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Ruby Rhod is one of my favorite characters in sci-fi ever because he is Luc Besson’s vision of the hetero sex symbol of the future: a flamboyant, emotionally labile man who wears skin-tight leopard print or decks himself in roses, a man who accessorizes with big jewelry and dabbles in cosmetics. And the ladies love him. Everything about him screams “gay” according to our stereotypes, but he’s portrayed as a 100% straight sexual dynamo.
Besson is one of the few directors I’ve seen who actually recognizes that our ideas of sexuality and gender performance might have changed drastically in the future.
Every now and again, a political pundit is required to stand up and admit to the world that he or she got it wrong. For me, this would be one of those moments. […]
The pundits had it wrong about the real cost of the ACA? You don’t say.
after a while i became convinced that the words were mocking me
I WAS PROMISED A BATTLE
*throws down gauntlet*
Edit: Went back. This is the best thing to happen to my dashboard ever.
Reblogging again because my followers need to see this. To be clear, rebog, go to your actual blog, then click the picture.
I CAN USE THIS IN CLASS TO PRETEND I’M TAKING NOTES!!
Don’t want to reblog before checking it out? Use the blog permalink at the corner of the post on your dash, then click the picture. Get to it, no reblog required. (This reblog to assist people not falling for this most annoying trick and also, it’s cool.)
The parents of a Florida teen told CNN on Friday they had no choice but to contact police about their daughter’s lesbian relationship with an older girl.
Kaitlyn Hunt, 18, was arrested in February on two counts of lewd or lascivious battery on child — a statutory rape charge — because of her lesbian relationship with a freshman classmate, who was 14 years old. The alleged victim’s parents say Hunt knew the relationship was inappropriate, but refused to break it off.
“We had actually told Miss Hunt that this was wrong,” the alleged victim’s mother told CNN.
“We had no alternative but to turn to the law and use it as basically a last resort,” the alleged victim’s father added.
Kaitlyn’s parents haveblamed the arrest of their daughteron the alleged victim’s “bigoted” parents.
“We would not be here if the parents were not bigoted. To take it criminally I feel like they’re using the age law to pursue their agenda,” Kelly Hunt Smith told CNN.
But the alleged victim’s parents denied their actions were motivated by animus towards gay and lesbian relationships.
This doesn’t pass my smell test by any stretch. Did the parents wait until the older of the two girls turn 18 before they used the law to punish her or not? I’m not convinced this isn’t born of animus just yet…
Let’s take this and assume it’s true for a moment though. These were students at the same school. If this kind of relationship (Age wise) is inappropriate, WHY DO WE CUT THE SCHOOL AGES WHERE WE DO?
Keep the people who are to be protected by this law in a separate school (Say, expand middle school?) so that this law gets people TRYING to start relationships with much younger teens instead of people who happen to get into one because they share space.