Archive for March 2009

Friday Night Without the Mrs

Holy dear gawd. I just sent this picture to the Mrs and told her “This is what’s keeping my attention – for now.”

image source

I’m about 4 days away from my Aunt Flo visiting and I have sex on the brain (actually, I’m thinking about sex, steak and chocolate).

I was a bit bothered by the borderline homophobic comments posted on the blog where I found this image:

Men and women are meant to come together to form the second complete unit – a duality or couple. In and of themselves men and women form their own individual dualities. But when two emerge, they form one entity, one unit – as well they keep the individual unit in tact. This new unit becomes the basic unit needed to produce or create children. The purpose of this unit, however, is not simply to create children, it is also to grow the original complete unit beyond itself

Umm, yeah. Annoying. But the picture is great!

Update: A Twitter response to this blog post has prompted the following question: Is this image art or porn? Or both?

Gays Worse Off Than Blacks – Really, It’s True

As a homosexual female of color, I find it very amusing when caucasian homosexual males fight for the honor of being . . . the lowest on the social totem pole. Like a train wreck that you just can’t help but stop and stare at, I have to read every article that addresses the question of: Which is worse? Being gay or being Black?

Here’s the latest that made me chucke just a bit:

Do people harbor more negative feelings toward LGBT people than they do toward people of specific races or ethnicities? According to the British Psychological Society’s Division of Occupational Psychology, the answer is yes.

But is this a destructive question to ask? I think the answer is yes. More on that in a paragraph or two, but first, here are the findings of the study.

35 percent of those surveyed revealed negative attitudes toward gay men;

41 percent held prejudicial attitudes toward lesbians;

28 percent held negative attitudes toward Asians;

25 percent held negative attitudes toward Black populations;

18 percent held negative attitudes toward Southeast Asians

I’m wondering who was included in this research’s sample size? Would we see similar results if this survey was administered in the US? Would we see similar results if this survey was administered in southern states in the US?

Republican Party Leader Says Homosexuality is Not a Choice

In a recent interview, Republican National Chairman Michael Steele told GQ magazine that he supports abortion rights. “I think that’s an individual choice [to have an abortion],” he said.

Before I mention Steele’s comments on homosexuality, I’d like to mention that the GQ article hovered dangerously close to a really good example of how white folks stereoptype all Black people:

GQ: I was kinda expecting hip-hop to be playing in here today.
Steele: Aw, sh—. It’s on my, uh, computer there. I haven’t pulled it up yet, but I’ll get a little bit goin’ in a second or two.

Yeah, all Black people listen to hip-hop.

Steele’s comments on abortion:

GQ: Are you saying you think women have the right to choose abortion?
Steele: Yeah. I mean, again, I think that’s an individual choice.
GQ: You do?
Steele: Yeah. Absolutely.

Steele must have gotten some grief from his GOP people. He later issued a statement “clarifying” his comments regarding abortion saying he is indeed pro-life.

Later, Steele disputed the view that being homosexual is a lifestyle choice. “I don’t think I’ve ever really subscribed to that view that you can turn it on and off like a water tap. … You just can’t simply say, oh, like, ‘Tomorrow morning I’m gonna stop being gay.’ It’s like saying ‘Tomorrow morning I’m gonna stop being black,'” explained Steele.

Steele said an amendment to define marriage as a union between one man and one woman is a state issue and is “mucking around with the Constitution.”

Is Steele a moderate conservative trying desperately to appeal to independents who voted for Obama in the ’08 election? I think he is.