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meagan_taylor

Axe me something.   I like: Doctor Who, Torchwood, Golden Girls, Heavy Weights, Watchmen, Futurama, X-Files, the 1950s, retro future/space age, tattoos, chubby dudes and cool stuff.
I am: an assistant editor and sound editor (professionally) and an editor (freelance). I draw comics and take photos, but not enough. I live with my boyfriend and my cat, who are both furry and cute.

So one of my parents, Lin, has this sister who is super right-wing. It’s bizarre. She’s really funny and fun to be around, and seems to have no problem with the fact that her sister is a lesbian? She’ll come up for a weekend and hang out with my parents, rave about their house and my mother’s cooking, drink cocktails and stay up late with them playing Trivial Pursuit. And no one talks about politics and I guess they all just ignore the elephant in the room.
But I see her posting and commenting on articles on facebook all the time from The Tea Party and Fox News and various other extreme conservative pages. And it doesn’t even sound like her. This comment was on this article (Tea Party News Network!), and it’s about some assembly where ‘a homosexual activist parent’ somehow took over a diversity assembly and ‘indoctrinated’ the children [“On stage was the rainbow flag but NO American flag.”] on the ways of the gays. 
I don’t trust a single detail in the story or even that it happened, but it doesn’t really matter. I don’t quite get the tone of Diane’s comment. I’m assuming putting “community” in quotes is putting a little stink on the word— oh, sure, the gay “community” or whatever. I want to give her the benefit of the doubt and take it as like a Class B kind of patronizing/othering offense, instead of as something worse. I don’t know. My parents seem to have a lot of republicans in their families and I just don’t get it. I’m not expecting anyone to be a single issue voter or anything, but I don’t get how you vote for someone or support a platform that says bad things about your sister.

So one of my parents, Lin, has this sister who is super right-wing. It’s bizarre. She’s really funny and fun to be around, and seems to have no problem with the fact that her sister is a lesbian? She’ll come up for a weekend and hang out with my parents, rave about their house and my mother’s cooking, drink cocktails and stay up late with them playing Trivial Pursuit. And no one talks about politics and I guess they all just ignore the elephant in the room.

But I see her posting and commenting on articles on facebook all the time from The Tea Party and Fox News and various other extreme conservative pages. And it doesn’t even sound like her. This comment was on this article (Tea Party News Network!), and it’s about some assembly where ‘a homosexual activist parent’ somehow took over a diversity assembly and ‘indoctrinated’ the children [“On stage was the rainbow flag but NO American flag.”] on the ways of the gays. 

I don’t trust a single detail in the story or even that it happened, but it doesn’t really matter. I don’t quite get the tone of Diane’s comment. I’m assuming putting “community” in quotes is putting a little stink on the word— oh, sure, the gay “community” or whatever. I want to give her the benefit of the doubt and take it as like a Class B kind of patronizing/othering offense, instead of as something worse. I don’t know. My parents seem to have a lot of republicans in their families and I just don’t get it. I’m not expecting anyone to be a single issue voter or anything, but I don’t get how you vote for someone or support a platform that says bad things about your sister.

— 1 month ago with 3 notes
#family  #facebook  #ugh 
It’s just such a different mindset that I don’t even know how to argue with this person.
"Empower", to be the dictionary asshole, means the authority or power to do something. I think colloquially it’s become more of an emotion or something from within, but even in that context, I think this is pretty inaccurate. 
The second part of the quote (what is this quoting?) is even more obnoxious. The right wing interpretation of feminism (not that I’m suggesting I have the One True interpretation) is so bizarrely backwards. I think the term “sexuality” can include all forms of sexual and reproductive health, but it’s pretty clear that this sentence just means “if you wanna get your fuck on without being judged, just buy your own damn anti-baby pills”, not anything about the health benefits of birth control.
She’s a nice girl. Bryant and I hang out with her and her husband once in a blue moon. Guess we better just stick to talking about movies and pizza toppings.

It’s just such a different mindset that I don’t even know how to argue with this person.

"Empower", to be the dictionary asshole, means the authority or power to do something. I think colloquially it’s become more of an emotion or something from within, but even in that context, I think this is pretty inaccurate. 

The second part of the quote (what is this quoting?) is even more obnoxious. The right wing interpretation of feminism (not that I’m suggesting I have the One True interpretation) is so bizarrely backwards. I think the term “sexuality” can include all forms of sexual and reproductive health, but it’s pretty clear that this sentence just means “if you wanna get your fuck on without being judged, just buy your own damn anti-baby pills”, not anything about the health benefits of birth control.

She’s a nice girl. Bryant and I hang out with her and her husband once in a blue moon. Guess we better just stick to talking about movies and pizza toppings.

— 1 year ago with 4 notes
#facebook  #republicans  #feminism 
No, they didn’t.

No, they didn’t.

— 3 years ago
#facebook  #the beatles