Tag Archives: Social Justice

Political Leaders Who Wag the Dog

Political Leaders Who Wag the Dog

I’ve been thinking a lot about humiliation and the risks that are taken to avoid it. In the West, we certainly live in a culture that prides itself on a politics of humiliation. On TV there are a parade of humiliation shows, such as The Apprentice, Average Joe, Big Brother, where the goal of the show is to exalt a winner by humiliating the losers; “judging [others] dismissively is the name of the…

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Being Bullied To Death: Loneliness Goes Viral

Being Bullied To Death: Loneliness Goes Viral

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I can’t even begin to say how much I have missed writing in this blog. And you all. Writing my thesis on loneliness has left me a bit fucking batty, but I am back, and, although a tad sporadic, ready to write my way into a gay, lonely stir again. Thanks for sticking around.

I recently had the pleasure of being a Keynote speaker at a conference in Collingwood, Ontario on bullying and teen…

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Pinkwashed: It Gets Better Project Is Thinking in Pink

Pinkwashed: It Gets Better Project Is Thinking in Pink

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I went to an incredible event Wednesday night put on by QuAIA(Queers Against Israeli Aparteid) that focused on a little-known practice for some of us called Pinkwashing. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the term, the word has been gaining celebrity lately throughout academic and activist realms because pinkwashing is being linked to a host of unethical goings on about town around…

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“Song of the Night is definitely Rape Me By Nirvana”: The Steubenville Rape Trial

“Song of the Night is definitely Rape Me By Nirvana”: The Steubenville Rape Trial

rapeisOk, a confession. I am supposed to be finishing up my dissertation right now. But, I cannot. After waking up and reading the assortment of articles on the rape trial in Steubenville, Ohio I have no ability to write in academic ways about emotions, or craft a works cited that has perfect MLA style because my own feelings about this case, and the ways in which rape are being discussed in 2013 are…

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Poet’s Plea for Love in Orlando

Poet’s Plea for Love in Orlando

We talk of love. But let us talk of light. Let us talk of the light that we can see, because sometimes we cannot see love. But always we can open our eyes and see light, and even in being blind, we can feel the sun on our skin. Love is this way. Love must be this way. Love must be something that we can always see, always feel on our skin, always know. We could never doubt the presence of the sun,…

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