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Thursday, April 28, 2016

A NEW GENERATION OF SEXUALLY REPRESSED PEOPLE, COMIN' RIGHT UP!



           A substitute teacher in Battle Creek, Michigan has been fired for using the word "vagina" in a middle school art class while discussing the work of Georgia O'Keefe. The school district says she was fired for other (non disclosed) violations of policy, but really... this is all about the word.

           Our own little niece Sarah brought home a science assignment from school one day last fall, and I noticed one of the words in the printed copy had been blacked out. I asked Sarah about the redacted word, and she said the teacher hadn't noticed the paper had a "bad word" on it, so everyone had to black out the "bad word."

           I looked more closely at the science assignment. The redacted word was blacked out just before the word "reproduction." I asked Sarah to tell me the word everyone had been told to black out, but she wouldn't say it.  It was THAT horrible!  I told her it would be okay, just this one time, but she still wouldn't utter the word.

           Then I asked if the bad word in question might happen to be the word "sexual", and she nodded that it was indeed the "bad word".

            If science teachers can't use the word "sexual" in context of a discussion of reproduction, and art teachers can't use the word "vagina", we're doomed to raise yet another generation of uptight, sexually repressed people who will probably freak out about things like gays and transgender people using public restrooms.

            Geez...

ONCE AGAIN, THE LIBERAL REDNECK HOLDS FORTH! (God, this is great... )




             Livin', walkin', talkin' proof that not all southerners have their head (and Bible) up their ass.

         And "fuck Nancy Grace, too!"


Wednesday, April 27, 2016

ABOUT THOSE TRANSGENDER POTTIES...



              How in the hell does this sort of shit hit the fan in this country?

              I'm so glad I live in a state where people have nothing better to worry about than where people pee...

              I've been told this has nothing to do with prejudice. I've been told this is all about protecting the children from sexual predators. I've been told it's not hate, it's tradition. Those little icons on the bathroom doors? Those are there to keep the "pointers" and "setters" separated, nothing more than that.

               But you know what they said back in the 40s and 50s when "colored" folks had to use a separate bathroom? Back when "Negroes" weren't allowed to drink from the same water fountain as white citizens? When everyone had "separate but equal" schools? Restaurants? Hotels? Neighborhoods?  

               They said it wasn't being prejudiced. They said it wasn't bigotry. They said it was just tradition. And they were looking out for the women and children. Gotta take care of the children, you know?

               So when the clerk at the courthouse refuses to sign your marriage license because you and your mate are of the same gender? Why, that's not hate. It's not bigotry (Lawd knows!) It's tradition. Think of the children. We have to look out for the kids, right?

               So what about the kids who don't feel comfortable in their own skin? What about the kids who don't feel safe in a room full of "pointers"? What do we tell them?

               We tell them we're passing laws to ensure their discomfort is legislated and permanent. We tell them to suck it up, Buttercup, and piss where we tell you.  Fuck your discomfort. We're thinking of all the other kids, the ones who don't have sexual identity crises.  You know, normal children.

                 So now we're boycotting Target stores because their corporate management had the nerve to announce an official policy of tolerance for transgender customers. We're stirring it up on social media so that everyone knows to avoid that retail chain, and it's all anyone can talk about.

                 But it's not bigotry. It's tradition. And we're thinking about those poor kids.

                 But here's the thing...  I'd rather send my child into a restroom with a transexual than to have them spend five minutes with a Republican Congressman in a church pew.

                 In fact, if we're concerned about our fucking children, we might avoid church pews altogether.

                 And that wouldn't be prejudice, would it?  

                 We have to look out for the kids!