The Trump-Is -Gay-For-Putin Jokes; Blake Mitchell On Being Super Popular Adult Film Star; Rep Brian Sims On Gay Men and Misogyny

The Trump-Is -Gay-For-Putin Jokes

Here’s more on the topic of those horrible Trump-is-gay-for-Putin jokes that were going around yesterday. This isn’t political for me and don’t care what they say about any politician. For me this is about disrespecting gay men.

The video is deeply homophobic, using the possibility of gay sexuality to belittle both men. What’s more, it’s the product of a journalistic trend that uses gay romance as a metaphor for political weakness and inefficiency. As any feminist security-studies scholar will tell you, these lazy, dangerous narratives result from the entrenchment of masculinity and heterosexuality in U.S. foreign policy. 

This one is, here. What surprises me is how the NYT has covered it all up so quickly. You’d never even know they did this. There’s dead silence. It’s interesting to watch how the controversy all disappears when it’s about gay people.

Blake Mitchell On Being Super Popular Adult Film Star

I think a lot of people romanticize what life is like for adult film stars, so this is interesting to read.

Being an adult performer, he says, is a “unique kind of fame” that makes stuff like dating and having a serious boyfriend really challenging.

“The hardest part of it, when you have 100,000 followers, is finding someone who’s genuine,” he laments.

There’s more here. I think it shows there are prices to pay sometimes with many careers. I know a lot of writers…me included…who usually sacrifice social life for work. It’s what you do if you love what you do. Frankly, I love what I do and I’d rather be writing than socializing.

Rep Brian Sims On Gay Men and Misogyny

Brian Sims has some pretty strong words for gay men. 

Some of the most intense misogyny I see towards women comes from gay men,’ the 39-year-old says.

The Democratic rep, who says he wanted to be a ‘feminist lawyer’ when he was a teen, furthermore added that gay men’s own experience of marginalization often helps rather than hinders their misogyny.

I don’t know much about this topic, but isn’t it a little misogynistic for a man to be a feminist lawyer…even a gay man? I don’t think my feminist niece in Connecticut College would approve. 

You can read the rest here. 

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