Hate is not acceptable. Violence even less so. (TW: Violence, homophobia, hate speech)
Early this morning a girl was assaulted in her home. She lives 2 blocks from my old apartment, and is a member of the LGBT community. She was beaten, stripped naked and had the words “Fag, Dyke, and Cunt” carved into her skin. She was then tied up while her house was set on fire. She managed to escape, and survive. She is currently in the hospital being treated for her injuries. There was a vigil tonight in her name, and to let people know that this is not acceptable in our community, in my home.
And this is a link to a fund set up to help her pay her hospital bills and assist in replacing damaged necessities in her home.
Please help, she needs this more than I can even explain to you.
Get the word out on this. Say no to hate.
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No it’s not “thought-provoking.” It’s bigotry.
I know YouTube commenters are assholes, but the pseudo-intellectual ones are the worst.
On one of my videos, someone left me this comment:you’re very intelligent and extremely articulate. its refreshing. its like instead of using your energy to focus on sex like most, that energy is transferred to intelligence.Meh. I guess I’m a language snob, because I was sort of weirdly offended by someone praising my intelligence (as if patting me on the head from on high) while using the wrong itses and not capitalizing any letters. But what’s worse than that is the sentiment. That whole “wow, since you’re asexual that must be why you have a clear head and all this creativity!” b.s. really irritates me. I tried to say so without being insulting in my reply:I appreciate that you like what I have to say and how I’m saying it. I don’t really like the comparison, though, to tell you the truth … mostly because it kinda suggests that sex makes you dumber, and that without worrying about it we wise up. I do like to think I’d still be articulate/intelligent if I was sexual, but I guess I’ll never know!He responded by removing his comment, so my reply to it is just kind of hanging there without context.
But then he commented again.have you ever heard of osho and his take on sexuality? i think its an interesting read. have you ever been interested in meditation?Word to the wise, guys. DON’T GOOGLE OSHO, okay?
Because yeah, that’s the mistake I was about to make at that point. Before doing so, though, I replied:Nope, I don’t know who Osho is. As for meditation, I learned how when I was in high school, so yes.He then gave me this:please google “osho auto homo hetero” and click on the first link. i found it interesting. im not saying i believe everything that is written, but its thought-provoking. i think you’ll find it interesting too.Let me just say as an aside that I REALLY HATE IT when people are obviously pushing a point of view on me, but know it’s controversial so they give me a dickbag little disclaimer like “oh btw I don’t actually believe this. Unless you say YOU agree. Then I’ll reveal what a bigot I am.”
So anyway, the suggested Googling adventure took me to an article entitled “Homosexuality is Neither Harmful Nor Beneficial. Heterosexuality is Very Beneficial.”
With a title like that, how the hell can you go wrong?
To spare you the pain (but I know some of you will look for it anyway), the article is basically a bunch of psychobabble—Freud style, but different—about how a person “loves themselves” first (and expresses it through masturbation), “loves homosexually” second (and expresses it through same-sex crushes), and “loves heterosexually” last (and expresses it through consummate hetero relationships, of course).This Osho guy also claims that a person who has never masturbated “can’t” have a proper relationship with another person because they “won’t know how to open” to another person if they can’t “open” to themselves, and that homosexual crushes are natural only because the first step past loving oneself is loving another LIKE oneself. But see, he suggests that if one is “stuck” at either the “auto” or the “homo” stage, one has not developed fully, and in order to do so one must “progress” to heterosexuality.
It really does remind me a LOT of Freud, actually. With the whole trying to explain hang-ups and fixations by attaching them to parts of the body (oral, anal, genital, etc.). Oh God, it’s such utter bullshit. And I was reading and thinking ARE YOU FREAKING SERIOUS????
This Osho dude also goes on to say that after heterosexuality is mastered somehow, one will actually transcend sexuality completely. I wonder now whether the YouTube commenter thought I would identify with that and believe myself to be transcendent. NOOOOOO. SO many things wrong with that.Considering Osho believes one must progress through auto, homo, and hetero “stages” to become transcendent, I’m thinking no, that’s not what I’ve done, thanks. Osho specifically says that the “natural” course is to go through these three stages, absolutely points out that homosexuality is “lower” than heterosexuality, and says that the heterosexual relationship is “the most fulfilling.” (He also claims that it’s the most difficult because men and women are SOOOOO different, and have never, ever been able to understand one another’s minds. It’s just natural, he says. Whatever!)
I couldn’t believe the ramble this guy had about homosexuality, either—he said that homosexual relationships are “easier” than heterosexual ones because two men or two women will always be of the same mind and have the same energy and get along perfectly without fighting, while man/woman relationships have alllll kinds of conflict. What the beaver turds is he freaking TALKING about? Gay couples associate with each other out of convenience due to their natural mutual understanding? I’m so confused as to how Osho has managed to climb this far up his own ass!
And then I just started dissolving into laughter when I read further. He talks about how homosexuality is becoming more popular because people are tired of conflict and want the “easy” relationship. How the Army and clergy are all homosexual because they’re doing celibacy wrong. How homosexuality would disappear if the sexes were mixed in more places. How children are all homosexual from age 7 to 14, but “turn heterosexual” after that if they are acting “naturally,” and will become celibate by age 42. Also, masturbation is DESTRUCTIVE AND HARMFUL after age 7, and “masturbatory people” will lose all contact with the world because of what they’re doing! And once someone progresses “beyond sex,” they’ll be in orgasm all the time because of their relationship with God. Gotcha.
Said I to YouTube commenter Mr. “I-Don’t-Necessarily-Believe-This-But-Gee-Is-It-Thought-Provoking”:Wow. I disagree profoundly with his assertion that “homo” love is somehow lesser than hetero, and that homosexual love suggests being “stuck” at a stage below or at a less mature state than heterosexuality. I don’t believe homosexual love is just an extension of loving someone like yourself out of inability to embrace the “alien” hetero sex, and I can’t conceive of why this guy believes homo relationships are “neither harmful nor beneficial.” I’m very against this.It’s not thought-provoking. Not only is it mind-numbing … it’s bigoted and close-minded and actually really utterly silly. It’s disgusting when people like Osho hand down these baseless “rules” about how relationships are “naturally” supposed to work and support them with such simplistic, specious explanations, and then people like my YouTube commenter think this shit is WISDOM.
Homosexual couples don’t fight because relating to each other is like relating to themselves. GIVE ME A BREAK.
Alright, so this just was was something I happened to find on youtube. I cannot understand what the fucking difference is. We’re all humans. It’s okay to love one another. So why put restrictions on love JUST because of the gender of that person? It may not seem like a big deal, but this bothers a lot of people. How would you feel if I told you that you couldn’t be with the one person you truly love? If straight people can get married and be HAPPY together, why can’t gays? How many times have you come across a heterophobic person in your life? Just knock it off. It’s not even homophobia, it’s racism, ageism, and a lot of other things. How can we live while fighting our whole lives to be HAPPY? Stop blaming society when we are society. You can believe in one thing, but don’t force your beliefs on other people who have different beliefs than YOU. You’re one person out of billions. Everyone has a different opinion. Opinions are just though on one and or many things, they’re not always correct nor incorrect. In my opinion, you should be able to love who you want. Bottom line, let others live their own lives and love who they want.
Virginia GOP Delegate Robert Marshall: ‘Sodomy not a civil right’
Virginia delegate Robert Marshall, who led the effort to block an openly gay man from becoming a district judge, argued Thursday that a gay person on the bench could show bias when ruling in a case involving gay and straight person who got into a fight and he added that “sodomy is not a civil right.”
“You could preside as a district judge for a marriage of two guys if he wanted to, in violation of the law,” Marshall said on CNN’s “Starting Point.” “Moreover, if you have a bar room fight between a homosexual and heterosexual, I’m concerned about possible bias.”
The Virginia General Assembly voted against gay prosecutor Tracy Thorne-Begland’s bid to be a district court judge in Richmond early Tuesday.
Earlier this week, Marshall, a Republican who is running for Senate, had threatened to offer an amendment to try to block Thorne-Begland’s nomination if the state General Assembly didn’t vote to reject him, calling the prosecutor an “aggressive activist for the pro-homosexual agenda.”
Mr Marshall must not be familiar with Lawrence v. Texas.