Das ist dann wohl die berühmte Nächstenliebe, angewandt auf den eigenen Sohn…
Hintergrund- bzw. Folgeinfos im Independent.
cyber nomadism in the desert of the real
A high school principal in Arizona punished two students for fighting by making them sit and hold hands for 15 minutes in front of the entire school. “Kids were laughing at them and calling them names, asking, ‘Are you gay?’” (abcNEWS)
Muss ick mir ma runterladen!
After September 11th, 2001, one of the liberal justifications for the military intervention against Afghanistan was the oppression of women, but also of gays, by the Taliban. People in Europe and the USA received with shock the news that same-sex couples were publicly executed in the Kabul Stadium by bringing down a wall upon them that was constructed solely for this purpose. Others, however, pointed out that not only in the countries comprising the „Axis of Evil,“ but also among a few allies of the USA, the persecution of homosexuals has been elevated to a raison d’état. Horror reports from Saudi Arabia and Egypt tell of draconian measures against men who are suspected of same-sex activities. […]
Given this crude example, are we not obligated to concede the unmistakable superiority of the „imperialist“ West in matters concerning individual rights and sexual tolerance? Is it not simply true that the USA and Europe are the guarantors of civil freedom worldwide? In the following, I want to provide a few arguments as to why this view, at least from a long-term perspective, is fundamentally problematic. For, historically, it was the West itself that inspired by its own example these heteronormative relations of violence.
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Angela Davis with some inspiring remarks on the occasion of Judith Butler’s refusal to accept the civil courage award from the organizers of Berlin’s gay pride march – some of whom, like Jan Feddersen, have a long record of racist statements given space to in liberal newspapers like the taz:
Partial transcript: (mehr …)
Gay chicken is a new, homophobic game among young, urban, and alledgedly „straight“ males in the U.S., wanting to show off their embarrassment or disgust with same-sex intimacy — usually in front of a crowd of hysterically laughing boys or loud screaming girls, the latter of whom will never join in this game, because for some reason it can on no account be played by women!
About one or two years ago, the series „Scrubs“ made the presumably first reference to this game’s existence on public TV:
Guyz, you really suck! Get see a doctor.
— And this is how it’s played in Japan … <3