an unhealthy lifestyle. The gay activists portray themselves as innocent victims ; however, we who believe in traditional, time tested values are being bullied. Because I disagree with their views, I have had threats to me and my family—thats hate! This is not about hate but a lifestyle that is against 230 years of American history and filled with medical, psychological, legal and costs reasons to oppose it. If you truly loved someone, you would want them to know their lifestyle usually leads to early death. It’s about common sense. It’s about maintaining the family and its importance to the well being of the children and this nation.


via The RNC Committeeman Who’s Not on Board With This Whole Gay Rights Thing Explains Himself | Slate


 

Define: WILL OF THE PEOPLE


Was just talking with my mom about the voter turnout in NC — the next time someone uses the stupid assertion that the “will of the people” through the voting process is what should establish rights for anyone or laws for anything! Look at the numbers of people who turn out for a “primary” — 12% at the high, and as low as 3%

… so suck that

Oscars


Another reason that I wish Andy Cohen (of Bravo fame) would just croak—he just dissed PS22 at the Oscars—and called Charlie Sheen’s “house of whores” a trainwreck – ummmmm, Andy you big gay douche—what is the Real Housewives franchise?!?!? Who you slut-shaming. Check Yourself before you wreck yourself. (too late)

I hope you fall into a hole today…just sayin’

yours truly,

— DAKrólak