Sunday, October 01, 2006

The Shoe on the Other Foot

I have really come to appreciate Box Turtle Bulletin, a gay-issues-oriented site that is written with intelligence and insight. They don't post very often, but everything I've seen has definitely been worth reading.

This morning they posted a link to a document that you just gotta see. It's a pamphlet called The Heterosexual Agenda: Exposing the Myths. It's about 1.2 Megs, 36 pages, so be careful if you're on dial-up.

Besides the fact that is is hilarious to see the rest of us in the ugly light that gets shined on gays, this guy has put together a really great Reference section, linking to real journal articles, with a little commentary added to each entry. There are lots of facts here, many of which will surprise you, many of which you ... might prefer not to be mentioned out loud. This pamphlet is professionally done, with nice graphics, a professional-looking layout, excellent writing.

It turns out straight people are really pretty disgusting.

The point of this exercise is given in a late chapter called, "How To Write An Anti-Gay Tract In Fifteen Easy Steps." You will recognize every one of these points in stuff that you have seen, Family Blah Blah articles, televangelist comments, the CRC talking to reporters ... It's easy to take a group of people and make them look bad. Check it out, there's something in this pamphlet for everyone.


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