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Hey Willow, ‘Your’ Using Homophobic Slurs

November 17th, 2010 | 6 comments | Posted by Diana

Willow Palin (the 16-year-old, not-yet-pregnant daughter of Sarah) is at the center of much controversy today, after messages that she and big sib Bristol contributed to a family acquaintance’s Facebook thread were made public. Both girls’ numerous comments contained a plethora of expletives and garish spelling errors (frankly, all 15 of the thread’s contributors displayed the verbal abilities of a struggling, assholic 4th grader–download and view the whole mess from TMZ here), but Willow’s quickly made use of some choice homophobic slurs:

Naturally, a backlash from the er, supergay left had the Palins crying that Willow ain’t no homophobe, simply a sweet kid tossing around words–haters just want to hate! And backing them right up was an organization of folks that never cease to confuse me–the gay Republican members of GOProud. Here’s what the Stockholm Syndrome sufferers had to say in an official statement defending Willow’s words:

Willow Palin is a 16 year old girl who, like all 16 year olds is going to make mistakes and say things she shouldn’t have. This, however, has nothing to do with Willow Palin or the substance of what she said on Facebook. The ‘slur’ used here is one you could hear on the streets of West Hollywood or Chelsea every day of the week.  Apparently, it’s only a ‘homophobic slur’ when it comes from the daughter of a conservative female leader. Make no mistake; this is all about destroying Sarah Palin by any means necessary.

Do I really need to speak as a member of an ethnic group often plagued by racial slurs? I hope this is apparent to everybody: the nuances of a slur have to do with the intent to insult or disparage, and, as Ernie Lepore expressed during a discussion of slurs in his November 7 NYT piece, ‘Speech and Harm,’ membership of the group being discussed is one of the slur’s few escape clauses. If Willow’s words are being tossed around in Chelsea and WeHo (I’m assuming GOProud is intimating the gays of these ‘hoods are the ones tossing), it seems highly unlikely that they are being used to belittle or marginalize.

Such is not the case for Willow. Her comments are not slurs because her mom is an incompetent, reviled politician, they’re slurs because they are slurs, and deeply offensive. So maybe she should just STFU.

[via TMZ]
[The Telegraph: Sarah Palin's daughters accused of using homophobic slurs in online argument ]

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Let’s All Take a Deep Breath

October 27th, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana
A Halloween effigy of Sarah Palin, hanged, in West Hollywood

Guys, I loathe Sarah Palin. She is really goddamn stupid, and–like my Hardass Asian Parents–I simply can’t stand stupid people. She’s got a voice about as appealing as the sound of an electric juicer. She let victims pay for their own rape kits. I do believe she’s sought the banning of books. She doesn’t support gay marriage. She loves to kill animals. She invokes both God and violence at rallies. She winks–she winks at the American people during the most important debate of her career.

Yes. YES. Sarah Palin sucks. She sucks. She is a dumb, snarky, manipulative cunt and she sucks. She’s a fucking cancer and she sucks.

I would never vote for her.

I would never (hopefully) have a beer with her.

But I wouldn’t symbolize her hanging, either. This election has been vitriolic enough–let’s not start inviting depictions of any kind of lynching, now that we’re at the eleventh hour. We’re ALL above that.

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Congratulasians, Gaysians!

June 17th, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

California began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples today for the first time since the state Supreme Court legalized gay marriage last month, and one of our favorite gaysians arrived early at the West Hollywood Park auditorium to get his:

Takei was THE FIRST person in West Hollywood this morning (which is sayin’ somethin’) to pay $70 for his marriage license. Cuz y’all know we love being first, especially when it comes to firsts.

Thanks, Jazzy J!

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