Born This Way

Lamebook

another thing is as i have read some of the previous comments i realize that some just ”appreciate” this picture because OMG TITS. Also some people wrote about how this breast feeding picture is ok but showing ur penis on a display picture isn’t? how the fuck is that not contradictory. isn’t the human body a beautiful thing? If breastfeeding is ok than so should a picture of a person naked be. Just because breastfeeding is legal that doesn’t mean it’s ”ok”. I’m not saying that it isn’t i’m just explaining that it’s not because something is made to be legal that it is ok to do. smoking cigarettes is legal and so is drinking alcohol. Along with videos with half naked girls… this is all very legal but think about. how did this affect society

What. The. Fuck.

I’m too tired to rant about this tonight. But, seriously?

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People like this exist. I have a hard time with that. I wish judgmental morons were more rare than Bigfoot. Yes, I know, I’m judging the judgmental. Maybe they can’t help it. Maybe they were just born that way…

Born This Way

“Children should be free to explore who they are and develop into wonderful, fantastic, artistic creatures – gay or straight,” Kevin says. “I would imagine that if we didn’t have society telling us that ‘boys can’t do this’ and ‘girls can’t do that’ that there’s no telling what sort of wonderful person we could become.” 

With more than 1 million hits since its debut in January, Paul V. says the response to the blog has been overwhelmingly positive. 

When asked what he would say to those who might say the site perpetuates negative stereotypes, he says, “Stereotypes exist for a reason, because they are true on some level. As the gay community has every shade of masculine and feminine, the people on my blog are simply representing — and owning — all those various shades but without the shame or guilt that society has assigned to those traits.” 

Paul V. hopes to go through with his original plan to publish Born This Way as a coffee table book later this year and would love to get submissions from prominent gay and lesbian men and women such as Neil Patrick Harris, Ellen DeGeneres, RuPaul and Sir Elton John. 

“People need to realize that 20 and 30 years ago they were just awkward kids who were struggling in their junior high and high schools. Even if they didn’t know they were — quote — ‘gay’ at the time, they knew they were different,” he says.

I think this is awesome, but I can see where some people don’t like the concept that you can see sexual orientation in the developmental stages of children. I have friends who talk about themselves or their parents not liking when their children play with toys or want to wear clothing designed for an opposing gender role. I put not such restrictions on my girls. Someday, they’ll grow up and find their place in the world–gay, strait, bi, or whatever else. I assume nothing about them at this age. I don’t like people assuming things about them either. Luna loves to play with Barbies and monster trucks.

Diagnosed On Facebook

Pal Dr Sara Barton recognised it as a symptom of acute lymphocytic leukaemia and sent a message saying Ted needed to go to hospital straight away.

I’m glad the little boy is getting the medical care he deserves. How awesome that their family friend was a medical doctor who could recognize symptoms from a photograph!

$23 Dollar Science Experiment:

Was I This Destructive At That Age?

I bought a can of Formula when I went to the store. Freya started crying a bit ago. Went to make her a bottle out of the two I had prefilled with fomula. One bottle was missing. So was the can. Found them in Luna’s room. The can was empty. The formula was in an empty wet wipey box and also all over her bedroom floor. What was in the wipey box was only about 1/6 of the can.
Oh, and my debit card is still missing.


Healing The Chasms In My Heart

It’s a blog about nothing (don’t laugh at people who reference ’90s sitcoms).

Check out my Tumblr sometime. I love the layout, a theme created by www.polaraul.com. If you’ve got a Tumblr blog, let’s follow each other. 🙂

I realize there’s a bit of circular…circular…blast, what the devil is the word I’m looking for here? Um…well…anyway…what I’m trying to say is that I know this post will show up on my Tumblr page since I use Posterous to get my posts out everywhere and unless I tell it to NOT post to Tumblr but to post to my other blogs which I could do but I’m not feeling like going through that tiny bit of extra effort. I think I’m going to go try to nap before Freya’s next feeding. Anyway, in closing, follow me on Tumblr. 😛

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7 thoughts on “Born This Way

  1. Hi Ashley,Thanks for linking to the CNN story about my blog. I do want to clarify something though: My blog is not telling viewers that parents must make assumptions, based on the traits or gender expressions shown in the pix or in the stories. Rather, it’s kind of the opposite: As an adult, each gay person looks back, and says for THEM, this was their experience as a gay kid. I hope you’ll read through some of the blog (and see more pix than what CNN chose for the slideshow). Best, Paul V.

  2. @Paul VThanks for visiting and commenting on my little blog. I appreciate your feedback.I didn’t mean to misrepresent what you were trying to do. I have looked through several of the recent posts and enjoyed seeing people reminisce about childhood and own their own personas.On facebook, some of the commentary I saw regarding your blog was that people were and shouldn’t judge children’s future orientation by their present personality, which you and I both agree is wrong to do. I think people were confused by CNN’s quoting you as having said “that’s a gay kid” without reading the part where the pic was of someone you know as an adult.I can look back at my own childhood and see where I was pretty sexually abbiguous or androgynous so far as stereotypical gender roles go and as an adult I am attracted to men and women. I plan on visiting your blog again in the near future. It’s on my reading list (along with several other blogs, grad school textbooks, and books I plan to review, lol).

  3. Hi Ashley,Thanks for linking to the CNN story about my blog. I do want to clarify something though: My blog is not telling viewers that parents must make assumptions, based on the traits or gender expressions shown in the pix or in the stories. Rather, it’s kind of the opposite: As an adult, each gay person looks back, and says for THEM, this was their experience as a gay kid. I hope you’ll read through some of the blog (and see more pix than what CNN chose for the slideshow). Best, Paul V.

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