“ When members of WBC announced plans to protest the show, the band decided to do something about it. They promised to give $20 to an LGBT charity for each member of the church who showed up to protest them. EXPAND But here’s the best part—the fundraiser for the Human Rights Campaign didn’t work out so well because only 13 protesters showed up. That’s wasn’t good enough for Panic! At the Disco’s members, so they’ve promised to donate more money to HRC. ”
GREAT. high five, band i used to cry in my room to when i was like 17. GREAT.
manhattanhenge = bucket list.
OH MY. WELL. HELLO THERE.
When Obama approached the Franklin Barbeque counter in Austin last Thursday (after cutting the line), Webb took his moment and exclaimed, “Equal rights for gay people!” Obama then asked if Webb was gay. Webb responded, “Only when I have sex.” Webb tells the Chronicle, “That’s when he laughed and said, ‘Bump me.’” (via Obama Fist Bumps Texas BBQ Cashier in Response to Gay Sex Joke)
"The issue of establishing women’s achievements as "women’s" but allowing the male position to be the assumed baseline goes far beyond sports. When Sonia Sotomayor was being confirmed for the Supreme Court, members of Congress repeatedly asked her (repeatedly) if, as a Latina, she would be able to remain neutral. I don’t recall ever in the history of confirmation hearings, anyone asking, "As a white male, do you think you’ll be able to remain neutral when deciding issues of law?" Given some recent decisions, maybe they should have! We have to stop assuming that the male position is objective, unbiased, nonpartisan, with no need to be qualified as male. All one has to do is notice that the (mostly) rich, white men in charge have done nothing to punish the (entirely) rich, white men who crashed our economy — and in fact, took steps to ensure that their financial advantages be maintained — to see that men are anything but objective when it comes to assessing the achievements and crimes of other men, who happen to look exactly like them." (via World Cup Soccer Stats Erase The Sport’s Most Dominant Players: Women)
"But when women — or, as Gutfeld calls them "internet feminists" — are upset by something that could directly negatively affect their health or, if we’re talking bigger picture here, the ability of women to be given a fair shake professionally without bumping up against the superstitions of puritanical dinosaurs, any angry reaction is characterized as somehow borne of feminine weakness. We’re told to be "classy" and show "grace" in reacting to news that a group of five Catholic men have decided that their feelings are more important than women’s health. We’re told to shut up and take it when a 49-page ruling spelling out exactly why discriminating against women is okay and discriminating against any other group is not only mentions women 13 times, and if we don’t shut up and take it, we’re somehow acting unfeminine. Classy women gracefully accept being shat upon by men hiding behind religion uncomfortable with the idea of "sex without consequences," which is smart and good. Reacting with displeasure over their bosses’ unhealthy obsession with women’s sex lives, would be unladylike and bad."