In truth, I have cut back on posting about Steve Grand here on this blog for a few reasons, one of which is I'm not sure what kind of image he's trying to promote anymore and I'd rather not comment on it until I figure it out. I don't know how else to put that. Grand is young. He's doing it alone. Give him a break.
No one's expecting scholarly insight from a guy who regularly uses the hashtags "muscle", "thirsttrap", "masc4masc", and "guysintights", but when Grand lamented to US LGBTQI website PrideSource this week that he was misunderstood by people, there was a general air of cynicism.
"I just know people have really, really low expectations of me and that's what the Internet does," Grand said.
"I'm such an easy person to target. Young, good-looking, white, gay men - we love to hate those people. But there's been a real person there the whole time."
The article devolves from there, and I think it's unfair to Grand and to the millions of fans that support him. Again, he's young. You can check that out here.
Gay Men Are the New Oppressors?
This is rich. According to this article, The National Union of Students think gay men aren't sufficiently oppressed anymore.
The NUS has decreed that homosexual men are not downtrodden enough to merit their own place on the representative student body and has, instead, accused them of exhibiting “oppressive behaviour."
This is coming from the UK, but I have no doubt we'll hear about it in the US, too.
You can check out the rest here. I don't think I even need to comment on the left wing idiocy of this one.
There's another related article here, and this one talks about how the NUS is against clapping. Yes. Clapping...as in applauding. And that is all you need to know about that group :)
Are Gays Getting Paid Less?
I think it's been established, without dispute, that there are big differences with regard to gender and pay. This next article talks about sexual orientation and pay.
Until recently, little information was available on how sexual orientation factored into people’s work experiences. The availability of new data has allowed researchers to explore whether labor market opportunities and rewards are also stratified by sexual orientation.
To date, studies have found that gay men earn less than heterosexual men, and lesbians earn more than heterosexual women—but still less than all men.
I wonder how the NUS feels about this. You can read the rest here. It's an interesting piece for many reasons. I think my biggest question here is how do they know? Are these gay people walking around with name tags or something that say they are gay?
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