Category: Gender Politics

Towards Still Another Universe…

Slaves to Do These Things is now available on Amazon (SPD later) for order – enjoy!   “I’m portable. My mind travels / the verse and valleys of whole people says the poet.” Correct! Readers of this book will discover their own memories. They will melt in them, amazed, lullabied, dramatized, shocked that they exist.…

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The Sanctity of Marriage

Ever hear of Diane Savino?  You will.  Currently our senator from Staten Island, she recently made the nation’s radar with her speech on the sanctity of marriage, well worth viewing here: “Diane Savino has dedicated her entire professional career towards improving the lives of working families. She began her career in public service as a…

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Steal This List!

CONTEMPORARY QUEER POETS Grow this list – Proliferate! Redistribute! I initially started this list as one for contemporary queer poets, but it has grown to include the living and the dead, the post-poet, the fiction and non-fiction, the bent, the bendable, and more. Thanks to all who’ve contributed so far! Please feel free to add…

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A Map Through the Mines of My Book

By Lissa Kiernan @ Arsenic Lobster [two excerpts]: The book’s 60 poems, in savant-like methodical brilliance, are arranged in alpha-order and prefaced by a quote from Virginia Woolf’s cross-dressing, sex-changing Orlando: “Everything, in fact, was something else.” This frames things perfectly, for to exist in King’s world for the duration of this book is to…

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“Gay For a Day”

In spite of the dreary economy, LGBT people are being encouraged to raise awareness of their rights and impact in the country by calling in “gay” to work this week, closing down their businesses, refraining from shopping, and instead doing volunteer work. The action, dubbed “Day Without A Gay,” is set for Wednesday, December 10…

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Weekend Hits

Maddow on “The Gay” ~~~~~~~ Rachel Maddow On Lesbian Men and Women ~~~~~~~ Current Mood Tune ~~~~~~~ Men Define Feminism for Maddow ~~~~~~~ A Little Lovely Waits While You Wait ~~~~~~~ Maddow on They Don’t Say “GAY” Debates ~~~~~~

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Gross.

BLACKS LOVE WHITES? AMERICAN CITIZENS LOVE IMMIGRANTS? WHITES LOVE PAKISTANIS? WOMEN LOVE WOMEN? BLACKS LOVE LATINAS? WHITES LOVE BLACKS? OLD LOVES YOUNG? FAMOUS LOVES UNKNOWN? MAN LOVES MAN? HAPPY LOVES DEPRESSIVE? ~~~~~ CIVIL RIGHTS DON’T BELONG TO EVERYONE! JOIN ME IN APPLAUDING PROP 8! [THIS POST IS SARCASTIC FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO DON’T “GET…

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I Dunno

ABOUT THIS DEMOCRATIC VOTING SYSTEM, BUT YOU KNOW, GIVE IT A GO? TELL SOME BLOKES? STUDENTS? ‘RENTS? EXES? SOMEBODY? HERE ARE SOME FAMOUS PEOPLE TO MOCK YOU: IF IT’S GOING TO BE A CLOSE ELECTION, WELL, YOU ONLY HAVE A COUPLE DAYS LEFT TO REGISTER. I GUESS. ~~~~~~~~ Just a few link updates too. And…

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Little Noteworthies

SELF AWARENESS? I found this elephant — Hong — on G.I.’s blog, “Love Settlement“. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ They just wanted to be like everyone else, and unfortunately they were: normal guys who happened to have sex with other normal guys. For me, to be gay was an elective affinity, a chosen destiny. For most of them, it…

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Women Against Sarah Palin?

I’m not fond of this awesome blog’s name, “Women Against Sarah Palin,” (wish it were “People Against McCain’s Camp,” though that wouldn’t draw as much attention), but I *am* down with the sentiment behind the naming: Just because McCain picked a female running-mate doesn’t instantly mean women will blindly vote for her. Palin’s got some…

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Using Poetic Devices in Politics

“Hockey Mom” – Sarah Palin I love, and teach, Lakoff’s consideration of “The Nation as Family” in which we typically view two forms of government via metaphors: The Strict Father Family vs. The Nurturant Parent Family. My students understand these metaphorical models easily, and they’re good viewfinders for working through the coded speeches and political…

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Civil Rights, Who Gets Them and How Often

Remember anti miscegenation? “Anti-miscegenation laws, also known as miscegenation laws, were laws that banned interracial marriage and sometimes interracial sex between whites and members of other races. In the United States, interracial marriage, cohabitation and sex have since 1863 been termed “miscegenation.” Contemporary usage of the term “miscegenation” is less frequent. In North America, laws…

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Katie Couric Comes Out …

About her feelings for Hillary Clinton. ~~~ Let the backlash begin. Surprisingly (to me, at least), Keith Olbermann is the lead-off lambaster. She’s his “Worst Person in the World,” ranking right up there with Rupert Mudoch. Take that tongue lashing, you Feminazi Couric! In other news, “Katie Tarts It Up” — “it” is the news,…

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Why I’m Not Gay For Huckabee – Seeking Successful Satire

For his inaugural “Better Know A Lobbyist: Gay Agenda” segment, Stephen Colbert brought out his faux-condescending inner pundit to interview HRC (Human Rights Campaign) president Joe Solomonese. This is a two part series. In the second installment of “Better Know A Lobbyist: Gay Agenda“, Stephen Colbert once more summons his inner pundit to further probe…

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The Fluff That Fills Our Heads

While the elites are focused on their own fluff stories like “The World’s Most Secretive Billionaires,” the rest of us might watch a little t.v. I do. I wish I could have a full time critical mind. I don’t. I engage in “mindless” activities that often include sitting in front of an electrified box that…

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The Fight for Civil Rights

Governor Patterson opened a phone line to determine how much support there is for his directive to recognize all legal same-sex marriages from other states and countries. I just called and it’s really easy and it took under 5 seconds. You call 518.474.8390 and say you support the governor’s directive. The lady who answers the…

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When Women Criticize …

When women criticize … I’ve been called hysterical and told to reign in my anger, get control, etc. Anger is not a legitimate emotion when it comes to debate, even if it isn’t detectable. Being passionate about a topic renders one hysterical, or so it would seem when the person debating doesn’t want to actually…

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