…it was kinda, sorta okay to express outrage (get it?) over mass media depictions of – well, certain – negative stereotypes.
I’m just observin’….
Unlike 35 years ago, the new version of Carl Sagan’s Cosmos, featuring Neil DeGrasse Tyson, is on a channel that christianists actually watch – so some apparently did…
and then took to Twitter.
The title of this post is a reaction to that – and the other gems that can be found at Patheos.
Personally, I can’t wait for the diarrhea that will flow from Bill Donohue a/k/a ‘The Catholic League’ because Tyson had the nerve to remind people that when religion is in charge of the secular world, it will kill anyone who questions the status quo.
A response to the titular comment:
It may fill you with despair, but it scares the shit out of me.
What scares the shit out of me is that, while the orginal series was in first run, America elected Ronald Reagan to be president – and that people like the Twitter twit above will be voting in 2014.
LGBTQ rights supporters rejoiced on Thursday with news that homosexuality is no longer illegal in Lebanon. A court ruling abolished a case against an unnamed transwoman – accused of having a “same sex relationship with a man” – stating that homosexuality can no longer be considered a crime because it is “not unnatural.” Lebanese law only prohibits sexual acts “contradicting the laws of nature.”
Mirroring coverage of LGBTQ advancement in the Western world, however, a vast majority of reports, blogs, tweets, and celebratory Instagram posts conspicuously erase the critical role of trans people in securing this victory.
The landmark ruling originated in a case brought against a transwoman, yet coverage of the “historic statement” has almost exclusively used the word “gay.”
As Joelle Ruby Ryan summed it up on Facebook:
Western homocentric media has erased trans identity and activism in its coverage of the recent victory in Lebanon.
As I sum it up: Same as it ever was, same as it ever was….
Why would you buy a new ENDA from him?
That would be radphlegm trans-exterminationist Sheila Jeffreys.