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South Korea Landmark Ruling on Gay Sex, Cultural Appropriation: Don't Dip Your Pen In Someone Else's Blood, Ryan Field Books

South Korea Landmark Ruling on Gay Sex

This is big news for gay men in South Korea who are in the military. The Supreme Court of SK recently ruled against the military’s age-old ban on gay consensual sex away from a military setting. Then they struck down guilty verdicts for two gay men who had been charged with having sex off their base. 

The two accused men, a first lieutenant and a master sergeant, were indicted on charges of breaking the military code after they were found to have had sex in a private house during off-duty hours in 2016. Lower military courts sentenced the lieutenant to four months in jail and the sergeant to three months; the sentences were suspended.

Here’s more. Pay attention, you women who appropriate gay culture in the m/m romance genre. This is what gay men are still dealing with, while you still have your straight privilege and your dominance. I think this makes us a little bit more marginalized than you claim to be. You can scream misogyny from the rooftops, but what happens to gay men will always be far worse. And it’s still happening to us. The article goes on to talk about what it’s like for gay men in SK, and that same-sex marriage is still illegal.

However, this is a landmark ruling in SK and as usual, we gay men are thrilled for anything we can get. 

Cultural Appropriation: Don’t Dip Your Pen In Someone Else’s Blood

I see so much cultural appropriation and discrimination all the time with gay men I’d be a blithering idiot not to mention it. And in some cases, this issue is one where I’m willing to go up on that hill. Because it’s so, so wrong. 

The article to which I’m linking now explains how problems will arise when writing about different cultures. One topic they touch upon is the cultural appropriation in the book and film “The Help.” It created anger and insult, and the Association of Black Women Historians even issued a statement…

The American Association of Black Women Historians released an open statement which concludes that it is “unacceptable for either this book or this film to strip black women’s lives of historical accuracy for the sake of entertainment”.

And they were absolutely correct. If you can’t see this, you are part of the problem, not the solution. It happens with every other culture, too.  

Here’s the rest.  If you have no clue about cultural appropriation, read this article. It might help you go down on the right side of history.

A few years back there was a wonderful TV series on PBS called “Vicious.” Its focus was on two gay men who had been together as a couple for many years. I loved it. Every gay man I know loved it. And that’s because it was authentic. But the most interesting thing happened. When the straights started to review it they slammed it as being inauthentic and stereotypical. Go figure! 


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