“You know, it’s sort of an ironic question. It points to the whole problem. If there was a comedy with a bunch of dudes in it, and then there was another comedy with a dude in it, you wouldn’t be asking if it was weird to have a comedy with men coming out right after a comedy with men came out. You know what I mean? I think that points to that there’s still a discrepancy with the way women and men are viewed, especially in comedy. In my opinion, it’s about time — there’s so many funny women out there. I dare you to find three men who can contend with Kristen Wiig, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler in a room together.”—Jason Segel, after being asked the question, “You mentioned Paul Feig, and Bad Teacher is coming out six weeks after Bridesmaids kinda flipped the script on female-fronted comedies. Do you think there’s any pressure on the film to perform at the box office?” (via vandesin)
“I’m sorry, bisexual activists, but you’re doing it all wrong. Instead of berating me for my alleged bi-phobia—and if I’m the enemy, you’re in real trouble—berate your closeted compatriots. If they all came out tomorrow, you could put an end to bi-phobia, take over the LGBT movement, and kick my ass out of it.”—
I am totally up for this. I mean seriously? How dare he blame bigotry on bi people who aren’t out? Sorry, Dan, you can and will be held responsible for your words and behavior, and you cannot deflect it onto the victims of your bigotry. We won’t let you.
UGH THAT MAN. Another vote for kicking him out. (Leaving aside the issue of one group “taking over” the LGBT movement, since isn’t that what a small portion of cis gays just like Dan Savage HAVE ALREADY DONE?)
Never mind banding together and kicking him out. I say he’s already out of “the movement” just by that statement. Who’s with me?
Sadly, it’s the latter. Dan Savage was always like this. Pure definition of clueless white, middle-to-upper-class, cis gay man who is missing the point. (And I say that with love for my white, middle class, cis gay male friends who *aren’t* missing the point.) He also hates on fat people. This is where some of my discomfort with “It Gets Better” came from — because Dan Savage is a douche.
jesus christ, it’s so offensive and it just sounds trashy.
Offence can never be given, only taken.
In other words - The only way a word can be offensive is if you take it as an offence.
It doesn’t offend me exactly, because nobody has ever called me a faggot in an insult so it doesn’t really have a negative effect on me, but I cringe every single time I see someone use it. It’s just such a horrible, yucky word, and while some people might not use it in a homophobic/offensive way, a huge amount of people both in and out of the LGBT community will always be offended by it (and rightly so, considering how many people are called faggots by bullies), so I tend to just not use it out of respect for them.
(Not having a go at you, just my opinion!)
I’ve never found it offensive but it still annoys the fuck out of me in the same way that any word that is used in a “oh this is slightly offensive so lets make it cool!!” does. You’re not cool, you’re just a dick.
The only way a word can be offensive is if you take it as an offence.
what? I don’t even - is this serious? We don’t live in vacuums. Words have a history. Does this person seriously think that every time someone is offended it’s their own fault? For what, being too sensitive? jfc, I’m so tired of people being horrible and nasty in their attempts to be edgy and then trying to cover it up by blaming everyone else. So tired.
“The Hollywood formula could be called Boy Wants Girl, Girl Doesn’t Want Boy, Boy Harasses Girl, Boy Gets Girl. Many movies teach that if you just stay with it, even if you offend her, even if she says she wants nothing to do with you, even if you’ve treated her like trash (and sometimes because you’ve treated her like trash), you’ll get the girl. […] There’s a lesson in real-life stalking cases that young women can benefit from learning: Persistence only proves persistence—it does not prove love. The fact that a romantic pursuer is relentless doesn’t mean you are special—it means he is troubled.”—Gavin de Becker, The Gift of Fear (via socalfeminist)