Posted on | February 15, 2014 | 78 Comments
— Tippi McCullers (@ali_steventon) February 16, 2014
— Overstuffed Bookcase (@OverstuffedBook) February 16, 2014
While the whole freaking online world — to say nothing of the practitioners of allegedly objective journalism — were gushing with orgasmic joy over the news that actress Ellen Page is publicly committed to Dinner at the Y, some of us were respectfully silent.
And by “respectfully silent,” of course, I mean researching a massive article about the prevalence of lesbian sex offenders in public schools, but this turned out to be a project that will take another dozen hours of work to complete, so you’ll have to wait. Suffice to say, it’s a follow-up on “If It Was a Rape, It Was Good Rape” and other recent writings on radical feminist ideology. Anyway . . .
Ellen Page’s lesbianism was not exactly secret, and I learned of her “coming out” when I noticed a surge of traffic to an article I wrote in 2011, “Outing’ Ellen Page: The Politicization of Sex and the Sexualization of Politics.” So, no surprise and none of my business, except of course that the Official Gay Movement insists that it is my business, and all Enlightened People are now obliged to celebrate the fact that Ellen Page is as hostile to PIV as Radical Wind. Failure to applaud her lesbianism is hate. In 2014, if you’re not marching in the Gay Pride Parade, you are a bigoted enemy of Progress and Equality.
Being told what to think has never been my idea of freedom, however, and my habitual skepticism is aroused by mobs chanting in unison. Somehow, totalitarian groupthink always reminds me of the sound of hobnailed boots marching over broken glass.
Did I mention that Ellen Page’s Pledge of Sapphic Allegiance occurred in Las Vegas, at the Human Rights Campaign’s first national LGBT youth conference? Did I mention that the sponsors of that gay youth conference include the nation’s two largest teacher’s unions, the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers? Because nothing says “safety and inclusion” like teenagers getting together with public school teachers to spend Valentine’s Day weekend celebrating their homosexuality in Las Vegas.
— Robert Stacy McCain (@rsmccain) February 16, 2014
Well, that massive article about the prevalence of lesbian sex offenders in public schools isn’t going to write itself . . .
UPDATE: Professor Donald Douglas has video of Ellen Page’s speech, which he calls “mock-worthy.” Failure to applaud homosexuality is hate. I’m sure the People’s Commissariat of Internal Affairs has added this reactionary outburst to Donald’s file.