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On Guess Which Homo Is Going To See "Ender's Game" Tomorrow?

Funny thing about Orson Scott Card. I was really into Ender's Game when I was about 12 and started looking for other books by him, and I came across a little book called Songmaster. In the course of the book the titular boy genius has a homosexual affair with an older man. As I remember it the scene was sensitively written and actually pretty sensual. Now I grew up in a conservative household and am pretty straight, and hadn't given much thought to what gay people did or felt, so that book started me thinking that being gay wasn't that abnormal after all. Orson Scott Card might be a horrible bigot in real life, but I'm pretty sure he's a closet case, and his books are actually pretty sympathetic to same sex attraction.

Posted on October 31, 2013 at 12:54 pm 3

On What Monstrous Thing Did A CEO Say This Time?

Not just comparable to the lynching of blacks. "Just as bad and just as wrong."

Posted on September 24, 2013 at 12:27 pm 0

On A Poem By Patricia Lockwood

@anon8015 It's so creepy to me how you're trying to deny the author the right to respond to her rape with her actual feelings about it. Rape is a denial of agency, and your view would only compound that denial. One can recognize the causes of crime without having sympathy for criminals. A victim does not have any obligation to empathize with his or her aggressor.

Posted on July 26, 2013 at 10:30 am 1

On Why Did The Pig Cross The River? (He Was Dead)

The problem with finding 3,300 dead pigs in a Chinese river is that a half hour later you want to find 3,300 more.

Posted on March 12, 2013 at 11:53 am 1

On Is Porn Any Different From Regional Beauty Pageants?

It's sad that the revocation of her title just means that her options are that much more limited, making a career in porn that much more likely.

Posted on February 27, 2013 at 2:50 pm 0

On Is Rick Moody Too Wealthy to Criticize Taylor Swift?

If you're admitting to blowing Dave Coulier in a movie theater, your confessionality is pretty fucking real.

Posted on January 22, 2013 at 11:23 am 6

On The End of Books, Plus New Insults For Long-Dead Ayn Rand

@deepomega The fingerblast was scintillating. It foreshadowed a sense of boning.

Posted on November 30, 2012 at 3:15 pm 0

On Another Cold War Disappointment

Sounds like some primo Balk j/o fuel.

Posted on November 26, 2012 at 12:46 pm 1

On Conservatives Bravely Blame Everything, Especially Romney, For Romney's Loss

Hey guys, remember "binders full of women?" I can't believe it was only a couple weeks ago. This campaign has lasted too long.

Posted on November 5, 2012 at 3:18 pm 1

On God Was For Rape Before He Was Against It

God does not want rape, sometimes he just intends for it to happen. Why do you have to twist his words?

Posted on October 24, 2012 at 10:15 am 0