Monday, January 11, 2010

* Girly-Man

A A A Rights group criticizes Yale

By Jordi Gasso
Staff Reporter
Published Monday, January 11, 2010

This year’s Game may be over, but the controversy over the Freshman Class Council’s proposed T-shirt design continues.
The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, an organization that focuses on civil liberties in American colleges and universities, sent a letter last month to University President Richard Levin criticizing the administration for asking the FCC to reconsider its decision to sell a T-shirt deemed offensive for its use of the word “sissy” by members of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Co-operative. When members of the co-op raised their concerns in the...

#1 By Homocism? 5:26a.m. on January 11, 2010

I have written about the "sissy factor" in Obama's decision to increase troops in Adghanistan. Will my blog be labelled
homo-cist (is this a word)for doing so?

Such homophobic bullying is a reality in the male world where Schwartzenegger's mouth, twittering above a grotesque body of biceps,and under a forehead of dyed hair, can utter the word "girly-man" and expect his opponent to be cowed.

Let's get this male fear of being feminized out on the table ---or out on the t-shirt --- and laugh it out of existence, not subdue it in censorship to rear its ugly head elsewhere another day.

Paul Keane

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