greenie_breizh: (political)
I don't even know where to start with what's been happening with public workers (especially teachers) in Wisconsin and other places (especially Ohio) in the United States lately, or with the unrelenting attacks by conservatives on Planned Parenthood and issues relating to women's health. I can't even link to that many articles because I've been almost avoiding reading too much about these issues because they make me so profoundly angry, frustrated and disappointed. But if you are interested in reading more, I can at least recommend this piece by Diane Ravitch on teachers in Wisconsin, and this piece by Rebecca Traister on cuts to Planned Parenthood. (This is also a helpful overview of the responses from pundits to the cuts over at Salon.) If you are in the U.S., I would also urge you to sign this Open Letter to Congress on behalf of Planned Parenthood, and to consider donating to them.

If I get started on all the implications of this conservative push, I will never stop, and I have other things to get to today, so I won't start. I will just say that these moments of U.S. history are the exact reason I do not admire the country and despise its tendency to think of itself as the Best Country of All Times; these moments also make me so, so glad I ended up not attending grad school in the U.S., because I hate the thought that the decision would have been read as, 'one more person really wants to move here because we're awesome!'. Canada is far from perfect, and France regularly does its share to make me ashamed they delivered me my passeport, too (and France also has a tendency to think of itselfsuper highly, which doesn't help). But this kind of bullshit reminds me of just how awful the rhetoric gets in the United States; it's so bad (and maybe more importantly, it's given so much visibility and credence) that it almost feels like a parody of what you can hear elsewhere in politics. Ugh ugh ugh. I wish I could hope that it's going to 'get better', but I feel like there's actually very little to indicate that it will. And the saddest thing, to me, as a French citizen, and as someone who may well end up a Canadian citizen? Both these governments think that emulating the U.S. blindly is a GREAT idea.

So anyway, as usual, this has ended up as more of a rant than I was hoping. >.> The worst part is I know I shouldn't even care or whatever, but I feel so angry and tired and disappointed on behalf of all of my awesome American friends who deserve better than this crap.

To finish on a more positive note, President Obama and his administration are apparently continuing to grow a spine! : the Justice Department will no longer defend DOMA against lawsuits challenging it as unconstitutional. This is great news, although with limited effects for now, obviously; but considering court cases challenging the constitutionality of DOMA are making their way through the court system right now, it's a huge step forward. It also sends a strong message in favor of marriage equality, which is also very important.

EDIT: I also recommend this Tiger Beatdown article by "Grizzili Fetus". Funny in that way that doesn't make you laugh really, because it's too right on target.
greenie_breizh: (political)
A few links before the weekend!

- A Guide: How Not To Say Stupid Stuff About Egypt: I haven't really commented about the situation in Egypt because, well, I haven't really had time to comment on much, but also because I'm feeling super careful with this whole thing. I feel wildly unqualified to make any kind of statement or claim because I know so little about the situation, and I refuse to believe it's as simple as some (especially American) pundits and journalists make it seem. But anyway, at least that guide was helpful, I thought.

- "#DearJohn: On Rape Culture and a Culture of Reproductive Violence": A fantastic post over at Tiger Beatdown in response to Republican efforts to limit access to abortion and redefine rape.
But we’ve been talking about “forcible rape,” right? And how fucked-up that construction is, how all rape is based on a lack of consent and “force,” in the sense that you get beaten up, is just an additional crime? Probably everybody reading this blog knows that a lot of people don’t understand that principle. And they don’t understand it because we live in rape culture; so much sexual violence is normalized, and accepted, that it’s invisible. We can’t understand that it’s rape unless we also see physical injury, or a knife, or a gun.


- Maybe more important, head over to Daily Kos and read this post, which deals with the less visible aspects of the bill that the 'forcible rape' bullshit was part of. The core of it is here: "You're meant to recoil in horror at that redefinition. And if the bill's proponents are lucky, you'll spend all your time doing that. Because then you'll miss out on the fact that H.R. 3 is also the killing blow capping 30 years of consistent losses on abortion restrictions."

- Nothing new to most of you/us, but always interesting: Physiological impacts of homophobia. I wonder if they only ask LGB youth who have been bullied, or if they spoke to straight-identified youth who have been targets of homophobia, too.

To finish with three more light-hearted links:
- Pick-up lines for feminists, a wonderful poem. My favorite stanza is, "where have you been / all my life? / hopefully fighting / against oppressive / patriarchal systems."
- Why you should always pay your webdesigner.
- Comic creator gets back at Christian organization which used an image of his to lobby against sexual minorities.
greenie_breizh: (political)
Three links with a lot of overlap, but they all add some details, like quotes, etc, so if you're interested, it's worth reading all three:

Yahoo!News's Lawyers give final arguments in gay marriage case

OMTD_political's Where's the Evidence? Judge Asks Proposition 8 Supporters

The NY Times's Closing Arguments in Marriage Trial

Of course, the comment section is full of idiots who make claims that are either illogical or cannot be backed up with evidence... but whatever. Overall it sounds like the judge is really taking the defendants' lawyer to task, which he should, because there's no good rational reason to back up discrimination in this case. While I ultimately agree with the plaintiffs' lawyer that justice shouldn't come down to whether or not public opinion is ready for this, I do see why the judge would worry that a decision in favoring of overturning Prop 8 might stiffen opposition when trends show that overtime people are becoming used to the idea that same-sex marriage should be legal. That said, if we waited for public opinion to change completely for these kinds of things, we could be waiting for ages, and there is a point where discriminatory practices need to be addressed, period.

Point is... it will be interesting to see how the judge rules. I think there is a really good chance that he will rule against Prop 8.

I'm going to spare you going over every single argument that the defense attorney made and pulling them apart, I've been over all of them too many times before, but I need to comment on one thing. This?
The plaintiffs say there is no way to understand why anyone would support Proposition 8, would support the traditional definition of marriage, except through some irrational or dark motivation," Cooper said. "That is not just a slur on the 7 million Californians who supported Proposition 8. It's a slur on 70 of 108 judges who have upheld as rational the decision of voters and legislatures to preserve the traditional definition of marriage."
Is bullshit. I'm so tired of this attitude - I really really fucking hate when social conservatives not only expect us to engage with their prejudiced view, but get offended when we call them prejudiced. Yes, this is exactly what Prop 8 was - a prejudiced piece of legislation. Does that mean everyone who voted in favor of Prop 8 is a bad person? Of course not. Does that mean they hate gay people? Not necessarily, though most likely if you probe they think that gay people are not quite as great for society as straight people. But yes, opposing same-sex marriage is prejudiced and irrational; over the years, I have become convinced that the anti-same-sex-marriage view is not a view that can be sustained by rational arguments. (Religious arguments, yes, but we're not discussing religious marriage here.) It would be easier if prejudice was always about malice, but it's not. Most people who voted against Prop 8 were convinced by arguments based on fear and illogical reasoning, but that may have been convincing when it panders to deeply-ingrained heterosexist beliefs - prejudiced beliefs that are anchored so deep in us, from so early on, that we don't necessarily know when these prejudices get activated. It's work to come to recognize heterosexism, and it's work that we don't encourage a whole lot. So of course people would be convinced. It's always easier (and less scary) to be convinced by the status quo.
greenie_breizh: (green is good)
Allie and I were talking earlier and for some reason I brought up Hush and I was like, "y'know, the Buffy episode where they don't talk?" And she was like, yeah, Hush! Which makes my little geeky heart so happy, that she would even know episode names, and so I ventured to ask if she'd seen Dr. Horrible, and she has. This, on top of general awesomeness, and the fact that she's borrowed 17 Again from me. Guys. I've really lucked out here!

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Some not-so-celebratory coverage about the Olympics and two quotes that sum up a lot of issues for me:
- The Guardian: Vancouver's Olympics head for disaster
- MSNBC: Canada’s Olympic city has notorious skid row (I have problems with that one but glad the DTES is getting some attention)
- Sports Illustrated: As Olympics near, people in Vancouver are dreading Games

Carol Martin who works in the downtown eastside of Vancouver, the most economically impoverished area in all of Canada, made this clear: "The Bid Committee promised that not a single person would be displaced due to the Games, but there are now 3,000 homeless people sleeping on Vancouver's streets and these people are facing increased police harassment as they try to clean the streets in the lead up to the Games." (Sports Illustrated)

"The Bailout Games" have already been labelled a staggering financial disaster. While the complete costs are still unknown, the Vancouver and British Columbian governments have hinted at what's to come by cancelling 2400 surgeries, laying off 233 government employees, 800 teachers and recommending the closure of 14 schools. It might be enough to make one cynical, but luckily every inch of the city is now coated with advertisements that feature smiley people enjoying the products of the event's gracious sponsors. (The Guardian)


(Interesting to read people's feelings about the event on the Vancouver LJ community, too.)

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I am NOT HAPPY with UBC for claiming that they sent an email out to students about a guy who's been banned from the central building on campus for inappropriate touching of women, when no one has actually received that email. Ugh.

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Reading the platform for Europe Écologie makes me both feel awesome that this coalition even exists and sad to think people like this could be in power and doing so much good but they're not. You know how people always complain that there is no political party that stands for what they believe in? Yeah, I totally don't feel that way. I have so much love for the Green Party in France, even though it's not perfect by any means. But reading about their vision of what to do makes me feel like we could actually turn things around if we had the political courage to do so.
greenie_breizh: (badass women ftw)
Leçon du MAG numéro 1: On ne dit pas à quelqu'un qu'il est homophobe, on lui fait remarquer que ses propos sont homophobes. Ça permet d'être moins sur la défensive, et d'avoir une conversation plus fructueuse qu'une série de justification de le part de la personne sur le thème "pourquoi je ne suis pas homophobe" (j'ai des amis homos/je vote à gauche/je trouve les homos mignons/ma super garagiste est gouine/j'étais pour le pacs/insert your own).

Dans le même genre, donc, je voudrais suggérer qu'on ne cherche pas à argumenter que Brice Hortefeux est ou n'est pas raciste. A la place je voudrais qu'on réfléchisse à pourquoi ses propos étaient racistes. Peut-être que comme ça on pourrait peut-être se mettre à penser à pourquoi quelqu'un qui n'est pas "raciste" et qui est apprécié par des gens tels que le recteur de la Grande mosquée de Paris peut se retrouver à avoir des propos racistes.

Parce qu'il est bien là, le noeud du problème. De plus en plus dans nos sociétés occidentales les gens ne sont pas racistes, ils ne sont pas homophobes. Ce que je veux dire par là c'est qu'ils ne se concoivent pas racistes ou homophobes et qu'effectivement la plupart du temps ils n'ont pas de problème à l'idée de côtoyer des homos et de beurs, ils en ont sans doute parmi les amis et collègues, et ils ne leur viendraient pas à l'idée d'aller casser du PD pour s'amuser. Et pourtant ces mêmes gens ont toujours (inconsciemment) des modèles homophobes et racistes dans la tête qui leur font dire des choses homophobes ou racistes beaucoup plus régulièrement qu'on ne voudrait l'avouer. Et ce n'est pas sans conséquence.

Ce n'est pas une question de racisme ou d'homophobie individuelle. Pas foncièrement. (Ce qu'il ne veut pas dire que les gens ouvertement racistes ou homophobes n'existent plus.) C'est une question d'images, de symboles et de schémas culturels. Et si on arrêtait de s'accuser les uns les autres et de chercher à prouver qu'on est toujours le moins raciste/homophobe des deux, on pourrait être un peu plus productif et s'interroger sur les schémas racistes qui nous restent, à tous. Alors allons-y, avouons-le une fois pour toutes qu'on est tous un peu racistes. C'est plus facile d'essayer d'arrêter de l'être quand on a réussi à faire face à nos propres préjudices.

C'est un peu comme quand je traîne avec des francophones qui laissent échapper un "on est pas des tapettes" ou "c'est pas une pluie de tapette" et qui s'empressent de s'excuser ou de me dire 'sans vouloir te vexer' (ou autre). Clairement, je m'en fous qu'on s'excuse quand je suis dans le coin. Je ne crois pas non plus que les gens qui disent ça sont horribles ou homophobes ou quoique ce soit. Mais je voudrais - puisqu'ils ont déjà fait le premier pas de se rendre compte que c'était un peu la honte de dire ça quand je suis là - qu'ils réfléchissent à pourquoi est ce que c'est toujours une expression acceptable dans la langue française. Pourquoi est ce que des gens très bien éduqués à ne pas dire que les homos c'est quand même un peu moins bien que les hétéros laissent toujours échapper ce (sale) tapette?
greenie_breizh: (quote)
Throwing a bunch of random links at you:

- How to Suppress Discussions of Racism by [livejournal.com profile] coffeeandink.

- Prop 8 related: the SoliHairity Project, with photos of people I know (all the white backgrounds).
- Prop 8 related, 2: California's Attorney General on why it should be overturned.

- Un article du Monde sur une étude faite par le MAG sur les jeunes LGBT.

- An awesome-sauce interview by Joss Whedon (as usual) (for people outside the U.S. the transcription is beneath the video). Some of his answers literally made me laugh out loud.

"If you have a good idea, get it out there. For every idea I've realized, I have ten I sat on for a decade till someone else did it first. Write it. Shoot it. Publish it. Crochet it, sauté it, whatever. MAKE.
As for my success, well, I'm for it."

"The West fascinates me because it's the creation of culture and morality out off nothing but remnants. But it lacks spaceships! Solution: Firefly."

And of course: "DON'T TELL RHODE ISLAND."
greenie_breizh: (snuggle time)
Very quick political update:

Some elements on Obama and DADT.

The California Supreme Court will hear the Prop 8 case on March 5. It will hear arguments both to repeal Prop 8 because the measure was invalid, and to annul all the same-sex marriages that were performed between May and November. A decision won't be issued that day, though, it will take several months.

On that note, watch this wonderful video:

"Fidelity": Don't Divorce... from Courage Campaign on Vimeo.
Considering I have very little interest in marriage myself and I'm critical of normalizing images and all that, I really wish that stuff wouldn't make me cry so easily. There's just something about the feeling of hope and community - and I look at all those crowds of people and wonder where are the people who voted yes to Prop 8 and how can they not see love and a human attempt to be happy that doesn't hurt, just brightens faces?)
“One of the oldest human needs is having someone to wonder where you are, when you don't come home at night.”
- Margaret Mead
greenie_breizh: (green is good)
Obama to let states set auto emission rules.

Why on earth the Environmental Protection Agency would not let California set efficiency standards more stringent than for the rest of the U.S., I don't have a fucking clue, but this is a small step in the right direction. A right message for the Obama administration to send, for sure, So torture and illegal detention, check. Women's rights, check. Environment, check. Wanna place bets on what's next? ^^

(More environmental stuff would be nice if you ask me because let's face it, as much as this sends the right message, it really doesn't do much.)


One thing - I can't remember from reading the news before the inauguration - did the press used to say "Bush to let chickens fight"? Because that's what they do with Obama ("Obama to let chickens fight"), but I keep feeling like it should be "President X to let chickens fight"... like every time they quote people with a title they add Sen. or Rep. in front of their names, but with the President they only go "Obama"? It's pure curiosity, I just can't remember if they used to say "Bush" all the time or if they usually mentioned "Pres." or something in front of his name.
greenie_breizh: (teh awesome)
Obama. Dude. STOP BEING SO COOL.

I can't even imagine how pissed social conservatives must be and that makes me gleeful. How does THAT feel, eh? 'Cause that's what it's been like for us for the past 8 years.

Now, awesomepants, next on the agenda (once you've settled in and gotten your staff some decent computers): getting rid of DOMA and Don't Ask, Don't Tell. And then I'll have to put up a little shrine. (Unless you do stupid shit. So don't.)


Damn you for being so cool, now I have two Obama-related icons and I HAVE to make a tag for you.
greenie_breizh: (political)
We watched one of Stuart Hall's lectures tonight in class. Nothing ground-breaking, but beautifully articulate on issues of meaning-making and representation.

I also learned, not without surprise, that Stuart Hall is black.

It was funny - to realize I'd unconsciously been making that assumption we all tend to make, especially if we're white, because I've been reading stuff on LJ about cultural appropriation in writing and more generally white privilege and stuff, and it's frustrating, in a way, that I continue to make these assumptions. It makes me want to pay closer attention. Anyway, I wanted to share a few of the things I've been reading:

I Didn't Dream of Dragons and the continuation, more specifically addressed to white folks. A few selected passages that really spoke to me:

Do not tell me, or the people like me who have grown up hearing Arabic around them, or singing in Swahili, or dreaming in Bengali—but reading only (or even mostly) in English (or French, or Dutch)—that this colonial rape of our language has not infected our ability to narrate, has not crippled our imagination.

[...] Asking an author to write the Other with respect and assuming it to be sufficient, is like telling a person that being polite to everyone is sufficient in their goal of being an anti-racist ally. This is crap. Your definition of individuality, just like your definition of politeness is culture-specific.

[...] I distrust universalising statements proclaiming our inherent mutual humanity because they are uni-directional—they do not make everyone more like me, they make everyone more like you. And I do not want that.

[...] We are not used to throwing our abusers in jail after three strikes--we negotiate with our abusers being our bosses and television hosts and school teachers and peacekeeping forces and our clergy. When someone tells us we are wrong, we can't run away or banish them, we learn to live with them, and with ourselves.

[...] Decide whether you want to understand the critical lenses we use to deconstruct dominant narratives, and learn how to use them. This will probably be painful because it reveals feet of clay in dearly beloved books and authors. Is the cost worth the result for you? No one is saying there isn't still value in something offensive and flawed, but your line of tolerance may be different from someone else's. I found that, having once turned my critical reader on, I could not turn her off, and I am happy, on the whole, that this means that there are now books that I find unpalatable which previously I would have been able to enjoy.

(Also, frustrated because there was one good link that I can't find again. Will edit if I do.)


I also never got around saying on Tuesday just how fantastic it was to see so many African-Americans involved in the inauguration process, both in the proceedings and in the audience. I'm sure Obama will disappoint in some ways, but no matter what, he changed something big, and I can't help but smile at his image. Looking at this little girl's eyes, I feel like I won't ever be able to grasp the full extent of just how amazing it is that this biracial man is going to be everywhere for the next four years. (Not just him. All of them.)

Speaking of Obama and politics, much much win for his swift decision on Guantanamo (dude, he's left-handed, too? heee), and his support of Roe v. Wade today.

On that topic:
"I think what everyone ought to be interested in doing, whether they are or not, is reducing the number of unwanted pregnancies," Gandy told CNN. "Because if we reduce the number of unwanted pregnancies, it will by definition reduce the number of abortions and reduce a lot of the pain and despair that has befallen women in these economic times, who cannot afford to enlarge their families when they don't have a job and they don't have a way to put food on the table for the kids that they have now."
THAT, yes.

To go back to Obama, how gorgeous is this B&W photo?

On this note, I will leave you with a beautiful photo and great moment. Not seeing / hearing about Bush anymore is going to be quite glorious, too.
greenie_breizh: (political)
when brown can stick around
when yellow can be mellow
when red can get ahead
when white can do what is right.

- Rev Lowery at the Obama inauguration

So. Bush is actually GONE. Can you believe that? I still can't. I think it's going to take a while to realize we're just not going to be seeing his face anymore. YAY. And obviously YAY for the guy replacing him being Obama. I didn't get very emotional watching the inauguration, and I wasn't all that convinced by his speech, but the massive crowd of people, that was amazing. I so wish I could have been in the middle of that, taking photos.

Now, we'll see. Where he takes the U.S. and what decisions he makes and what he achieves. I do have faith he can make a difference within a certain framework, and I really hope he will do just that. I'm glad that I'll be here to witness this and cheer and complain and all that stuff. I want him to do great things. And to keep being an endearing human being, like how he and the Chief Justice mixed up lines for the oath. That was awesome.

I'm really curious to see what Michelle Obama is going to do and stuff, too. I instinctively want to like her, just like Barack.

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On the pets front, we have
1) a mommy cat in heat (thankfully she only rubs up against everything she can and offers herself to anyone who'll pass her by, no spraying or loud yodeling or anything). It's... interesting. I'd never seen an animal in heat before.
2) a new kitten who's been diagnosed with cerebellar hypoplasia. It's really mild compared to MeiMei Chloe, but it's definitely there. Little Fiona can still jump and get up on the back of the couch so I don't think it'll be a big problem in her life.
greenie_breizh: (Default)
In more serious news:

- Judge overturns Florida ban on adoption by gays and lesbians.
This decision is going to be appealed, so it really doesn't mean much yet, but at least it's a step in the right direction.

- In Prop 8 news, the California Supreme Court will hear appeal of same-sex marriage ballot measure. While the court will not interfere with the enforcement of the law in the meanwhile (meaning: same-sex couples cannot get married right now), there is a chance that it will rule that the ballot measure itself was "improperly used" to take away rights. I find it weird that it's even legal to use these ballot measures to have the majority vote on a minority right, but I'm not sure if the legal apparatus in the U.S. has anything about that.

- And finally, in French, an article about a school in Sweden that's purposefully separating boys and girls on some occasions so that they have a chance to take part in play that's traditionally reserved to the other gender.
greenie_breizh: (political)
I just found a couple of interesting links about U.S. LGBT rights over at Human Rights Campaign:

- A comprehensive summary of where the U.S. is at as far as marriage and relationship recognition goes. It lists all the states in which things have a chance of moving forward in 2009, and there's a great number of them. The one I'll be looking out for is Iowa, which apparently has a pending ruling about same-sex marriage.

- The new U.S. administration's LGBT platform. In a nutshell, it only stops short of full equality through marriage rights for LGB folks (it even includes protection for gender identity). Now the question is whether they're actually going to carry through with half of that stuff, but at least the idea is there.
greenie_breizh: (political)
-- Join The Impact --


Looks like people really have had enough this year and the momentum really is building. They're talking about a march on Washington in March. Looking at tickets quickly it looks like I could find a flight out of Seattle for under $300 USD. Obviously I'm going to wait and see how it all shakes out, until we have a date and everything, but I am seriously going to consider going, even if I can only be there a day or two. Who's coming y/n yyy?

On the same LGBT activist front, Day Without a Gay is apparently happening for real.

"On December 10th, we are launching a national economic boycott in Day Without a Gay.

The LGBTQ community contributes $700billion/year to our economy (the same number as the bailout).

What would happen if we weren't here to contribute? We pay taxes, contribute to the economy, yet our government does not provide us equal rights under the law.

As such, we are asking everyone in the LGBTQ community AND our allies to join us in a one day economic boycott.

* We suggest that people call in gay, but since anti-discrimination policies based on sexual orientation are not written into law in many places, we ask you to consider your needs first
* What we do ask everyone to join us on is a day of zero consumption. Do not buy anything. If you want to take it a step further, take $80 out of your bank account that day as well."
greenie_breizh: (new worlds)
I commented on a friend's journal the day after Obama's election on why I don't want to downplay the importance of that event, and the way Obama has been able to mobilize thousands of people all over the United States, even though I probably don't agree with most of the policies he was running on and I think I'm much more radical than he'd ever want to be.

Tim Wise says it much better than I ever could:

If we on the left want those liberals to join the struggle for social justice and liberation, we're going to have to meet people where they are, not where Bakunin would want them to be. For those who can't get excited about Obama, so be it, but at least realize that there are millions of people who, for whatever reason, are; people who are mobilized and active, and that energy is looking for an outlet. Odds are, that outlet won't be the Obama administration, since few of them will actually land jobs with it. So that leaves activist formations, community groups and grass-roots struggles. That leaves, in short, us. Just as young people inspired by the center-right JFK candidacy in 1960 ultimately moved well beyond him on their way to the left and made up many of the most committed and effective activists of the 60s and early 70s, so too can such growth occur now among the Obama faithful. But not if we write them off.

[...] Anger without hope, without a certain faith in the capacity of we the people to change our world is a sickness unto death. It is consuming, like a flesh-eating disease, and whose first victim is human compassion. While I would never counsel too much confidence in far-right types to join the struggle for justice--and there, I think skepticism is well-warranted--if we can't conjure at least a little optimism for the ability of liberals and Democrats to come along for the ride and to do the work, then what is the point? Under such a weighty and pessimistic load as this, life simply becomes unbearable. And if there is one thing we cannot afford to do now--especially now--it is to give up the will to live and to fight, another day.



If we're not fighting to be happy in a better world, then why are we fighting at all?
greenie_breizh: (political)
I'm exhausted, and I just want tomorrow to be done with so we KNOW.

Speaking of, link courtesy of [livejournal.com profile] ely_jan, a picspam made of awesome. So many beautiful images.

On that note, good night. I'm off to snuggle with purring kittens.
greenie_breizh: (political)

I'm doing some research for a paper about the MAG workshops and found this image. Now, especially after conversations I've had with [livejournal.com profile] aislingtheach, I have to be really careful and remind everyone that homophobia is really just the symptom, that heterosexism is really at the core of the problem, but with that disclaimer, there's something about this image that i really like. I think it's the colors.

While I'm on this topic, I was linked to a video earlier and figured I'd share it and a couple others I've found. I haven't mentioned Proposition 8 yet on this LJ, I don't think, mostly because it should be blatantly obvious at this point that I support saying No to Prop 8. And that I'm going to be SUPER disappointed on Nov 4 if California votes to amend its constitution to ban same-sex marriage.

This ad is not the best, but the kicker is at the end.


That one is cute and that little pose the guy and the girl take at the end is so funny.


I like that one because it changes the focus away from being gay and the right to love and stuff.
greenie_breizh: (random3)
Been meaning to post this, too. It's been making the rounds but I had to post it anyway.



Because I'm somewhat of a masochist, I think I'm going to be watching the debate on Tuesday evening. Y'know, as a treat after a long day and my lecture. >.>
greenie_breizh: (annoyed)
Much like last week, thoughts thrown on "paper" throughout the VP debate tonight.

Strong language ahead. )

The terrible thing is that I think she probably really appeals to a certain America by pandering like she does and playing it 'everyday mom'. It scares me and pisses me off, everything about that. Argh. Arghargh.

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