Saturday, August 3, 2013

Ah yes, the homoerotic totem pole of hate, it's a classic...

Time for a little multiple choice quiz, kiddies.  Here's the scenario.

Your country recently passed a law to make gay marriage legal, but you're vehemently opposed.  Politically it's out of your hands now, and socially you're becoming more and more the minority with your opinion on the issue, but you still feel that you need to do something to show your opposition to the decision.  Do you...

  1. Write a strongly worded letter to your member of parliament, priest, and editor of the local newspaper?
  2. Threaten to boycott any organisation that seems to be in support of gay marriage? or
  3. Get together a group of your buff, good looking friends, hike up to a mountain top somewhere with a distinct "Sound Of Music" feel to it, strip down until all you're wearing is a teeny weeny little pair of pink shorts, and then climb all over each other in an attempt to hang an anti gay marriage flag from a rather phallic wooden pole?

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I'll give you three guesses which one the French anti gay group La Manif Pour Tous went with ... and the first two guesses don't count [link].

That's right, a group of young French men were so outraged at the marriage equality law being passed back in May that they decided the best way to protest this grievous miscarriage of justice was to re-enact Brokeback Mountain ... if Brokeback Mountain was set in France and had a bunch of pink short-short clad extras frolicking around in the background.

Oh homophobic ideals and irrational fear, I wish I knew how to quit you.

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Now I get as angry at homophobes as the next person ... and why are we still calling them homophobes when, to quote Morgan Freeman, they're not scared, they're assholes ... but I just couldn't work up my usual ire this time.  It was far too hilarious to get angry at.  These guys were some rainbow coloured beads and a Scissor Sisters CD away from it being French Mountaintop Mardi Gras up there!

Sorry dudes, but I think you might have missed your mark on this one.


42 comments:

  1. Maybe they're gay and they're only opposed the marriage part? Or maybe the lady doth protest too much.

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  2. I've re-read this a few times now trying to comprehend where in their plan they could have thought what they were doing and how was symbolic of ANTI-gay movements and I... I can't find it. What an awesome fail.

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    1. I can't find it in my heart to be angry about it, it's just too damned funny!

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  3. Where are their girlfriends? WHERE? lol

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    1. I think you might have just hit the nail on the head ;D

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  4. TOTALLY missed their mark and I love the photos! Kind of reminds me of some photos about Joe Arpaio, the sheriff of Maricopa County in Phoenix, Arizona who makes the inmates all wear pink boxer shorts. LMAO

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    1. LOL! I remember reading about him! I'm not sure if I approve of his humiliation methods, but they do seem to work.

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  5. I think maybe they were gay and making fun of the anti-gays?

    Being gay myself I am offended. Well gay, but I do have a vigina fetish.

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    1. It'd make more sense if it was parody, wouldn't it.

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  6. If that's France's biggest, anti-gay threat, I don't think they've got anything to worry about over there. Now hold my beer, I'm going to protest tax hikes by throwing my money at the state house.

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    1. What, not by stripping to your pink undies and climbing over a bunch of scantily dressed guys?

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  7. I am lost on what they were trying to accomplish. I would understand it more if they were endorsing the gay community. I am left with a big HUH????

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    1. I think we all were, to be honest. I know I was split between saying WTF and giggling like a school girl.

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  8. #3 is by far the most entertaining and bravest. I've long thought about means of protesting things like France's burqa ban and Russia's insane anti-homosexuality law. Grotesque decisions of law. And whatever I did to protest, PRISM would probably pick it up.

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    1. LOL! I'd imagine that particular protest would have made more sense if it was in opposition to Russia's anti-homosexuality laws.

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  9. I admit that I am at a loss to make any sense of what they are protesting. Maybe they had spent too much time in the local vineyard.

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    1. Maybe you're right. After three bottles of wine all sorts of silly ideas seem logical.

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    1. If their plan was to baffle us all into submission, it might have been a success.

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  11. What problem do they have ?

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    1. Not a clue. Apparently they like to get worked up about things that don't actually affect them.

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  12. My gaydar is flashing on these guys, especially the dude on the first guy's shoulders. He's likin' that position a little too much.

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  13. that's the gayest anti-gay protest, ever

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  14. Trust the French to get it wrong as usual. And this is from someone who lived in France for a decade.

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    1. LOL! I suppose we could just chalk it up to something being lost in translation, but I'm not sure how else those pink shorts could be interpreted.

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  15. Hysterical! Oh those Frenchies!

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  16. Bizarre. Weird.

    Moving right along to the next item, then.

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    1. LOL! Sometimes you've just got to do that, don't you.

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  17. Oh my goodness, they look so pro gay marriage, only the French......

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    1. Yeah, they're definitely not hitting the mark they're aiming for.

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  18. They always say those who scream the loudest about the gays are in fact...I mean, come on, they didn't see the blatant symbolism of climbing the pole or draping their thinly covered man bits across the back of each other's necks? I can't wait until they protest by giving each other oral. "I'm so mad about gay marriage that I'm going to give this guy a rusty trombone."

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  19. I've just caught up on all of your latest posts Kellie, and as usual delighted in a gamut of emotion!
    Have a lovely weekend down there.

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  20. Hahahaha, oh god, the antics of stupid people will never cease to amaze me.

    Are you sure this wasn't a satire group of some sort?

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  21. This has to be a joke! My guess is they are gay and just messing with people's heads... I mean minds.

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  22. Reminds me of an episode of South Park, can't remember which, but all the men folk thought that to ramp up their protesting they needed to get naked and have sex with each other.

    They did!

    Typical South Park!

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  23. Oh my god, that is AWESOME! Family Guy could not do better, and they're pretty good at making fun of homophobes.

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