Alternative title: “The partial defense of the Daily Caller writer advocating ‘converting’ lesbian soldiers through rape (or so accuses internet commenters)“
or, second alternative title: “Straight Men in the Military Are Sex Obsessed: Thoughts on Sexual Orientation Segregation”
third alternative title: “The Marginalization of Straight Men Begins in the Military“
Joe Rehyansky caused a stir last week in his “Don’t hint, don’t wink: An immodest proposal” piece over on The Daily Caller, where he makes homophobic statements indicative of his age, geographic location and upbringing. The piece could very well be this Onion piece, and lesbians and under-fire feminists are enraged with some good, albeit wrong, reasons.
Despite the absurdity of Rehyansky’s written word, he touches a point rarely discussed: some men in the military fear homosexuals because they fear rape. I once commented on an unrelated Laurie Essig piece, where I explain Rehyanksky’s fear before he even expressed it: Read the rest of this entry »
Gaming media touted Kinect as the “future of gaming”. Hooray! If the below video is any indicator of what is to come, games these days are so futuristic you don’t even have to play them…
Watch this guy get third place in “Kinect Joy Ride”, without moving his arms:
Maybe the same team worked on Call of Duty: Black Ops?
Again, I tip my hat at reddit ;)
I realize it might be a good idea to update this wordpress with my writing from other websites….
Reposted from Chicago Art Magazine:
The other day while walking to Lincoln Square, I couldn’t help but notice the newly placed political street art on boarded storefronts. A closer inspection of these paste-ups revealed the url IVAW.org, so naturally I went home to see what google could tell me. I was surprised, and a little heartbroken, to find absolutely no mainstream coverage of National Veterans Art Museum’s November initiative “Chicago in War”, or their participating organizations Iraq Veterans Against the War and Just Seeds Artists Cooperative.
The Operation Exposure paste-ups showing up around town are a collaboration between Just Seeds and Iraq Veterans Against the War and are meant to accompany an exhibit at the Mess Hall. The IVAW website states “Chicago in War” is a series of events, art exhibits, and performances designed to foster conversation between veterans and civilians.
Over a brief phone conversation, veteran and artist Aaron Hughes explained Operation Exposure as a way of “getting the word out on the street” and “what better way to change the landscape than by putting up stories of soldiers”.
A close-up of the paper plaque on the right, featuring 29 year old Rodney Watson, can be viewed here. Additional photos of Operation Exposure can be found on flickr at the Just Seeds flickr set here, and here.
Besides Operation Exposure, Aaron Hughes has curated a show titled “Intrusive Thoughts” at the National Veterans Art Museum, on display until May 2011. After Aaron Hughes’ first exhibit in 2006 at the then called National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum, Hughes eventually went on to chair the museum’s art committee. “Intrusive Thoughts” is the first exhibit at the newly named National Veterans Art Museum and took Hughes about six months to curate. Read the rest of this entry »
Ohmygod, will Black Ops be the most profitable game of the Call of Duty franchise? Ad-fed gaming media says YESSSSS!
This game is soooo good, you don’t even have to use your weapons!
Thanks for the tip, reddit! Now I have another reason to never play this game…