Here's the promotional picture. It's awesome!
I just caught up on Being Human (the UK version) and it is seriously amazing. If you haven't seen it, I definitely recommend you watching it. It's a really great show.
Here's the promotional picture. It's awesome!
I'm going to say it - we're all thinking it - but I am going to say it.
Breaking Dawn is a horrible movie.
Granted - the book was absolutely wretched.
But the movie isn't much better. And by better I mean that Taylor's abs can only compensate for so much - and they don't make nearly as many appearances in this movie as they did in the last few movies.
Don't ask a yes or no question unless you're prepared for both answers.
After a security guard called a protestor a “faggot” during the police raid at Occupy Wall Street, I’ve seen a few posts about trying reclaim the word.
Is this a good idea? Is it even possible?
I think the answer is no to both questions.
First – I don’t like the idea of anyone throwing the F-bomb around like it’s no big deal. It is a big deal. It’s a big deal for the same reason that the protestor mentions in his video to the security guard. People who identify or are perceived as LGBT are being bullied – sometimes to death – and as much as we want to flip the script on that, trying to “reclaim” one of the most hateful words isn’t the way to do it and it won’t succeed.
Look at other cultures who have reclaimed offensive words and truly examine those reclamations. While they are able to use their words in their own culture, for their own purposes (and I fully support whatever they wish to say to describe their own cultures) when someone outside that culture uses the same word – it’s still treated as a slur – and I think rightfully so. But then the question is – so what was reclaimed?
I’ve seen the argument that words don’t have power unless we allow them to have power – but I don’t subscribe to that philosophy. A gun doesn’t have power when it’s sitting on a table – but the second the trigger is pulled, it can kill. In a similar way, I believe that a word, on it’s own, is useless – but the minute it’s aimed at someone with vitriol (as the F word usually is) it becomes a weapon. Look at the last time someone made a sarcastic comment to you. Sure, they were using commonplace, maybe even polite words, but it’s the WAY that they said it that left you feeling stung.
So what is our response?
I think that the protestor actually handled the situation perfectly. For starters, he had the conversation recorded. But also, he asked the guard to repeat what he said. Then he went on the offensive. He told the guard about being bullied and how hurtful words like that are – he made it real for the guard. He wasn’t just a pushover, he stayed in the guard’s face – and I think it was incredibly brave. He also asked for the guard’s supervisor who DENIED that the guard had said the word.
I’m not going to talk about the circumstances too much because I’m sure that the situation at the protests was tense already – but I think that instead of reclaiming the word to try to flip the script, we should do just as the protestor did – and instruct those using the word for harm of just how harmful it can be.
Please don’t ever call me a faggot.
The decision on standing will be issued today at 10a - I am SOOOO EXCITED!!!!
The search to find a decent gay character in a movie, book, or TV show continues.
The latest failure comes to us from the movie "Cowboy Junction."
I was so upset when I saw this video:
Yesterday, I saw this:
And now Senator Whitmer has said that the language of the bill is up for discussion and could be changed. Which is awesome! As it should be!
I just can't fathom how in America - where our first settlers were escaping religious persecution - where our worst terrorist attacks were attributed to religious fanatics - we would allow bullies to continue bullying because of religious and moral reasons.
I'm so happy that the election results today are so positive for the LGBT community.
Yes. I stood up with Ben Cohen...
...AND IT WAS AMAZING!!!
First - I didn't know what would happen - would we get close enough to get a good shot?
And then he came in and sat RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME!!!
That's the hottest nape I've ever seen!
And then he spoke about his foundation (The Stand Up Foundation) and his past as a rugby superstar.
And then took questions from the audience.
And then pictures!
Give a fist pump if you're ridiculously good looking.
"Just saving the world with my pal Jill."
I had demon eyes in the picture I took with him - but here is a picture of Ben with Liam.
Take a breath, Liam.
And then I took a picture with Jill because I think she's great.
We're clearly the best of friends now, right?
And then we were IN THE ELEVATOR WITH THEM!
We're actually discussing Ben's shoes - believe it or not.
And as we walked out of the building - I asked for one more picture - because 1) I'm desperate and 2) I knew I had demon eyes in the first one.
But it was SOOO worth it!
The perfect Christmas card photo.