Sunday, February 3, 2013

The best quote about homophobia and misogyny that I've seen

"We want to hit a homosexual in the mouth because we are afraid that we might be homosexual; and we want to hit the woman or shut her up because we are afraid that she might castrate us, or take the nuts that we might not have to start with."

Black Panthers co-founder and open carry advocate Huey Newton, in a speech given in 1970.  He was decades ahead of his time in so many ways.

3 comments:

Tim Morrissey said...

Meanwhile, the Boy Scouts have decided that it's OK to discriminate against gays, at least until May, when they'll think again about changing their rules.

Deekaman said...

Meanwhile, it's ok to force a group to accept those whom they do not choose.

I demand to be allowed to join the women's swim team and share the locker room with them.

I demand to attend an all-black college and be a member of the Congressional Black Caucus (yeah...I know I am neither Black nor a Congressman...so what?).

The Boy Scouts are hurting no one. Why not leave them alone?

James Greenlee said...

I know this is old, but I just have to tell Deekaman that I'm gay. I'm an atheist. And I was a Boy Scout. There have always been gay Boy Scouts, and atheist ones too. BANNING them only makes them have to lie if they want to stay, much as DADT did to military personnel. It's stupid.