Monday, February 13th, 2012
It was the Grammy Awards last night. Chris Brown was performing. You know, he of Rihanna-beating fame? The night before the Grammys in 2009, he beat his then girlfriend Rihanna so hard she was hospitalised. He received five years probation as a sentence (clearly, those don’t count in Grammy years). This performance was billed as his big comeback. His loyal fans, mostly young girls who seem to have no issue whatsoever with the fact that he beat a girl up, tweeted their adoration and overcome by his boyish good looks, many tweeted how they’d let Chris Brown beat them. Let that sink in. THEN GET REALLY MOTHER FUGGIN’ ANGRY, BECAUSE WE SHOULD BE NOTHING SHORT OF OUTRAGED.
Monday, February 14th, 2011
It’s one thing to hear playground taunts from children. Sometimes they just don’t understand the magnitude of the words they use or are merely repeating something they heard. It’s quite another to hear adults using language that’s known to offend. I hear more and more people use the term ‘that’s gay’ now and it completely baffles me. It’s always used in a negative context. If something is perceived as feminine, emotional, weak, it’s ‘gay’ apparently. But why is insinuating that someone is homosexual still the ultimate insult?