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http://www.salon.com/mwt/broadsheet/feature/2009/04/17/homphobia_and_teen_suicide/index.html
"To not be a man is to not be fully human. To be gay is to be nothing. In case anyone was unclear on the connection between homophobia and misogyny, there you go."
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violetisblue From: violetisblue Date: April 17th, 2009 03:56 pm (UTC) (linkage)
:-( It reminds me of how when I was younger I used to think how lucky I was to be a girl because, from everything I saw, a boy's life was a full-time job of desperately trying to establish to everyone you meet that you're not gay.
annlarimer From: annlarimer Date: April 17th, 2009 04:01 pm (UTC) (linkage)
In the toy section of Target, I keep hearing, "That's the girl aisle," or, "Are you a boy? These are boy's toys."
mtgat From: mtgat Date: April 17th, 2009 04:08 pm (UTC) (linkage)
Yeah. We've run into that. Of course, my son is playing with the My Little Ponies and looking at the dress up dresses more than my daughter is (she's jonesing for new Lego kits), while I'm standing there trying not to drag them faster to the action figure aisle so I can check out what Justice League figs they have in.
swankyfunk From: swankyfunk Date: April 17th, 2009 04:28 pm (UTC) (linkage)
I can't remember my parents ever insisting on my choosing "girl" toys over "boy" toys, so when I was growing up I had My Little Ponies AND Lego sets. I built stables out of Lego for my Ponies, which they stomped on and broke down when they stampeded because of the attacking dinosaurs and Decepticons.
mtgat From: mtgat Date: April 17th, 2009 04:37 pm (UTC) (linkage)
:) Yeah, my Luke and Leia figures spent a lot of time riding Ponies. There's just a lot more advertising now and even when we try to guide them (especially Girl -- Boy likes everything) towards toys that aren't as traditionally gendered (and also towards television options without as many commercials), all her friends are playing with them and she still sees them on TV. Pink hit our house like the rotavirus when she started spending time with a little girl her own age. But she still likes Legos, and she wants to be Supergirl rather than Hannah Montana or a Bratz character, so that's something.
random_nexus From: random_nexus Date: April 17th, 2009 04:48 pm (UTC) (linkage)
I had to throw a king-daddy-bonzo hissy fit to get a GI Joe when I was a kidlet. Mom said "That's a BOY toy, hun." *snirk*
Of course, part of the reason I wanted him was that I needed him as a proper boyfriend for my barbies (not all Barbies(tm), but the generic term for girly dolls of that type), because Ken was just not cutting it.
annlarimer From: annlarimer Date: April 17th, 2009 06:18 pm (UTC) (linkage)
I remember being very alarmed by a Joe when I was five or so. They had pin joints back then, possibly metal ones, as opposed to Barbie's bendy legs. I think a part of me wondered if this was the real actual difference between boys and girls.
random_nexus From: random_nexus Date: April 17th, 2009 08:39 pm (UTC) (linkage)
*giggle*
I used to wonder how come my baby cousins and the one best play-buddy I'd accidentally seen naked had that little thingamabob and GI Joe and Ken didn't. I had a theory for a short time (I think I was 7 or 8) that it was like the baby's little umbilical cord thing and dropped off when they got older. When I asked my mom one day when I was 'helping' babysit my cousin you should've seen the face she made. I just thought she was mad that I was asking about 'private parts', but I don't remember now if she ever explained at that time.

I've since discovered the truth, by the way.

Edited at 2009-04-17 08:40 pm (UTC)
annlarimer From: annlarimer Date: April 17th, 2009 08:42 pm (UTC) (linkage)
I think they're sort of like outies. If they're too horrible, or they interfere with stuff like gym class, a doctor can just snip 'em off.
random_nexus From: random_nexus Date: April 17th, 2009 08:43 pm (UTC) (linkage)
*dies laughing*
annlarimer From: annlarimer Date: April 17th, 2009 08:48 pm (UTC) (linkage)
What?
random_nexus From: random_nexus Date: April 17th, 2009 11:34 pm (UTC) (linkage)
*still chuckling* I so wish I could share the videos in my head. The sight/sound of you saying that was just flippin hilarious.
Let alone the concept.
*snirk*
mellowtigger From: mellowtigger Date: April 17th, 2009 11:13 pm (UTC) (linkage)
I think something like 93% of all homicides are committed by males. I'm not convinced that testosterone makes for a superior animal.
cakemage From: cakemage Date: April 17th, 2009 04:21 pm (UTC) (linkage)
I can't even begin to describe how ill that makes me. Those poor kids.
dr_tectonic From: dr_tectonic Date: April 17th, 2009 04:25 pm (UTC) (linkage)
Good article. Makes me go GRRR.

*resists being publicly psycho about the issue*
random_nexus From: random_nexus Date: April 17th, 2009 04:49 pm (UTC) (linkage)
Do it, do it!
Preps vid camera & has news networks on speedial
dr_tectonic From: dr_tectonic Date: April 17th, 2009 04:57 pm (UTC) (linkage)
Too late, sorry. I went and looked at cuteoverload, and now am sane again...
random_nexus From: random_nexus Date: April 17th, 2009 08:43 pm (UTC) (linkage)
Ahhh, well. Okay. *sigh*
*wanders over to cuteoverload, too*
random_nexus From: random_nexus Date: April 17th, 2009 04:51 pm (UTC) (linkage)
Humor aside (my usual response) this kind of thing just appalls me! I am so ashamed of the human race sometimes.
From: ashenmote Date: April 17th, 2009 06:55 pm (UTC) (linkage)
I ♥ Kate Harding.

You remember the LJ spokesperson who said that the choice between basic journal and ad-blotched journal and paid journal is too confusing for their users? That one designed the rules for acceptable behavior in guys too, I'm sure.
oddrid From: oddrid Date: April 17th, 2009 08:38 pm (UTC) (linkage)
FFfffffffffff >/
viedma From: viedma Date: April 21st, 2009 01:08 am (UTC) (linkage)
This makes me so sad. What a horrible thing to happen. We need kids that like to read, and volunteer, and go to the library.
tawg From: tawg Date: April 22nd, 2009 01:10 am (UTC) (linkage)
The link took me to a video about chocolate. Which is probably a lot less depressing than the intended article...
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