October 5th, 2009

Ayatollah

magnificent

"The biggest argument that I see from pro-marriage-equality folks is 'we don't want to change your life, we just want to be equals.' I disagree. I do want to change other peoples' lives. The political and social spectrum in this country is wrong. Other people DO need to change. I shouldn't have had to live the first 17 years of my life as a secret. I dream of a day when a person of any age could be gay and never have to 'come out'. There is no guilt or shame in who we are, the only guilt comes from our surroundings. So yes, I do want to change those surroundings - and if that means telling someone that their views are wrong, then so be it. If that means teaching kindergarteners that a prince can marry a prince, so be it (for god's sake, we all knew a prince could marry a princess). America's social standards are so radically skewed towards the right that SOMETHING must change, and it must change soon."

News

The census, zombies, and movie costumes

CAN'T TRUST THAT DAY:
* I still don't get why the census is so controversial.
* Fixing the American dental crisis.
* The recession takes its toll on the already-hurting organized religion.
* Wow. Republicans take a stand... against net neutrality.
* Will the economy of India outstrip that of China?
* Telomeres! Three American scientists share the Nobel prize in medicine.
* "Maybe fashion is a stealth tool of cultural critique."
* The new commune. (My friends and I discussed the concept at length, jokingly, back in the day.)
* Why zombies can't replace vampires in popular culture. (Not that I think they're supposed to.)
* Gallery: movie costumes that started fashion trends.