commented on Another Drunk Driver Who Thinks He Should Be In Charge of Your Sex Life
This is a tiny thing, but I like how he qualifies that he consumed too much alcohol "with dinner." Because it sort of implies a charming dinner with parishioners or something. Which it may have been, but it doesn't matter where you drink too much. The drinking too much to the point where you are driving drunk and doing all sorts of other stuff is what matters.
commented on Maddow: Republican Party a Mess On Marriage Equality
"Here's hoping Casey pulls a similar 180 on abortion rights and comes out for a woman's right to choose."
I dunno. Not anytime soon.
I think, generally speaking, a white male straight lawmaker can understand the sexual attraction/marriage experience (they just had trouble for a long time thinking it was okay to feel that towards another man.) But they understand the experience itself, which has helped in the grudging and gradual acceptance of gay marriage.
This thing with us ladybit-humans will take longer. Because it's a lot more complicated - some men (certainly not all) believe they simply know better than women "how things should be" and yet those things are not a part of their experience at all.
It'll take longer for the women's rights part. That will only happen when women stand up and say "No" to the misogynistic lawmaking horrors that are happening.
commented on SL Letter of the Day: Skin-to-Skin Contact
First off, all's fair in love and war. You venture out to find love and you will be hurt. It is just that way. You will run into people who will fuck you no matter what you look like and then bring up almost-post-mortem "well she fake-advertised" (dude, you weren't fucking a photo.) And you will run into people in this new internet age who false-advertise.
I don't think there's much to see here.
Dec 29, 2012
commented on Catholic Priest Instructs Dead Italian Women to Ask Their Dead Selves This Important Question: "Did We Ask For It?"
You know, as a recovering Catholic (well, less recovering from the Catholic Church per se than some of the bizarre social bullshit that trickles down to its members, but that's another therapy session) - I have to say that most of the time this stuff... I don't know, my only response is to just laugh. But every once in a while there's something that so illustrates the misogyny in the institution that I want to travel through the internet and beat the shit out of fuckers like this priest. Violence is crude, but I hate the idea that women are supposed to remain cheerful in the face of such hatred and "work within the system" to change things. Fuck that. I ain't staying at a restaurant where I not only get poor service, the management actively LOATHES me and barely tolerates me in an institutional sense. Unless, of course, it's to run the office, teach the classes, pick up after the priests in their living quarters etc. etc. etc.
Aug 31, 2012
commented on Lying Liars and the Television Critics Who Enable Them
(Facts are such pussies—why do they just stand there and take beatings like that? Why don't facts fight back? Pussy facts!)
Okay, Dan. As a pussy owner, I am now done with the image of cowardice being linked with the vagina.
Jun 1, 2012
commented on Can't Remember the Last Time I Shopped at JCPenney
You forgot straight people with kids. I'm one and the moment the whole Ellen thing was announced and they stuck with it despite a Million Asshole Moms, I started to shop more there, and will continue to do so.
May 19, 2012
commented on SL Letter of the Day: Show This Woman Some Love
I am not gay, but I do have a LOT of experience of a *kind* of coming out to my family. I do not for a second compare what I went through to the bald and naked violence you experience (and make no mistake, what you went through was an emotionally violent experience.) But I am beyond words and full of awe, seriously, that in the environment that you were in, you knew what would happen and you did it anyway so that you could leave a place of death to find life. And find it you have, and you and your nephew will be in this lifeboat you created - God, he needs that. And you need him.
My own brother did his own kind of coming out (it feels weird to call it that, because it's not the same circumstance, but it is the same process) and was immediately rejected by everybody as well. Now he and I can talk to each other without the weird bullshit that was ALWAYS there before either one of us moved on from it.
I'm fumbling here, but you are not broken. You are the least broken person in this scenario. Your family is spectacularly broken. Your soul at least had its shit together to realize if it didn't leave it was gonna BE broken, as did your nephew. I think it's possible that your nephew came out (instead of, maybe, leaving this world?) because he held on to the fact that ahead of him, you had left and had not come back, which is exactly what he wanted to do.
Best of luck - you know, I feel like if we knew where you lived all of us'd just drive there right now and have the party of our lives, all of us who have decided to live in the light and simply exist as who we are.