Obama Naked With Unicorns (NSFW)
The article asks for a response to a number of pictures of a naked POTUS with unicorns. My view for what it is worth is that POTUS is the first US president I would freely describe as being sexy. It has little to do with the power of office, more to do with looks, persona, intellect or charisma. He is just sexy, my favourite being the one above, I think it is about king’s checkmate. My least favourite ‘Ugly Betty’, I loathe fluff and that program is all about nothingness or fluff.
My vote is for a sexy man in the buff riding a unicorn slaying the ignorant!
Landmark Gay Rights Cases (USA)
1933—O’Malley v. Amalgamated Shirtwaist Inc.: The right of gay people to sign legal documents is upheld
1947—Meyerson v. City of Boulder: The court struck down a local bylaw that required all homosexuals to shout, “Gay coming through,” while walking in public
1967—Big Faggot Dave v. United States: Won the right for gay plaintiffs to be protected from offensive epithets when court cases are titled
1973—Miller v. Williams: Reggie Williams was held responsible for $245 in damage done to the car of Scott Miller, a gay man
1972—Martin v. Alabama: Men permitted to hold hands so long as no one is looking
1973—Miles v. Baskin-Robbins: Anyone—anyone—is allowed to ask for up to two sample tastes before purchasing
1990—Marker’s Bar and Grill v. Fitzgerald: Stated that gay bars did not have to be named with a poor double entendre
2006—Oppenheimer v. Toomey: Upheld the right of closeted gays to remain trapped in miserable, loveless marriages for the rest of their lives
Gay Community News : FIRST HEARING SCHEDULED FOR DONT ASK DONT TELL
Background InformationPolicy about homosexuality in the U.S. military mandated by federal lawPub.L. 103-160 (10 U.S.C. § 654).
The article announces proposed Senate hearing in September. (will update)
Drowning in the Shallow End: Third Wave Feminism
by Heather Tirado Gilligan
In the 1990s, a new generation of women heralded the dawn of a new feminist era. But does declaring a “new wave” – particularly one that equates individual lifestyle choices with activism, consumer power with feminism, and diversity with racial equality – make for a feminist social movement?
Heather Tirado Gilligan explores this issue through interviews with feminist scholar Jane Elliott, Colorlines managing editor Daisy Hernandez, lesbian filmmaker Aishah Simmons, and Chicana feminist Cherrie Moraga. Gilligan proposes feminists drop the wave metaphor and organize around the less socially palatable but more pressing goal of addressing inequities.
This article comes to an interesting conclusion in that the author argues
“Our rights, such as they are, were won by the tireless work of earlier generations of feminists, and obligate us to correct the inequality that continues to structure women’s lives, starting right now.”
Will America Ever Be A ‘Post-Racial’ Society? | NEWS JUNKIE POST
By Gilbert Mercier
The article gives some commentary on race relations in the US after the arrest of an African American academic Henry Louis Gates in his home by a White police officer. What resulted from this incident were claims of racial profiling and subsequent comments by the President, which caused a political whirlwind.
Points of interest
- Racial divide did not magically end because of Obama’s election
- ” racial politics” in America are far from over.
- African-American & Latino experience, racial profiling by police
- Minority status makes people automatically potential suspects.
America has come a long way from its ugly past as far as race relations, but we still have a long way to go.
African-American Civil Rights Movement (1955–1968)
International Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination
In the past 40 – 50 years there have been significant advance in civil rights however the old hate has not disappeared, discrimination has just become more sophisticated. This is but one example of Institutional racism, whereby is
“the collective failure of an organization to provide an appropriate and professional service to people because of their colour, culture or ethnic origin”.
In this case, the police acted on a report that two black men were trying to break into a house, in fact they where however one was the owner of the home Mr Gates.
Further Story by Womenmusing