"Fiction is the purest art. Commercial fiction is the butter, the darkest chocolate, and the finest malt. That's why we are so addicted to it."--Angie Brooksby-Arcangioli
What's the going rate for a kid like that? I'd like one of my own.
Unless that rail is sexually attracted to another rail of the same gender,or it is a very happy rail, then rail aint gay son.
Someone close to me "came out," about six years now. At that time, I really championed this issue. Every time my friends or roommates said gay in this fashion, I'd try to correct the behavior and explain why it was wrong. Eventually, however, I realized the usage of gay was shifting, as language does in time, and when used in this way it was not meant to be derogatory toward homosexuals. I realize that this separation is not yet accepted by the masses, but since the person using the phrase doesn't accept the previously held definition, trying to correct the behavior will only be met with the phrase in question.
So casually using the word "gay" is worse than physical violence?I can agree with the sentiment but I thought the video was lame.
Banning books = badBanning words = goodmkay
Oops! Didn't realize I should have removed my 8 year old daughter from the room to watch that video.Now she'll probably equate anti-word-gay promoters with over-reactive violence! Ack!!
Jesse - I really don't think straight people get to decide what's offensive to the gay community and what's not.Miss Sharp - Really? You're comparing people trying to stop hateful and inappropriate language (from children!) that is grossly offensive to a group of people who already suffer that kind of hatred on a daily basis to... book burning? That speaks volumes more than any reply I could make.
Appreciate the sentiment, but couldn't help noticing the continuity problem. Who forgot to re-close the garage door between takes?And yeah, when you say something like that and say, "I didn't mean to offend," you're blaming the offended party for being offended! Instead of yourself for not thinking about the impact of your words on others.
Oh man, I could build an entire lesson off this for the manners class I'm teaching my children. I think I will!
Just read through the comments. To say that this encourages violence is like saying romance readers become disillusioned about love and relationship by reading the books. People, we are smarter than that. Our children are smarter than that. Visually, this is brilliant for sticking it to a child's mind on what is a tacky, insensitive thing to ever say.
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