OK folks, time to discuss memes again. I am seriously considering creating an entire feature dedicated to deconstructing memes, at least the political ones. I’d like to say that it was only right-wing, anti-equality, anti-poor people memes, that need deconstructing, but unfortunately there are plenty of liberal ones that require it as well. Sometimes they just need to be called out for bad reasoning that hurts the cause, sometimes because they are being insensitive to the people they are claiming to champion, as is the case in today’s meme.
I was just perusing Facebook (I really need to get a life) when I came across something that disturbed me. One of my friends posted a picture of a Jim Crow era water fountain sign. It was the sort of thing you would expect: two arrows pointed in opposite directions letting folks know which fountain was acceptable for them to use based on their race. Beneath this picture, in the comments, was the suggestion that this is what is happening to gay people now. Continue reading
In my adult life there has been so much progress on gay rights. Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, while deeply flawed, was an acknowledgement that maybe, just maybe, a solider’s sexuality has absolutely nothing to do with how fit they are to serve. It is illegal all around our nation to discriminate in housing and hiring based on sexuality. Same sex couples can finally get married in many states in our union. “We’re queer, we’re here, get used to it” is finally sinking into the brains of many straight folk. We have come so very far. Continue reading
I am so angry, for so many reasons now, and I hope I can write coherently though I am not certain I can. I am literally writing through tears. Continue reading
My posts have been less frequent lately. I was without a computer for a while and I have been a bit busy since I acquired a new one (thank you Mr. Kunkle) so let me apologize to all my readers. The posts I have written have taken on a particularly personal subject and tone. I get into ruts of melancholy over such issues. I will not apologize for that, it is what writers do. Continue reading
Dating sucks when you are both trans* and pan, especially the former. Being stuck in gender limbo when everyone wants gender tied up into nice little packages with boys on one side and girls on the other leaves prospective partners, long or short-term, confused and wanting to just stay away. Continue reading