Scavenger: Adventures in Treasure Hunting
I’m gonna come out of nowhere and ask you to play make fishingboatproceeds find the thing.
My sister Faye is 12 years old and her and her friends had a week to obsess over The Fault In Our Stars adaption before one of them, Rachel, was diagnosed with bone cancer in…
Sudden mental image of a well-meaning but immensely powerful necromancer who refuses to raise people from the dead, but is constantly resurrecting long dead fashion trends.
No seriously, I’m in love with this. “Leave me alone to study, young man, or its denim pant suits for everyone!”
foods that will poison cats:
- dairy products (adults turn lactose intolerant)
- fat trimmings, raw meat, eggs, fish
- grapes and raisins
- onions and garlic
- tuna (when not made for cats)
- xylitol (artificial…
This is a response to the awful, pooooor aduuuuuuults Cracked article about working with “troubled children”. I worked in a classroom for kindergarten-4th graders with an educational classification of Behavior Disorder/Emotionally Disturbed. I loved them all, each and every one. Most of them had been through more by age 7 than anyone should be ever. This post is dedicated to them. I hope they are all safe & healing now.
this article triggered the crap out of me but was totally worth it.
Marriage equality was legalized in New Zealand last year, making dreams come true for all the loving same-sex couples whose relationships can finally be recognized and honored. And for all the straight bros looking to win tickets to a rugby match.
A New Zealand radio station, The Edge, launched a contest last month called “Love You Man” in order to “see how far two best male friends would go” to win tickets to next year’s Rugby World Cup. The winners, Travis McIntosh and Matt McCormick, won by getting legally married.
Alex Greenwich, a member of the Australian Parliament and former leader of the group Australian Marriage Equality, expressed his disapproval to the Sydney Morning Herald.
"It essentially makes a mockery of marriage. Marriage is a really important institution about love and commitment and it’s sad to see that there are people who are making a joke out of that,” he said. “Gay and lesbian people are fighting for the right to marry in Australia and have been fighting for the right in New Zealand, and it’s because they take marriage extremely seriously, and the commitments and responsibilities that come with that. Here are two straight guys making a joke of that, and that’s deeply concerning.”
McIntosh downplayed the backlash, telling the New Zealand Herald: “We are not here to insult anyone. We are here to do our own thing and travel our own path.”
Okay, so these guys are perfectly within their legal right to get married if it’s allowed in their country, but…really? Something we’ve been demanding for decades, and you’re mocking it to win a contest? Really?
No. I don’t see a mockery, I don’t see a problem, and I support Mr. McIntosh and Mr. McCormick’s right to marry.
We have fought, and in some places are still fighting, so that anyone can marry a person of the same legal gender.
Not just gay and lesbian people, not just people of the Right Sexuality for the right reasons. Not just people who are queer enough, committed enough, oppressed enough, getting married for the right reasons. Everyone means everyone.
And in the lucky places where we’ve won? Criticizing people who’ve chosen to marry for whatever damn reason gets you nowhere. They are consenting adults entering a legal contract. People get straight married for stupid reasons too - how long is the double standard supposed to last?
No. I support marriage equality because I believe that anyone has the right to marry anyone they please. Anyone. Not because I believe that committed, monogamous, non-divorcing, same-gender sexual-romantic partnerships should be elevated at the expense of us other queer folk.
This reminds me a lot of John Scalzi’s amazingly eloquent article on the topic, which was written a bit over ten years ago.
His observation is that the mere fact that he has no intention of marrying another man does not in any way invalidate his desire to have the right to marry another man. And that’s a really deep and fundamental observation, and I think it is correct.
20 years ago, one of my cousins married a friend of hers so he could go to school in the US. no one raised an eyebrow, because they looked like a heterosexual couple, even though they were just bros and everyone knew there was no romantic relationship between them. they were not required to pretend to be in love. it wasn’t a secret that they married so he wouldn’t get deported. everyone who knew them was like “hell yes, you go mexican med student, we’re rooting for you, and good on you american student for being such a good bro.”
true marriage equality means same-sex pairs being allowed the same rights, and that includes marriages of convenience. marriages for tax purposes, for family alliances, for immigration rights. and yes, for fucking rugby tickets.
hell, if you’re close enough with your best friend that you don’t mind marrying them, your bro-ship is closer than a lot of het marriages out there. i say go for it.