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Up Front: After the Big Gay Revolution

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  • Andrew Stevenson,

    Careful Emma, someone could get hurt on that sarcasm

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 206 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson,

    I always found ice cold water straightened me up.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 10633 posts Report Reply

  • 3410,

    I thought it was 'being nice to your kids will make them hetero'.

    Auckland • Since Jan 2007 • 2618 posts Report Reply

  • Megan Wegan,

    I was in a school yard the other day, and I overheard some kids saying "Woman, that is so straight. You are such a hetero."

    So, of course, like any right-minded person, I told them off. We have to stamp out that kind of offensive language.

    Welly • Since Jul 2008 • 1275 posts Report Reply

  • recordari,

    Careful Emma, someone could get hurt on that sarcasm

    Bring the sarcasm. How else should we respond?

    I think the best quote so far from someone on the news was 'just because two things happen at the same time, doesn't mean they're related.' You're kidding me?

    There goes my theory that it was Demi More sitting on Letterman's lap that caused the oil spill. I mean it's all about divine retribution, innit?

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Lucy Stewart,

    I think the best quote so far from someone on the news was 'just because two things happen at the same time, doesn't mean they're related.' You're kidding me?

    You're telling me we can't solve global warming by all becoming pirates? Damn.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 2105 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia,

    Bring the sarcasm. How else should we respond?

    Explaining to the hackocracy one more time the distinction between correlation and causation, and how one does not imply the other? Oh, wait a mo' - that's a complete waste of time. Carry on.

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 12370 posts Report Reply

  • uroskin,

    The "straight coach" of a boys rugby team was flawed sarcasm. The sacked guy was a female netball team coach who was gay. The uncomfortable analogy would have a straight man coaching a girls netball team. I think I'd prefer the gay coach in that instance.

    Waiheke Island • Since Feb 2007 • 178 posts Report Reply

  • recordari,

    Explaining to the hackocracy one more time the distinction between correlation and causation

    Sometimes correlation doesn't even mean correlation.

    Sarcasm aside, this stuff is quite sinister, when you see how it is being wielded by certain groups. It has lead me to some truly hideous & frightening stuff. What a mixed up crazy world we live in. Yes, we should try and counter such ignorance. Any ideas how?

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Campbell,

    I'm just still aghast that this researcher has discovered that we beat our gay children far more than our straight ones. She's obviously highlighted a nasty homophobic streak in NZ society.

    (what was that relation between causation and correlation again?)

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2605 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    There goes my theory that it was Demi More sitting on Letterman's lap that caused the oil spill. I mean it's all about divine retribution, innit?

    Boobs. Earthquakes. Sayin'.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22747 posts Report Reply

  • Xeno,

    Did the earth move for you too Russell?

    Since Oct 2008 • 27 posts Report Reply

  • Christopher Dempsey,

    It's a bit more than sarcasm. I view it as cultural jamming, a deliberate move to subvert the frames within which those stories are told.

    THANK YOU EMMA

    Parnell / Tamaki-Auckland… • Since Sep 2008 • 659 posts Report Reply

  • steven crawford,

    In face-to-face interviews, those most likely to admit to being heterosexual were also most likely to admit to having suffered physical or sexual abuse as children.

    I deny having even considered it.

    Atlantis • Since Nov 2006 • 4306 posts Report Reply

  • linger,

    steven: considered what?

    Tokyo • Since Apr 2007 • 1886 posts Report Reply

  • steven crawford,

    steven: considered what?

    Admitting.

    Atlantis • Since Nov 2006 • 4306 posts Report Reply

  • Megan Wegan,

    admitting what?

    Welly • Since Jul 2008 • 1275 posts Report Reply

  • steven crawford,

    admitting what?

    Y'know, it

    Atlantis • Since Nov 2006 • 4306 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    Admit One - just the ticket...
    ...Back in the day (the '70s) we had Gay Liberation
    badges at Resistance Bookshop (Chch) saying
    "How dare you assume I'm Heterosexual!"
    or words to that effect...

    The Press letters column continues to be polarised on the Middleton Grunge sacking event...
    one can hear duelling banjos on the Easterly...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7886 posts Report Reply

  • recordari,

    Hey Steven, until you make your next post, your post number matches the year you joined.

    Is this it?

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart,

    The Press letters column continues to be polarised on the Middleton Grunge sacking event...

    For the last couple of weeks, we've been sporadically having somebody else's Press delivered to our front lawn. So I sort of accidentally read the Letters section.

    What I find wearing is the people saying, "What was he expecting, going to work at a Christian school?" ie he was asking for it, really. As if he had deliberately chosen Middleton Grange from the wide range of employment options for professional high-school netball coaches. (This I find very difficult to get my head around in itself. What kind of school has more than one paid netball coach?)

    But nothing made me as furious as the teaser TV3 used for the research story, which was "Does something nasty make you gay?" Whoever wrote that and thought it was okay needs to go sit in the corner of Urge and think about what they've done.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4650 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Whoever wrote that and thought it was okay needs to go sit in the corner of Urge and think about what they've done.

    I be likin' that idea.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22747 posts Report Reply

  • Lucy Stewart,

    What I find wearing is the people saying, "What was he expecting, going to work at a Christian school?" ie he was asking for it, really.

    I dunno, the letter this morning complaining that we put up with the public schools and their evolution and abortion for ten year olds was a touch more than wearing. Also the ones complaining that the problem wasn't that he was gay, it was that he wasn't Christian enough. Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 2105 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia,

    But nothing made me as furious as the teaser TV3 used for the research story, which was "Does something nasty make you gay?" Whoever wrote that and thought it was okay needs to go sit in the corner of Urge and think about what they've done.

    No - they need to have "The Topp Twins are cunts" carved in their foreheads just before they're trussed up and thrown into the middle of the dance floor on dyke night.

    What I find wearing is the people saying, "What was he expecting, going to work at a Christian school?"

    I could unpick the gorgeous tapestry of bullshit that statement weaves, but life is too short and the people who need to be lobotomised with a brass-tipped awl are never going to read PAS anyway...

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 12370 posts Report Reply

  • Sam F,

    I could unpick the gorgeous tapestry of bullshit that statement weaves, but life is too short and the people who need to be lobotomised with a brass-tipped awl are never going to read PAS anyway...

    Sad but true - I've had the same reaction when hearing various people opine that missing mother Carmen Thomas couldn't have really been a genuinely responsible parent, if she was she certainly wouldn't be in that line of work...

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1609 posts Report Reply

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