Christian Smith defends Mark Regnerus, an author of anti-gay and anti-women rants, but forgets to mention his personal connection to Regnerus.
“It never ends well when someone tries to compare or match my lived experiences to something that they read about in a book . . . Because almost inevitably, they ask me to account for a variation between what was described in their book and what goes on in my life, or they immediately take control of the conversation about the topic away from me and my life and put it into theirs, when they haven’t ever actually lived these experiences, except vaguely vicariously through a medium which may not be 100% accurate and may or may not have been written without a particular agenda to push.” What can I say, except that I know exactly what this blogger is talking about? Reading is great. I’m all for reading. But I can’t begin to tell you how obnoxious people sound when they start to insist that their readings about my experiences are more valuable than those experiences. This happens especially often when folks start lecturing me about the history of my country.
Do you love quinoa as much as I love it? Then here is a recipe for quinoa-stiffed tomatoes.
“Father’s rights breached by mother ‘too upset’ to let him see children.” Are the journalist who come up with these titles on drugs? What does this idiot mean by “father’s rights breached”? How about the miserable children of this disgusting harpy of a mother? Isn’t the violation of their rights worth mentioning? This entire article sounds like we are talking about poodles, not actual children who have rights and feelings of their own.
I don’t know why anybody would eat the garbage sold by Chick-Fil-A (Burger King offers gourmet meals in comparison with Chick-Fil-A’s nasty fare), but now we have a great reason to stop patronizing the chain altogether. Let the invisible hand of the market destroy these homophobes, eh? That will be a fitting punishment, indeed.
Another reason to love Amazon (its support of gay rights.) Should I repeat my Spiel on the invisible hand, or are we clear in this point?
A collection of quotes on Romney’s gaffes. The guy is seriously lacking in the charisma department. I’m not sure this should matter but the American voters tend to believe otherwise.
“If an academic conference’s organizers give the major speaking slots only to men, are those who attend the conference complicit in denying opportunities to women? That’s the question two male philosophers have posed in declaring that they will not accept invitations to such conferences, and inviting other philosophers to similarly pledge to boycott “male-only events.” What do you think?
“I keep coming back to a simple thought. If you stumble across a corner of the internet that bothers you, why not just move on? I mean, I wish that more people would be open to feminism, queer activism, fat positivity, anti-racism, etc, but if you are outright opposed to these things, why even engage? Why bother? If you think we’re so wrong, just see yourself to the door. Seriously! When MRAs pick up my blog, I don’t go over there trying to teach them a thing or two. It wouldn’t end well for anyone involved. I just. move. on.” Exactly.