Monday, April 29, 2013

Gay Parents Restaurant Test

This is a really interesting video on our society's standards and limits. It just goes to show that you can't stereotype people on their views just because their state is considered a conservative state. What is even more intriguing is that when this test was done in New York, even less people supported the couple.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Baby Storm

Here's an article about baby Storm, the child in Toronto whose parents chose not to reveal the baby's sex at birth.  And this article discusses a child in the UK named Sasha, whose parents revealed his sex after five years.  What do you think?

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Time magazine's cover declares "GAY MARRIAGE ALREADY WON"

           Photographed by Peter Hapak.

“We had a long debate in our offices about this week’s cover images of two same-sex couples,” Time managing editor Rick Stengel wrote in an editor’s note. “Some thought they were sensationalist and too in-your-face. Others felt the images were beautiful and symbolized the love that is at the heart of the idea of marriage. I agree with the latter, and I hope you do too.”

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Gendered Toys?!

This is the TIME article on boys' and girls' play things I was talking about in class today. Blue and silver Easy-Bake Ovens, because yes, of course that will solve all gender issues (sarcasm inserted here)...

"Same Love" by Mackelmore

I brought up this song in class a while ago, because it is so relevant to all that is gender and sexuality in the modern musical world. It reveals many of the stereotypes and rhetoric rampant in today's society, and I think it relates directly to what we've been talking about in class (gender stereotypes, etc.) I've posted the lyrics and the song itself ("Same Love" by Mackelmore) below. I hope you enjoy :)

(Also, as a side note, the music video directly above is incredibly moving and well done. I would suggest watching it, along with listening to the song!)

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Jimmy Carter Fights for Equality

Jimmy Carter cuts ties with the Southern Baptist Convention after 60 years because he wants to fight for equality for women.