Monday, August 31, 2009

The Rise of the Insult Continued-- (prequel to the post " Looking at Society Through Language: The Raw Truth of What Language Can Reveal")

When John tells James he doesn't want to go out and hang out with his friends because he is tired he is immediately called gay?
What does that even have to do with being gay?
So I wiki-ed the term gay and insult...
"a new, pejorative use became prevalent in some parts of the world. In the UK, U.S., and Australia, this connotation, among younger generations of speakers, has a derisive meaning equivalent to rubbish or stupid (as in "That's so gay.")."

Is this wrong?
This use of a term in a way that denotes it as an insult?
I think so. If the roles were switched and the term straight was used as an insult I too would feel insulted.
Maybe this is a comment on our society's acceptance? When our society truly extinguishes things such as this we will be truly an equal (or at least on our way there) nation. An accepting nation. Looking at society through the way it speaks is an interesting and revealing concept and may be the focus for my next post.

From now on I vow to call people out on things such as this and encourage others to call me out on things such as this.. not that anyone reads this or if you do you probably don't know me.
(But trust me I won't do it)

Let Equality Rule! Don't let the fear of what is different spread inequality and nonacceptance through our world.


Sunday, August 30, 2009

The Rise of the Insult

Apparently not doing things others want to do merits an insulting term. Recently I found that not going out with some friends made me gay. Wait?!!! not doing a certain thing, or doing certain things totally unrelated to my sexual orientation is a blatant sign of that orientation. When did the term gay become an insult?
I am really lost! To me this makes no sense.
so... hypothetical situation;
John doesn't want to go out tonight. James wants john to go out tonight. This prompts ...
To be continued....

Friday, August 28, 2009

A Simple Start

I have a flickr account and I love searching words that a short and very common, I love how I can peruse through others photos and view what their idea of my search subject is. It's like entering a person's thoughts and really experiencing what makes them unique, seeing their take on life. So... I searched "simple" and viola... <487,858 items showed up. Its really amazing how we all have our own concepts of what different things are and yet sometimes they are similar and even the same.

I found that this photo, Rideau Falls, by ViaMoi, was really was simple. It just amazed me how something we take for granted everyday, a simple waterfall, is unique and awe inspiring. A first glance a waterfall like this is nothing special but upon closer inspection and the use of a camera this simple thing become something amzing and unique,

I don't actually know what a blog entails so... I figured a simple small start was the best.. that way it can only get better and no one can tell me my blog is getting worse as I will just point to my simple, boring, first post as proof.
Hope it's an enjoyable post?