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The French Parliament has approved gay marriage.

I started reading the article, The French Debate Gay Marriage, in Their Fashion, from Sunday’s New York Times thinking I wouldn’t learn much.  Wrong.  Turns out some of the ambivalence about gay marriage has to do with ambivalence about marriage generally.

“After May ’68, if you were modern, you didn’t get married,” said Frédéric Martel, organizer of the Rond-Point event and author of the new book, “Global Gay: How the Gay Revolution is Changing the World.” “Now we’re at a moment when we are all a bit hysterical about marriage — gay marriage. But this is really a conservative movement, about stability in society and being good parents and protecting children and becoming rather ordinary.”

Seventy percent of the French do not think it is important for couples living together to get married, according to an Insee poll in 2012. Fewer than…

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What is this world coming to? Where is free speech going? We can’t inuslt anyone we please anymore in the professional world! boo hoo!


um. Yikes?


I know this is “old” news in today’s rapidly changing media, but this Manti Te’o thing is quite amusing. The guy’s not bad looking, and he’s a friggen FOOTBALL PLAYER for Christ’s sake. Don’t chicks love that kinda stuff? He couldn’t get a real-life girlfriend?

Or, at least a girlfriend that he speaks to on the phone?   

I suspect that he might be secretly gay, and having a girlfriend; at least in the eyes of the media, removes him from the is-he-or-isn’t-he conversation. Who can blame him?  Look at all the bigotry that comes out of the woodworks just from Jodie Foster’s “coming out speech”.

Russia has been in the news this week for pushing legislation to make it illegal to provide minors with information about “propaganda” regarding homosexuality, bisexuality and, Heaven forbid, gay rights.

“The bill is part of an effort to promote traditional Russian values as opposed to Western liberalism, which the Kremlin and church see as corrupting Russian youth and by extension contributing to a wave of protest against President Vladimir Putin’s rule.”

And to think I was planning to visit Russia soon.

These pretty much sum up my daily experiences.

Accomplishments… or not?

This past weekend, Jen and I watched the movie Men of Honor. This past weekend was also when I received my MSW. Still enjoying the high feeling of pride and accomplishment, I settled in for a night of relaxation – giving my brain a much needed rest.

For those of you who haven’t seen this movie, and those of you who want it to be spoiled, it is about a black man who overcomes (don’t know if that’s the best word – can unjustified hatred be overcome?) intense racism in the Navy to become the first African American Navy diver, and the first to become Master Chief.

It is stories like this one that make me feel like I haven’t truly accomplished much. Sure, I have done a lot in my life, but I didn’t have the obstacles that this guy had. There is one scene where everyone leaves the room just because of the color of his skin – and he continues to stand proudly while spending day and night with these people. In another scene, he is forced to spend almost 9 hours completing a test that took others about two hours, all because he was set up to fail.

His determination got him through when everything – and everyone- was against him. Would I have been able to get through in similar circumstances? Or would I have given up? 

Are accomplishments relative? Are they subjective?

Am I over-analyzing…?–but-it-arises-in-the-womb?goback=%2Egde_63687_member_195173551