September 16th, 2014
September 15th, 2014
seananmcguire:

I want ALL friendly dogs to wear this sign.  ALL.
MY LONG NIGHTMARE COULD FINALLY END.

seananmcguire:

I want ALL friendly dogs to wear this sign.  ALL.

MY LONG NIGHTMARE COULD FINALLY END.

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September 13th, 2014
Whatever.

Whatever.

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September 11th, 2014

The idea that Hollywood is filled to the brim with gay-friendly liberals may be more myth than fact if the findings from a new study are to be believed.

UCLA’s LGBT think tank Williams Institute surveyed 5,700 SAG-AFTRA members, and the results paint a different picture than is often cited in the media.

Here are some of their findings:

  • More than half of lesbian, gay and bisexual performers “have heard directors and producers make anti-gay comments about actors” and that “53 percent of LGBT respondents believed that directors and producers are biased against LGBT performers.”
  • More than a third of respondents reported that they had witnessed “disrespectful treatment” to LGBT performers on the set. Almost one in eight of non-LGBT performers reported witnessing discrimination against LGBT performers, including anti-gay comments by crew, directors and producers.
  • According to the study, “gay men were the most likely to re­port they have experienced some form of discrimination, with one in five reporting an experience.
  • Gender nonconforming gay and bisexual men were more likely to experi­ence discrimination, as were men who were out professionally.
  • Twenty percent of gay men and 13 percent of lesbians who responded to the survey reported that they had experienced discrimination in the workplace.
  • “While 53 percent of lesbian and gay actors were out to all or most of their fellow actors, only 36 percent are out to all or most agents they know, and only 13 percent of actors are out to all or most industry executives.”

“Although our industry is heading in the right direction, there is clearly work left to do as certain attitudes and behaviors persist and continue to put pressure on actors to stay in the closet,” wrote Traci Godfrey and Jason Stuart, national co-chairs of the SAG-AFTRA LGBT Committee. “We are confident that this unprecedented study will have profound ramifications for the entertainment industry as a whole. By utilizing the data it contains as it reflects the realities performers face, we can identify the obstacles to equal employment opportunities and full inclusion.”

Despite the more troubling findings, 72 percent of gay respondents said that coming out “had no effect on their careers, and many would encourage other LGBT performers to come out.”

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17 Straight Actors Reveal Their Approach to “Playing Gay”

It’s 2014 and These Actors Are Still Terrified about “Playing Gay”

We shouldn’t teach great books; we should teach a love of reading. Knowing the contents of a few works of literature is a trivial achievement. Being inclined to go on reading is a great achievement.

B.F. Skinner, American psychologist

A false dichotomy. We can do both.

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When it comes to understanding how our universe evolves, religion and theology have been, at best, irrelevant.
Lawrence Krauss, theoretical physicist

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Republican Teens. Not very bright, obviously.

Republican Teens. Not very bright, obviously.

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TODAY is 9.11

TODAY is 9.11

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Our questions for White Women and Black Women

Our questions for White Women and Black Women

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NFL and Women
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NFL and Women

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The fundamental law of capitalism is: When workers have more money, businesses have more customers. Which makes middle-class consumers—not rich businesspeople—the true job creators. A thriving middle class isn’t a consequence of growth—which is what the trickle-down advocates would tell you. A thriving middle class is the source of growth and prosperity in capitalist economies.
[Adam] Smith wanted free public education, state financed infrastructure and health measures, the breaking up of monopolies and other reforms that would ease the way for bright sons of the peasantry to compete with the sons of owner-lords. The very first acts of the American Founders, after the Revolution, included seizure of half the land in the former colonies from a few lordly families and redistribution, in order to create a (somewhat more) level playing field. Indeed, many of the reform movements since then have revolved around spreading that circle of fairness. Not just because it’s nice, but because it is stupid to waste talent and let cheaters stifle competition by the maximum number. In other words, it takes some socialism to deliver the world that Hayek recommended!