So still in the vein of these last few Doctor Who-related geeky posts…but with a little bit of a gay spin.
Have you seen this YouTube show?! It’s a bit silly, a bit of a waste of time, and just a little bit old – but if you’re anything like me, you’ll also find it just a bit hilarious. The Daleks were clearly gay…I see it now.
Watch the full collection of episodes on YouTube.
Remember that time when Iron Man slept with Spider man?
The movie is even called ‘Wonder Boys’ So, if they ever had kids would they be The Iron Spider?
And is it just me or in 13 years R.D. Jr has aged quite a bit, he looks super young here!
So much more respect for Chris Evans (aka Captain America) when seeing his response to Ben Shapiro’s twitter posts. It went something like this:
This week Jason Collins came out as saying he is proud of who he is, a black christian gay basketball player. He also came out in Sport Illustrated, so in print! This is a big moment for him, after all it is hard to be a christian gay man in a field where being ‘a man’ is determined by how many chicks you score, and where locker room bonding is a thing.
So then Ben Shapiro had to be a douche and say these things about him:
The outlined bit is where I have a problem. Society in general make sportsmen and sportwomen out to be heroes, there are many young men and women, as well as adults who look up to these people and have them as their personal heroes. Okay so you may think that he isn’t a good player, well that is your opinion. The fact is however, to some people he is a great player and that he has the courage to stand up for himself and use that status as a rolemodel to do something like this should be applauded, especially in a field of work where people are mostly uncomfortable with playing alongside homosexuals.
But this isn’t even the worst of it! So Mr. Shapiro was getting a lot of hate from that, which I thought was a little unfair as he was trying to say that we should idolise players based on their skill and not on their personal lives (essentially). I felt a little bit of sympathy with him there. But then he had to be a sarcastic ass about it.
Okay, I get it, you are frustrated that people aren’t getting the real message, but don’t antagonise people and don’t make it into a ‘leftist’ statement.I am a leftie, but I know people who are conservative and still have issues with what you have said. Also, by grouping people like that you are doing exactly what you think they are doing – you are turning into the type of person who sees a sample of people and labels everyone who identifies in some way with that sample as being the same as that sample – you become ignorant to individuals and to the truth. It is a darn shame that you can’t see past it, because if you can you might be a happier person.
What’s really ironic is that by having this outburst, he has painted himself as the conservative caricature, or the “stereotypical Right wing man”. This in turn make us ‘lefties’ more unlikely to want to listen to what you are saying.
For everyone that has continued down to here, I would like to say that Ben Shapiro says he isn’t a homophobe – he was making a comment on what should really be valued in sports and what becomes a ‘sports’ star. However, I will disagree and say that what separates a run of the mill sports idol to a great hero isn’t just skill. It’s their strength of character, about doing what you preach even if it isn’t the popular way, trying to improve and better yourself and knowing that because you are in the lime light you have the opportunity to change perceptions and lives that not everyone has, as well as the determination and hard work they bring to their jobs. Not every celebrity has to do this, of course, and I’m not saying that they must. I’m saying that to be a hero worth following, it takes more than being famous and a hard worker. They are called heroes because the path they have chosen isn’t easy.
Ben Shapiro wants to voice his opinion and to have some sort of impact and possibly change some people’s minds. I have to say that you aren’t going to do that by telling people what’s wrong with them and how they need to change. You change people’s lives by modelling your values and becoming an inspiration to others. People aren’t stupid. If what you are doing is a perferable way of life or the ‘right’ way, then people will follow. No one wants to be aggressive and antagonistic.
After all theese tweets Chris Evans, Captain America, took one look and simply said:
Which, after how Ben Shapiro has reacted, I would have to say I agree.
To see more of Ben Shapiros reactions simply go to his twitter here: Ben Shapiro
By the way, let’s not all hate bash him. Don’t sink down to aggressive behaviour because I have a feeling what he has said in the first place was misconstrued (even though I didn’t agree with that statement in the first place) and he acted out of frustration. Let’s not fan the flames, but pour some water.
[I will like to very immaturely say that Ben Shapiro was figging OWNED by Captain America. In that one statement.]
After watching this video (sorry, we can’t seem to embed it so please watch it on Huffpost first!), what you should feel is anger and outrage. Oh and a spot of dark hilarity at the end. I’m refering to the ‘love people’ comment at the end and ‘speak truth’. By doing that you aren’t loving anyone. You are saying ‘this is wrong’, ‘you are wrong’ and ‘I don’t like you or your lifestyle’. How I know this and not think ‘but you are presenting observational facts’ is that you are taking the facts out of context.
Now I don’t believe anger solves anything, and in fact I believe it leads to a darker place, however I want to scream and punch, kick and yell, when I read supposed “facts” that homosexuality is “dangerous”. There seems to be a trend in the world of homophobia that smoking is healthier then being gay. I am ashamed to say that Jim Wallace, the
(dick) Head of the Australian Christian Lobby goes to universities and spreads out-of-context facts about how homosexuality is even more dangerous then smoking. And I quote:
“I think we’re going to owe smokers a big apology when the homosexual community’s own statistics for its health — which it presents when it wants more money for health — [include] higher rates of drug-taking, of suicide…it has the life of a male reduced by up to 20 years…The life of smokers is reduced by something like seven to 10 years and yet we tell all our kids at school they shouldn’t smoke.”
So homosexuals have a higher rate of suicide and drugs you say? But why?! Could it be because the people around them don’t accept them for who they are and they feel overwhelming pressure to be something they aren’t. Or could it be because they are told that they aren’t “right” that what they do is “wrong” and “sinful”? Could it be that LGBT groups want more money to educate people and to teach children and adults about becoming accepting? Could it be that a large percentage of LGBT-related suicides have an underlying issue of acceptance, which directly contradicts your argument? What. A. Shocker.
A part of me is sorry that I am sinking down to a sarcastic level, but it just gets me so mad!! The whole story is: gay males have a higher suicide rate then straight males, this is mostly due to societal pressures and feelings of social exile and inadequency. THEREFORE the correct conclusion is to teach people to accept, not only tolerate, everyone for the way they were born. The incorrect conclusion is, therefore we need to exile them further and teach them how wrong they are and make them feel horrible about how they were born.
You see how that works, Jim Wallace? Also by university-level anyone with a brain can see you are full of bias. Smoking is actively engaging in a lifestyle, taking something into your body and proved to be toxic by its very components, as well as addictive. Being gay is something you are born as, it is being in a consenting relationship and like other ‘straight’ couples is none of your business, there is nothing harmful about being gay or engaging in a gay lifestyle (or any of the LGBTQI letters). Tell me, can I become bodily ill by standing next to a gay person? Can a pregnant woman be harmed by being in the presence of a gay person doing ‘gay activities’. Is there something biologically harmful about JUST being gay? Do they spread disease that a straight person can’t? I don’t think so! So don’t give me poppy cock about AIDS!
This post really isn’t anything new but I do want to say one thing that might be a little out of the box. I don’t believe in crazy Christians, but crazy people. Christianity is a wide spectrum and I feel that there are groups of Christians unfairly represented by those that are advertised as “those crazy Christians”. This isn’t a religion problem, it is a people problem.
Educate people and the problem becomes easier to solve.
I don’t know who made this. I don’t know where they are, or what they do, or who they love.
But whoever you are, you are Amazing.
(For those who don’t know (though you SHOULD), this is a Doctor Who reference).
Peace out and Make Badges!
Image taken from Have A Gay Day on facebook