Above is Isaiah's The World Today Just Nuts "The Out Of Touch President" and I love it. It's so very arugala. :D Chicago Dyke blogs at Corrente and I've ranted at her here and I've praised her here. She's got a new post and I'll share 2 paragraphs from it:
Meh, I'm trying to think of a way to keep this short. Bottom line: it's much, much nicer to be an out gay man, today, than it is to be an out gay woman or transperson. It... annoys me that I have to dispute this, even at popular gay blogs. Don't get me wrong, I'm not dissing anyone at this post or blog or in particular. I just don't think I should have to argue that. And I doubt most of you care! And that's fine! But as intra-PC wars that no one cares about go, this makes me crazy.
I am, as I said in the comments, "that dyke." That is: I'm pretty, slim, well off (relatively speaking), I don't lack for sex or dates or being pulled off-line and escorted to the VIP section; all that stuff is mine for the asking, even at my age. But I know how it is for womyn who are not like me, womyn who are often my lovers and friends, even as I'm "that dyke" who has far, far more gay male friends than female.She calls it "A Rare Lesbian Rant." I wonder why it has to be rare? And I wonder what makes her think it has to be rare?
I'm not "that dyke." I'm Marcia to my friends. Behind my back, who knows? (And don't we all wonder?) But I'll do my part for someone like me and refer you to her post.
I don't get how Chicago Dyke can set aside part of herself, by the way. It's there in the blog post/essay. It's their in her support for Barack in 2008. I'm sorry, you put homophobes on stage at campaign events, you never EVER get my vote.
And until we can do that, until we can say that, we better get used to a lot more of this crap.
I'm a feminist -- I have no idea if CD is one. And I remember a time when Democrats stood strong on abortion. Then they weakened. Then they wanted to 'all get along.' And now where are the fighters on abortion rights?
I'm seeing something similar happen in the last years regarding LGBT rights.
I'm seeing Barack tell us that we have to be friends with and embrace homophobia. That's how our rights get chipped away.
I don't have to be friends with anyone.
But I have to be true to myself. Barack didn't get my vote in 2008. He won't get it in 2012. He's a homophobe. When you put homophobes on stage at campaign events, when you invite Rick Warren to the inauguration, you're a homophobe. And until we send the message that we don't support it, we better get used to the fact that they'll keep indicating we should come in through the back door.
Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"