Like any other high school but without bullies
Ögonbrynshöjande men intressant artikel i The Good Men Project om engelska tonårskillar och anti-homofobisk pojkkultur. Den som känner till fler och framför allt större studier i ämnet får gärna länka mig dit. Läs även kommentarerna (visserligen inkluderar de ett par av de vanliga Mansrättsaktivist-argumenten av typen "But girls sleep with bullies! Why are we discussing boys when it's all the girls' fault???" men du kan bara hoppa över dem).
"The key to understanding the change in masculine behaviors of the young men is their attitudes toward homosexuality. Quite simply, the heterosexual students at Standard High espoused pro-gay attitudes. This is something I document in detail in my forthcoming book, The Declining Significance of Homophobia. Here, I show that these boys, as well as male students in two other schools, intellectually supported gay rights and maintained friendships with openly gay peers. They did not use homophobic language and condemned the overt expression of homophobia. What I want to focus on in the rest of this essay, however, is how this inclusive school environment influences how popularity is determined."
Dragon Age Writer On Characters’ Bisexuality
På BioWares forum anklagades spelet Dragon Age II för att inte tänka på sina manliga heterosexuella fans. Ja, du läste rätt. Här hittar man facepalm-argument som "Its ridiculous that I even have to use a term like Straight Male Gamer, when in the past I would only have to say fans" och "The fact that a “No Homosexuality” option, which could have been easily implemented, is omitted just proves my point". Men en av spelets writers, David Geider, gav sig överraskande nog in i diskussionen och gav dessutom ett no-nonsense, kick-ass reply som jag inte kan låta bli att citera ur:
"I would question anyone deciding they speak for “the straight male gamer” just as much as someone claiming they speak for “all RPG fans”, “all female fans” or even “all gay fans”. You don’t. If you wish to express your personal desires, then do so. I have no doubt that any opinion expressed on these forums is shared by many others, but since none of them have elected a spokesperson you’re better off not trying to be one. If your attempt is to convince BioWare developers, I can tell you that you do in fact make your opinion less convincing by doing so.
And if there is any doubt why such an opinion might be met with hostility, it has to do with privilege. You can write it off as “political correctness” if you wish, but the truth is that privilege always lies with the majority. They’re so used to being catered to that they see the lack of catering as an imbalance. They don’t see anything wrong with having things set up to suit them, what’s everyone’s fuss all about?"
"Romances are never one-size-fits-all, and even for those who don’t mind the sexuality issue there’s no guarantee they’ll find a character they even want to romance. That’s why romances are optional content. It’s such a personal issue that we’ll never be able to please everyone. The very best we can do is give everyone a little bit of choice, and that’s what we tried here.And the person who says that the only way to please them is to restrict options for others is, if you ask me, the one who deserves it least."
"I'm a little stoned right now"
"I want to stop sanitizing my hands after I wash them. I want to not be able to tell you everything my hands touched today.
I want to not think about Elizabeth’s past. I want to hold her. I want that to be enough.
I am trying so fucking hard."
A week is a lifetime
"Everyone on TV is getting married. Three brides are judging each other’s weddings; the winning bride gets a free honeymoon with her groom.
Elizabeth and I were going to take a cruise. We were going to fuck and eat so much chocolate and lobster and then fuck some more.
On TV someone says, I keep remembering the laughs we had.
(Glee's gay kiss reaction.)