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Sexuality and Truth
By Suzanne MacNevin - February 16th 2007.
In our modern society people are often discriminated against based upon their sex or sexuality. Both women and men are discriminated against and discriminate against others. Likewise, heterosexuals and homosexuals discriminate back and forth and pass judgement far too easily.
The problem I have is that people are not honest when they discriminate. They provide 'reasons' (excuses) to justify their actions or their speech. Lets start with the example of Gay Marriage.
Marriage is a promise to stay faithful to your mate. It embodies truth, honesty and love for one another. Marriage based on a lie (such as marrying for money) is not a real marriage.
In traditional Christian thought, marriage is for the purpose of one thing, and its not love: To make babies. The idea of gay marriages with the lack of children is therefore an abomination in the eyes of traditional Christianity.
The next factor is the idea of gay married couples adopting children and the idea that gay couples can't raise children properly or might molest the children. Homophobes are scared and upset at this idea because it gives gay couples the same right as heterosexual couples.
If we allow gay couples to marry, whats next? Polygamy marriages? Beastiality marriages? (Besides the point that there is no way beastiality marriages will ever become legal.)
Thus you see the excuses line up, and you could see more of them. But the fact remains that marriage is still just a promise and an oath, and totally unrelated to the other factors.
Whether or not people actually believe their own excuses is besides the point. My primary concern is the fact that they are lying just for the sake of being ignorant and mean.
People derive pleasure from being mean, but what they don't realize is that their discrimination just makes people MORE determined to fight for their rights.
Twenty years ago gay marriages was barely an issue. It rarely made headlines. These days its constantly in the news and the gay community isn't going to give up until they have won their rights.
And as for the people who stand in their way? Well, they will simply be exposed as liars, bigots and homophobes.
People talk a lot about who will be the first female president or the first black president of the United States. I'm actually more curious about who will be the first lesbian or gay president. Its not an issue yet, but I think someday it will be.
Suzanne MacNevin - February 4th 2007.
Apparently part of Australia has got over 1 meter (about 3.3 feet) of rain in the last 6 days. The flooding was quite intense and the Australian government has declared a national emergency.
North of them floods in Indonesia have killed hundreds of people and destroyed the homes of 340,000 people.
Meanwhile here in Canada, Stephen Harper says that "climate change is a fantasy" and a myth. This coming from a guy who believes Adam and Eve really existed.
Indeed, the only thing Harper is doing to stop climate change is to have new air quality standards set by the year 2050. His idea of preventing climate change is a complete joke.
So what happens when we get flooding or extreme weather here in Canada? Will he finally stop and take it seriously? How many people have to die before our stupid Prime Minister takes the environment seriously?
"You can't keep pissing in the water without eventually needing to take a drink." - Suzanne MacNevin. You can quote me on that one.
Suzanne MacNevin - January 26th 2007.
Suzanne MacNevin - January 25th 2007.
There's been a lot of local fuss here in Ontario about raising the minimum wage to $10/hour (its currently going to be set at $8/hour) and a lot of fuss about how people can't live on $8/hour and parents with a mortgage/rent/children to pay for really need $10/hour... and at the same time fuss about teenagers who will lose their jobs because businesses can't afford to pay $10/hour...
Well, here's my solution. Its quite obvious and I'm amazed people/politicians haven't discussed it already:
Separate minimum wages for people 17 or younger. If a person is an adult and living on their own, they deserve $10/hour (especially if they have kids). If a person is 17 or younger AND living with their parents, they only need $8/hour.
There, that wasn't so hard.
My god politicians are brain dead sometimes.
Suzanne MacNevin - January 24th 2007.
Some interesting Sex Facts:
According to Playboy, more Americans lose their virginity in June than any other month.
According to Playboy, more women talk dirty during sex than men.
A whale's penis is called a dork.
A capon is a castrated rooster.
Armadillos have four babies at a time and they are always all the same sex.
The Mola Mola, or Ocean Sunfish, lays up to 5,000,000 eggs at one time.
The black widow spider can devour as many as twenty 'mates' in a single day.
A male moth can smell a female moth from 100 yards away.
A female mackerel lays about 500,000 eggs at one time.
Male and female rats may have sex twenty times a day. A female can produce up to twelve litters of twenty rats a year: one pair of rats has the potential for 15,000 descendants in a year.
Of the approximately 200 eggs laid by a female leatherback sea turtle an average of two will survive their youth and grow to sexual maturity.
In Ventura County, California, cats and dogs are not allowed to have sex without a permit.
A female oyster over her lifetime may produce over 100 million young.
Neutering a cat extends its life span by two or three years.
A female dog, her mate and her puppies can potentially produce 12,288 dogs in five years.
The largest eggs in the world are laid by a shark.
In Kingsville, Texas, it is against the law for two pigs to have sex on the city's airport property.
In certain species of seals, like the elephant seal, males may be several times larger than females because larger males can better defeat their rivals in territorial fights and so acquire larger harems.
Squids are a large, diverse group of marine cephalopods. They begin mating with a circling nuptial dance, revolving around across a `spawning bed' (200 metres, in diameter). At daybreak, they begin having sex and continue all day long --they only take a break so the female can drive down and deposit eggs. When she returns to the circle, the two go at it again. As twilight falls, the pair go offshore to eat and rest. At the first sign of sunlight, they return to their spot and do it all over again.
Penguins in general prefer to be `married', but they suffer long separations due to their migratory habits. When reunited, a pair will stand breast to breast, heads thrown back, singing loudly, with outstretched flippers trembling. Two weeks after a pair is formed, their union is consummated. The male makes his intentions known by laying his head across his partner's stomach. They go on a long trek to find privacy, but the actual process of intercourse takes only three minutes. Neither penguin will mate again that year. The male Adele penguin must select his mate from a colony of more than a million, and he indicates his choice by rolling a stone at the female's feet. Stones are scarce at mating time because many are needed to build walls around nests. It becomes commonplace for penguins to steal them from one another. If she accepts this gift, they stand belly to belly and sing a mating song.
There is a common joke: "How do porcupines do it?" "Very carefully." But in reality, the truth is more bizarre than dangerous. Females are only receptive for a few hours a yearm, so they go off their food, and stick close by the males and mope. Meanwhile the male becomes aggressive with other males, and begins a period of carefully sniffing every place the female of his choice urinates, smelling her all over. This is a tremendous aphrodisiac. While she is sulking by his side, he begins to `sing'. When he is ready to make love, the female runs away if she's not ready. If she is in the mood, they both rear up and face each other, belly-to-belly. Then, males spray their ladies with a tremendous stream of urine, soaking their loved one from head to foot - the stream can shoot as far as 7 feet. It is advised never to stand close to a cage that contains courting porcupines.
The female gastric-brooding frogs are a genus, Rheobatrachus, of frogs from East Australia. The curiosity with these frogs is their unique parental care: following external fertilisation by the male, the female would take the eggs into its mouth and swallow them. It is not clear, however, whether the females swallowed the tadpoles or the eggs, as it was never observed prior to their extinction. The last captive specimen died in 1984.
Red-sided Garter snakes are small and poisonous, and live in Canada and the Northwestern United States, and they prefer orgies. Their highly unusual mating takes place during an enormous orgy. Twenty-five thousand snakes slither together in a large den, eager to copulate. In that pile, one female may have as many as 100 males vying for her. These `nesting balls' grow as large as two feet high. Now and then a female is crushed under the heavy mound - and the males are so randy that they continue to copulate, becoming the only necrophiliac snakes!
Hippos have their own form of aromatherapy. Hippos attract mates by marking territory, urinating and defecating at the same time. Then, an enamored hippo will twirl its tail like a propellor to spread this delicious slop in every direction. This attracts lovers, and a pair will begin foreplay, which consists of playing by splashing around in the water before settling down to business.
Anglerfishes are bony fishes. Some of them have a unique mating method: Since individuals are rare and encounters doubly so, finding a mate is a problem, especially at a time when both individuals are ready to spawn. When a male anglerfish hatches, it is equipped with extremely well developed olfactory organs that detect scents in the water. They have no digestive system, and thus are unable to feed independently. They must find a female anglerfish, and quickly, or else they will die. When he finds a female, he bites into her flank, and releases an enzyme which digests the skin of his mouth and her body, fusing the pair down to the blood vessel level. The male then atrophies into nothing more than a pair of gonads that release sperm in response to hormones in the female's bloodstream indicating egg release. This is an extreme example of sexual dimorphism. However, it ensures that when the female is ready to spawn, she has a mate immediately available.
The female mite known as Histiostoma murchiei creates her own husband from scratch. She lays eggs that turn into adults without needing to be fertilised. The mother then copulates with her sons within three to four days of laying the eggs, after which the sons die rather quickly.
Topless saleswomen are legal in Liverpool, England - but only in tropical fish stores. (But of course!)
In Maryland, it is illegal to sell condoms from vending machines with one exception: prophylactics may be dispensed from a vending machine only "in places where alcoholic beverages are sold for on the premises."
The penalty for masturbation in Indonesia is decapitation (but which head?).
Meanwhile in other news...
U.S. attacks Canada over Arar
Canadian Press - January 24th 2007.
EDMONTON – U.S. Ambassador David Wilkins is criticizing Canada's efforts to have Maher Arar removed from a U.S. security watch list.
Wilkins said today that Public Safety Minister Stockwell Day is offside with his efforts and should back off because a U.S. review determined that Arar should remain on the watch list.
Wilkins said it's "a little presumptuous" for Day to say "who the United States can and cannot allow into" their country.
The ambassador said the U.S. found its own reasons to keep Arar on the watch list, although Day said this week that he's seen the information and found nothing new to suggest that Arar is a safety risk.
A Canadian inquiry exonerated Arar last fall and concluded that the RCMP gave U.S. authorities misleading information before he was deported and held for more than a year in a Syrian jail where he was tortured.
Day said Tuesday that Canada would continue to let its position be known.
Haven't the Americans figured out that you're not supposed to take Stockwell Day seriously? The guy is a complete village idiot. NOBODY should ever take him seriously!
He shouldn't even be in a position of responsibility. Its a bit like leaving Homer Simpson in charge of nuclear arsenal. You just know he's going to mess it up.
Suzanne MacNevin - January 23rd 2007.
I started my first blog today. I figured I should give it a shot.
I'm going to keep it simple and easy to understand... and only archive stuff when the page gets too bulky.
Since this is my first time making a blog (I'm used to writing actual articles that are concise and meaningful!) I thought I'd do something fun and talk about some funny/silly things.
So first off, lets make fun of Viagra (aka that magic blue pill that gives men erections).
Next lets make fun of George W. Bush eating a kitten. We know he wouldn't really do it in real life, but it looks so cute and scary at the same time...
Yes, you should eat kittens... and you should also breastfeed your baby. Its good for her/him.
Breastfeeding your baby is as essential and important as say... killing the non-believers and defending the sanctity of the church. Kill the blasphemers!
And lastly, before you start jerking off to all those pictures of breasts please read this notice: