Maybe you were wondering how heterosexism was going.
Maybe I feel like telling you—you scamp, you.
Well, my two big points are Totally Current News Blurbs, but to put it into context can we recognize that sexuality-related hate crimes are on the up and up? They are totally in right now. At first, I thought I was just more aware this year, or that the media was paying them more attention, but no, we are actually experiencing a surge in hate crimes, especially those relating to transphobia. And, maybe I am too sensitive, but the one that I have not been able to shake from the "PANIC!" section of my brain since it first made the media (roughly two months ago) is this one, you know, the gay Puerto Rican teen who was killed, dismembered, decapitated and SET ON FUCKING FIRE. If this is motivated by their deep religious convictions, I think we need to have a talk.
In more recent news, today Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni decided that his bill punishing homosexuality "repeat offenders or HIV Positive Offenders" with life imprisonment or death was going to make him lose Facebook Friends, so he released a statement that said he would "lessen the punishment, or something, gees you guys, come on." Okay, so maybe that isn't a direct quote. But this is:
"The prime minister of Canada came to see me and what was he talking about? Gays, Prime Minister Gordon Brown came to see me and what was he talking about? Gays. Mrs Clinton rang me. What was she talking about? Gays."
So, on the one hand: Fucking hooray for not genociding all your gays! Congratulations, dude. On the other: Wait. Did he just totally announce that he was only doing this because it would interfere with his foreign policy and his ability get other countries to do things for him? Yes. Yes he did. Well, shit. I guess that is how the world works. End result, eh? I'm curious to see what the new, lesser punishment is, since Homosexuality is already illegal in Uganda.
WELL. Thank god we live over here in the Civilized World, where people are free to love and marry and-- oh. Oh wait.
PART TWO: THE PROPOSITION 8 TRIAL IS AWESOME AND HERE IS WHY.
What I am telling you is that all I do these days is google "Prop 8 Trial."