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Abortion and Gay Marriage are Two VERY Different Issues; 13 Reasons Why Review, and Why It Fails; Out Candidate Michael Aycox

Abortion and Gay Marriage Are Two VERY Different Issues

This isn’t about whether or not someone supports pro-choice or abortion. I don’t weigh in on topics like that here. This is about comparing gay marriage to abortion. That’s as far as it goes.

The issue of abortion came up recently in Ireland and I’ve seen a lot of people comparing gay marriage to abortion, again. They always do this. But the problem is that comparing the two is actually an insult to all gay people, not to mention the fact that there are valid reasons why they shouldn’t be compared. Like Gobal Warming and science, there are facts to consider. You don’t get to pick and choose how these things work based on your emotions or your opinions.

The resounding endorsement of same-sex marriage by Irish voters is leading many to wonder whether the cultural sea-change it reflects will accelerate a push to liberalise the abortion law. However, to equate the two issues is not justified by facts.

Data from the US, although a very different context than Ireland, indicate that abortion and same-sex marriage should be seen as quite distinct issues.

You can read the rest of this one, here. 

Tread with care the next time you compare gay marriage to abortion. Or at least know the facts first.

13 Reasons Why Review, and Why It Fails

I started watching the first 3 episodes of the second season of 13 Reasons Why, and I don’t think I’m going to be able to get through the rest.  But I’m not reviewing this one. I’d rather just link to another review. I think it’s all been said already. 

I many not totally agree with everything in this review, but I agree with most of it. 

Let’s get this out of the way before we talk about anything else: there was no good reason to bring 13 Reasons Why back for a second season. The show’s first season was the target of repeated criticism, and for good reason. That season depicted sexual assault and other violent encounters without proper content warnings. It also glorified suicide to such an extent that it was difficult to write about the ways in which it glorified suicide without, in turn, glorifying suicide — and inspired multiple real-life copycat suicides.

Here’s the rest. It’s very in-depth, and well worth the read. 

Out Candidate Michael Aycox

Here’s something that’s been making news all week about out candidate Michael Aycox. 

Queerty spoke with Aycox about his historic campaign, what it’s like being an openly gay candidate in a deeply red state, and about that time his dad downloaded Grindr (awkward!). Check out what he had to say…

Here’s more. 

A PG Rated Gay Romance

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