Many women I’ve spoken to felt cheated after Hilary Clinton was defeated. After another man pipped her to the post, I find it difficult to show the same elation I would have felt if Mrs. Clinton was in office. I think Obama is a breath of fresh air and brings a lot of youth and excitement to this country and I hope that he can change the world but he’s still just a man. A man in a man’s world. How different the world might be if a woman was at the helm of it’s most powerful country.
Vivian Gornick makes this point in the LA Times today:
Women are still judged by their appearance and not their intellect and Clinton suffered a lot under the media.
I look forward to a woman in the White House. We are the majority after all.
“Rights to personal liberty established by the 13th and 14th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution and certain Congressional acts, esp. as applied to an individual or a minority group.
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I want to thank you for your comments. I absolutely agree with the black struggle. That was the whole point of my post. I was still shouting at the “black lesbian” author of the LA TImes article who seemed to think that gay and lesbians have no problems in life because they are “white.” I was annoyed at her for not understanding another minorities struggle and I wanted to list the similar heartaches that gay and lesbians go through, just as black people have gone through and still go through. I was angry at the 70% because through all their struggles they showed no compassion for another group with similar struggles. These struggles should have brought groups together but instead, the bible got in the way. I thought God is love. I was obviously wrong. I also just wanted to point out exactly the kind of struggle gay and lesbians go through -this is not a choice. And why is it still okay for gay name calling in the classroom and in the office?
You say it was tough growing up? Did you ever hate yourself for being different? Did you have to hide your difference from your parents and your friends because of societies hatred of gays and lesbians? Again, did your mum and dad hate you for being black? You still had your friends, right? As a teenager, where you confused and terrified about sex because you couldn’t help the way you felt inside? See. You do not understand.
You say that blacks have to constantly take the views of a white society. Don’t you think that’s also a straight society? The media is mostly straight and talks to straight men and women and their kids. How many big Hollywood stars are gay? How many big Hollywood stars are black? And lets not talk about what was, we are living in the here and now. Should I begin to tell you how hard it was for women in this world and still is? As a black man or woman, you say you live in a white world, I’m not disputing that but it is also not a gay white world. Gay and lesbians are not in mainstream society and just because some gay and lesbians are white does not mean that they fit in society. Have you ever been to a straight white party or worked in a straight white office? Did you feel different? Well guess what, gay and lesbians feel that way too. So your point doesn’t fly especially in this day and age. At one time interracial marriages were not allowed. I was hoping that this “black lesbian” writer would remember this point. Oh, and I am mixed race.
Again, my whole point of my last post was to have a go at the “black lesbian” writer who was quite frankly, racist. And after my rant and rave, I have no room in my life for anyone who is racist, sexist, and homophobic.
We should all be in this together and I guess gay and lesbians expected the blacks to at least understand, but the gay and lesbians underestimated the power of the bible. And if you notice, I do make a point of having a go at the 70% so your accusation at me for no longer having any time for the struggle is incorrect. All my anger is directed at the bible bashing 70% and the racist “black lesbian” writer in the LA Times.
Just let people live their lives: gay, straight, black, white, blue, red, and green.
We are in this world together.
Message to the LA County 70%: Tell me about your struggle. The struggle that is soooo much more important than the gay and lesbian struggle.
Did your parents disown you because you are black? No? Happens to gay and lesbians every day.
Have you ever been afraid that your family, friends, and work colleagues would disown you if you were black? No? Gays and lesbians struggle constantly with coming and being out.
Did you get beaten up and bullied at school because you are black? No? Happens to gay and lesbians more now than ever before. Teachers turn a blind eye.
Did you have to hide the real you and live a lie because you were afraid to be black? No? Happens every day to gays and lesbians.
Do you kill yourself because you are black? No? Gay and lesbians teenagers are amongst the highest percentage of suicides.
Where you ever denied the right to marry the person you love because you are black? No? Well that’s happening right now in California. Thanks to you.
Oh, and another thing. Did you make a choice to be black? No? Well neither do gay and lesbians.
So now the truth is out. You got us all supporting your “struggle,” yet you’re just as bigoted as the “white man” you constantly bitch about.
We were brothers and sisters fighting for the same cause and yet you dare to state that the gay and lesbian struggle is NOT a Civil Rights issue.
Shame on you.
I’m done supporting your Civil Rights
|Remembrance Day: WWI. Let’s not forget how lucky we are in the APARTMENT THE SIZE OF MY ASS
|Sunday is World War 1 Remembrance Day. Most survivors of that war are now gone but let’s not forget them.
We are so damn lucky not have to worry about being in a World War. We haven’t got a clue how hard life was during the World War.
So let’s not worry so much about our cell phones not working or if a restaurant sucks. We are sooooooooo damn lucky and soooooooooooo damn spoilt right now. A whole generation of young men are alive.