From John Cole: The Next 48 Hours Summarized For You In One Short Post
R- Guns don’t kill people, people kill people.
D- Yes, but guns make it very easy to kill people in large quantities. He would not have been able to stab 71 people.
R- Stop trying to politicize this tragedy! What we need are not fewer guns, but more guns. If only someone else in that theatre had had a gun, they would have been able to stop him in his tracks.
D- Yes. Nothing could go wrong with crossfire in a dark theatre. This is absurd. There is a clear lesson here, and we need to do something about the ease with which people get firearms.
R- There’s no lesson to be learned, the guy was crazy. You can’t stop every crazy person.
D- We could try to make it harder for crazy people to walk around with a shotgun, a rifle, two handguns, and gas cannisters.
R- I knew Obama and you liberals were coming for our guns. Second Amendment!
John:And after 48 hours, the topic will die down as me move on to the next scandal/tragedy du jour, and then we can have this same exact conversation again the next time someone murders a dozen people with a gun.
I saw a blog comment discussing bisexuality where an individual stated, “we watched that trend, and we watched it fade as these women, (the majority who claim bi are women)- grew up, really learned who they were, and picked a side.”
First of all, I’m pretty sure the statistics on bisexuality are skewed by the homophobic nature of society, in which it is unacceptable for men to show “womanly” behaviors such as being attracted to other men.
Secondly, bisexuality doesn’t suddenly disappear when a person who identifies as bisexual enters a long-term, monogamous relationship with a binary-gendered person. A bisexual woman who enters into a relationship with another woman is NOT a lesbian. She is a bisexual woman who is in a relationship with a woman. Why? Because she identifies as bisexual. The person you love does not change your identity.
Bisexuality is not a stepping stone, it’s not an excuse, and it’s not a farce. It’s a real identifier that describes how someone views their romantic attraction in relation to binary-gendered people.
Why does it seem like bisexuals “pick a side?” Because a monogamous relationship with a binary-gendered person only shows you half of their attraction. Sure, it seems like that bisexual woman is “really” a lesbian—she’s dating a woman! The obvious assumption is that she is attracted to women. Should that relationship end, and that bisexual woman enter into a relationship with a man, you might see her as straight.
This is why you should never judge people based on what you see. You have no idea what’s really going on. Check your assumptions, and stop jumping to conclusions.
Wrote this almost a year ago for my personal blog, but I think its relevant to QSE as well.