commented on Your Dog Sucks
Then pet him and scratch behind his ears. Then make kissy noises and let him lick your face.
commented on This Morning a Man Told Me to Smile...
It looks like quite a few on this thread have used that "Smile" line before, and they simply cannot conceive they were being demanding, controlling assholes when doing so. I mean, really, it's pretty fucking easy to grasp. You may think of it as a compliment or an icebreaker or a harmless bit of casual friendliness, but what it really is is you saying, "Look at me. Pay attention to me. Please me." Well, guess what, bub. Not everyone exists for your pleasure.
I used to get that shit in my gay bar-haunting days, and I usually responded with a nasty glare or a "Fuck off!" But then, I was a big (unsmiling) GUY, so I seldom had to worry about any pushback. So, at most, it was an annoyance to me. For many, though, it's not only annoying but uncomfortable or creepy or even frightening.
Grow some fucking empathy.
commented on SL Letter of the Comments: Anti-Gay Haters Are Doing Us a Favor
When I read all the nastiness coming from the Right today, I wondered what Portman thought about it. Wouldn't it be nice to think that maybe his eyes were opened enough to finally see what assholes he's been cozying up to* all these years? Keep it up, haters!
* though cozying up to assholes if a fine thing to do, if done literally.