2nd April 2012 12:55
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We were discussing homosexuality because of an allusion to it in the book we were reading, and several boys made comments such as, “That’s disgusting.” We got into the debate and eventually a boy admitted that he was terrified/disgusted when he was once sharing a taxi and the other male passenger made a pass at him.The lightbulb went off. “Oh,” I said. “I get it. See, you are afraid, because for the first time in your life you have found yourself a victim of unwanted sexual advances by someone who has the physical ability to use force against you.” The boy nodded and shuddered visibly.“But,” I continued. “As a woman, you learn to live with that from the time you are fourteen, and it never stops. We live with that fear every day of our lives. Every man walking through the parking garage the same time you are is either just a harmless stranger or a potential rapist. Every time.”The girls in the room nodded, agreeing. The boys seemed genuinely shocked. “So think about that the next time you hit on a girl. Maybe, like you in the taxi, she doesn’t actually want you to.”

Homophobia: The fear that another man will treat you like you treat women.

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Perspective on privilege blind spots and homophobia.

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8th December 2011 20:31
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stfuconservatives:

What’s the Matter Rick!? Afraid of a Little Thumbs Down!?

Apparently so, his latest video “Repeal,” the first to follow “Strong” (the most hated youtube of all time) has comments and ratings disabled. Way to show you’re a man of the people Rick, by completely shutting out anything resembling dissent.

-Joe

you can still report this video. i highly suggest reporting it under “harmful or dangerous acts”.

hatefulatheist:

The real kicker? The pastor who helped orchestrate the attack on the couple is the father of one of the men assaulted. That’s right pastor Jerry Pittman Sr. called upon his deacons to help assault his own son and partner to keep them from entering the church. Around 20 member of the congregation stood around and watched as the deacons assaulted the young men and yelled homophobic slurs at them. Initially when the police showed up they were not even going to allow the two young men who were assaulted to even press charges. Check out the link for more information and a video of the local news cast.