gominokouhai + equality + politics   8

Born to drool « Wee Ginger Dug
This is what we look like to the rest of the world.
"The existence of the monarchy at the apex of the class system is what justifies the entire class system and which allows balloons like Boris Johnson and Davie Cameron to imagine that they have an entitlement to rule over us. We have an etonianocracy because of the monarchy. It’s the monarchy which provides the justification for the democratic obscenity which is the House of Lords.[...] The monarchy symbolises that the UK is founded upon the privilege of the few and the entitlement of the rich. This is a country in which unfairness is a foundation of the constitution."
republicanism  britishness  equality  inequality  poverty  politics  uk 
june 2016 by gominokouhai
Ireland's gay marriage debate: where homophobes are treated as victims | Emer O'Toole | Comment is free | theguardian.com
Speaking of Ireland: you need to fix this shit, guys. For the avoidance of all doubt, John Waters is a homophobe and a cunt.
equality  religion  fuckwits  politics 
february 2014 by gominokouhai
Outing Holyrood’s Haters: The MSPs who didn’t vote for Equal Marriage | A Thousand Flowers
"This is not just an exercise in pointless bitterness or pedantry, it’s about holding our political representatives to account when they make the wrong political decisions." It's also rather well written and makes several very valid points.
news  politics  equality 
february 2014 by gominokouhai
Ruth Davidson on same-sex marriage | Herald Scotland
"The Scottish Parliament is not yet 15 years old - still in its adolescence - and it had taken one of the most difficult and sensitive areas of legislation imaginable and shown maturity, courage and care as it sought to extend the rights of individuals". Fantastically pleased about this one.
news  journalism  equality  scotland  politics 
february 2014 by gominokouhai
Wentworth Miller rejects Russian film festival invitation; 'As a gay man, I must decline' | GLAAD
Simultaneously coming out and publicly dissing one of the largest nations on earth. Awesome.
homophobia  politics  equality  news 
august 2013 by gominokouhai
Disestablishment of the Church of England may be closer than we think | New Statesman
"The idea that there should be a special place within our constitution for one particular religious outlook is increasingly anachronistic."
equality  religion  politics  news 
november 2012 by gominokouhai
Let's call a bigot a bigot
Can we call him a hatemongering shitfuck while we're at it?
equality  religion  politics  news  homophobia 
november 2012 by gominokouhai

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