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Links of the Week – January 16, 2015

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* 7 Reasons To “Queer” 2015

* 12 Things Men Are Forgetting About Being Men

* PostSecret: One Small Gesture Of Kindness

* 22 People Who Are Not Ready To Be A Proper Adult Yet

* 24 People Doing The Whole Jesus Thing Wrong

* And The Moral Of The Story Is… Kids Don’t Always Understand The Moral

* Big Problem: Study Shows That 1/3rd Of Male Students Would Rape A Woman

* Handmade Personalized Plush Dolls – (Wonderful!!!)

* Craig Ferguson Was My Sober Shining Light: How The ‘Late, Late Show’ Host Made Me Want To Stop Drinking

* Donating A Single Rollerblade Is Not Going To Help Disaster Victims – (…or the needy)

* Double Chocolate Chip Cookies – (WOOT! PRAISE BREAK!)

* ESPN Mean Tweets

* Church In Lakewood Stops Woman’s Funeral Because She Was Gay – (#notmyjesus)

* Fat Guy Receiving Touchdown + Bowling Celebration + Fat Guy Cartwheel = YES! YES! YES! – (Mercer U. Football and my Link of the Week!)

* Homeless Kitten Born Without Eyelids Gets A Family – (Dawwwwwww!)

* Jake Tapper: I’m Ashamed By U.S. Leaders’ Absence In Paris – (Nail head, meet hammer.)

* No More Classical Music On WABE

* “I Was Dropped…” T-Shirt – (Feel free to order and ship to me!)

* Milo, Transgender Teen, Shares Transition Through Birthday Pancake Photos

* Milwaukee Brewers Roll Out “Timeless Tickets” – (I would totally get one of these for the Braves – if they weren’t moving out of Atlanta.)

* Raising My Rainbow: Mom, What If I Date A Transgender Person? – (Blog post of the week!)

* Stunning Set Of Vintage Inspired NASA Posters

* Recreating The Awkwardness: What About Grandma? – (This is really sweet!)

* Reverend Christopher Edward Carlton Funeral Service – (Why would I link to the video of a funeral service? This requires some explanation. Rev. Carlton was a much loved minister and counselor in our UMC Conference. He fought an ongoing battle with bipolar disorder and depression. A few weeks ago, the darkness overwhelmed him and he committed suicide. Watching this video brought me to tears. He was obviously an amazing man who had an extraordinary influence on thousands of lives. But his struggle…. Oh how I feel his struggle. The ministers who spoke here handle it so deftly, and so humanely and with so much true emotion at the loss of their friend. I guess I share this because I could’ve been Christopher. I get Christopher. I wish there were something I could’ve done to help Christopher. Despite the fact that I didn’t even know him, even in death he has ministered to me.)

* Sad Chipper Jones Live-Tweets The CFB Championship With Selfies – (Teh AWESOMESAUCE!)

* Schools Arming Students With Canned Goods – (Alabama. Say no more…)

* Schwings Shoe Wings – (MUST HAVE!)

* “Meet The Family” Mutant Family Portraits

* Glow In The Dark Murals – ❤ ❤ ❤ (My house needs these!!!)

* Whose Aunty Is This With The Stuggle Feet In White Kitten Heels? – (And then I fell out!)

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“During that time, the Brothers found out that I didn’t drink – never had – and they forced alcohol on me…. It took only a few swigs to loosen me, like my body was remembering something, an echo, or awakening to something, a birthright…. I now better understood how my father succumbed to it. It was a respite from worry, a rotgut way out, time deliriously spent, time unconcerned with the true costs to be paid later. I better understood the little lies liquor told, lifting spirits and drowning sorrows while withholding the whole truth – that, in the end, it is the spirit in peril of drowning. Sorrows have gills.”

– Charles Blow, “Fire In My Bones”

“…I’d come to understand that I sometimes confused the need for attention with a desire for sex. For much of my life I would crave attention with a carnal intensity. From anyone. From everyone. That feeling of being chosen…,to cover the emptiness I felt or to fill in the hole, the desired culmination being not so much physical intimacy as emotional affirmation. The boy who had once felt invisible would forever ache simply to be seen.”

– Charles Blow, “Fire In My Bones”

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Links of the Week – January 9, 2015

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* 12 Historical Women Who Gave No Fucks

* 27 Times Teachers Had Fun In Their Jobs

* Alcohol Poisoning Kills 6 People In America Every Day

* Apple Peanut Butter Delights

* Backstage At The Fox 1929 – (Incredible historical stuff for lighting and audio nerds!!!)

* I’m A Butch Woman. Do I Have Cis Privilege? – (I wonder this about myself. It ain’t easy being a tough girl.)

* Fuck Yes Or No – (A guide to relationships)

* Georgia Hiking And Backpacking Trails

* Hiking The Appalachian Trail Georgia Section Useful Tips

* Georgia Appalachian Trail Club

* How To Live Out Of Your Truck In The Woods

* How Driver’s License Suspensions Unfairly Target The Poor

* How To ‘Fry’ Cheese In Your Waffle Iron – (!!! Praise Break !!!)


* Fisticuffcuffsandshenanigans: I Also Put Sequins On My Jock Strap – (Blog post of the week! I’ve found a kindred spirit! 😀 )

* In Preventing Trans Suicides, ‘We Have Such A Long Way To Go’

* John Smoltz Had To Stand On A Chair To Help Randy Johnson Put On His Hat

* ‘Darmok’ Is Basically What Happens When The Memes Win…

* Mother Trying Her Best To Project Same Amount Of Insecurities Onto All Her Daughters

* NASA’s Chandra Detects Record Breaking Outburst From Milky Way’s Black Hole
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* French Bees Producing Blue Honey – (What the what???)

* On Patrol With Skid Row’s ‘Angel Cop’ – (Best article I read all week!)

* Archie McPhee ‘Love Note’ Postcards – (Neat-O!)

* Seabirds Are Massively Dying Off – And Scientists Can’t Figure Out Why – 😦

* So Let’s Talk About The Puppy Bowl Lineup To Distract Ourselves From Everything Else

* Steven Gerrard To Los Angeles Galaxy – (Steven, if you ever need a place to stay in Atlanta…)

* Stockton AA Hockey Team Will Play On Ice Painted By Fans For A Promotion

* Study: Black Atlantans Prefer Suburbs, Whites Moving To City ‘Core’

* Ten Months After Alleged Homophobic Attack In Midtown Caught On Camera, No Suspects In Custody – (OK. Somebody must recognize these asshats!)

* The 25 Dumbest Tweets Of 2014

* The Thing About Millennials And The Church That Nobody Wants To Talk About – (THIS!)

* Tim Hudson Has Ankle Surgery

* Tiny Greenhouse Could Fly Plants To Mars In 2018 – (Cool beans! ((Heh! See what I did there?)) )

* A Womanonymous: Voice – (Hush, hush. Keep it down now…)

* ‘Where The Wild Things Are’ Exhibit At Atlanta’s Bremen Museum – (This looks amazing! I want to sink into that giant bowl of soup!)

* Be Sure To Let Your Cat Know About These Drug Warnings…

* The Legendary Red Barber Tells The Story Of Branch Rickey Related To Him About One Of The Reasons He Was Moved To Integrate Major League Baseball

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“Don’t be scared of your hunger. If you’re scared of your hunger, you’ll just be one more ninny like everyone else.”
– “Olive Kitteridge,” Elizabeth Strout

 

“And so, if this man next to her now was not a man she would have chosen before this time, what did it matter? He most likely wouldn’t have picked her either. But here they were, and Olive pictured two slices of Swiss cheese pressed together, such holes they brought to this union – what pieces life took out of you.”
– “Olive Kitteridge,” Elizabeth Strout

 

“She had even tolerated having to take armfuls of groceries and armfuls of babies around to the back door because he hadn’t built those damned steps. Building the steps whould have been such a simple thing. He could have done it. He should have done it. The not-doing spoke volumes.”
“The Fire Shut Up In My Bones,” Charles Blow

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Links of the Week – November 21, 2014

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* Why Your Brain Wants To Help One Child In Need – But Not Millions

* China’s 1st Round-Trip Moon Shot Sets Stage For Bigger Lunar Feats

* Tom Brokaw’s Phone Alarm Goes Off On TV

* Peanut Butter And Jelly Bars – (Making these this weekend!)

* On Bob Feller’s Birthday, We Remember The Time His Fastball Was Measured By Army Equipment

* Phish Plays Concert In SF, Breaks Out Into “We Are The Champions” Mid-Song When Giants Win

* 15 Things Men Need To Know About Women

* Midterms: Did Americans Get What They Want? – (Great article!)

* You Don’t Protect My Freedom: Our Childish Insistence On Calling Soldiers Heroes Deadens Real Democracy – (Spot on)

* ‘Promise Me’ Necklace – ❤ ❤ ❤

* Ohio State Marching Band Does Impressive Star Trek Themed Halftime Show – (Awesome sauce!)

* Catching Up With Trek’s Lt. Kevin Riley…Bruce Hyde – (I’ll take you HOOOOME again, Kathleeeeeeen!)

* PostSecret: Hurt

* Cock Block

* Meet Monty: The Adorable Cat With An Unusual Face

* Royals’ Rise Managed Adeptly By Yost

* Make Fulton County Animal Services Pets Thankful, and LifeLine Animal Project Will Wave The Adoption Fee in November

* Seattle Seahawks Mascot Apologizes For Pre-Game Incident – (Hysterical!)

* How Animals Hacked The Rainbow And Got Stumped On Blue – (Fascinating)

* Common Core Reading: ‘The New Colossus’

* Bizarre Baseball Culture: Post-Schulz Peanuts Go To Tokyo In “It’s Tokyo, Charlie Brown!” – (Wonderful!)

* Craigslist Missed Connections: ‘You Farted In Kroger’ – (Maybe the funniest thing I read this week…)

* What Should We Call Me: Makeup Game

* Straight People Should Leave Homophobic Churches

* The Devastating Pattern Of Sexual Abuse In Competitive Swimming – (I’m becoming furious….)

* Report Finds New Orleans Police Department Basically Ignored Calls Reporting Sex Crimes, Child Abuse – (How long are we going to keep looking the other way…?)

* Actress Barbara Bowman: Bill Cosby Raped Me – Why Wasn’t I Believed – (How long will society continue to ignore the cries of our mothers and sisters and daughters…?)

* “Honey Boo Boo” Star Mama June Reveals Father Of Two Daughters Is Sex Offender – (How long will we offer our children to predators…?)

* Cobb Softball Coach Facing Child Porn Charges – (How long will men feel free and privileged to prey on women and little girls with little fear of serious punishment…?)

* The White House Asks Men To Stop Campus Sex Abuse – (Imagine a man touching your mother, your wife, your sister or your daughter – fondling her breasts, touching her genitals, kissing her, sodomizing her, fucking her – all against her will. And imagine that she will be so ashamed and fearful that she won’t tell. Why should she if she won’t be believed, or if the incident won’t be investigated – if people will just tell her that she was asking for it, that it was her fault – or if people just don’t care? Now imagine how this will screw with her head for the rest of her life. It’s time to SCREAM and RAISE HELL about this. WE DESERVE BETTER!)

Ani DiFranco
“Hide & Seek”

Me and all the kids from the neighborhood
We’d play out in the street all summer long.
Rule was we had to go home at night,
When the street lights came on.
We were oblivious to the rest of the world.
And we’d hold up the cars in the street.
Yeah, we’d always play boys against girls,
And both sides would cheat.

Strange men would stop their cars at the curb
Say: “Hey sweetheart come here.”,
And I’d go up to the window and they’d have their dick out in their hand
With a sick little sneer.
And I’d say
“Here we go again! Yeah, ok this time you win.”
And I would feel dirty, I’d feel ashamed,
But I wouldn’t let it stop my game.

We would play hide and go seek.
Territory would be the whole block.
Sometimes the older boys when they’d find you,
They wouldn’t want to tag you, they’d just want to talk.
They’d say “What would you do for a quarter? Come on, we don’t have that much time.”
And I’d think a minute and I’d say:
“Ok…give me the quarter first. Fine.”
This time you win.
Here we go again!
And I would feel dirty and I would feel ashamed,
But I wouldn’t let it stop my game.

I remember my first trip alone on the greyhound bus,
And the man who put his hands on me to see where his knife fell
And I remember when I left how excited I was
And I remember when I arrived I didn’t feel so well.
I remember the teacher at school got me so sick and scared
I went into the bathroom and threw up in my hair
And I could go on, but you know, it just gets worse
So I think I’ll stop there…

Girl, next time he wants to know
What your problems is…
Girl, next time he wants to know
Where the anger comes from…
Just tell him this time the problem’s his.
Tell him the anger just comes.
It just comes.