He Criticized Lesbian Mothers — and Pays the Price

August 14, 2012

 

KATHLENE M. writes:

Robert Oscar Lopez had such hate-filled reactions to his initial article about growing up with two lesbian mothers, that he wrote a follow-up article called “The Soul-Crushing Scorched-Earth Battle for Gay Marriage.” He concludes:

Since my article came out, I have been through far worse than I ever thought would happen. My job is at risk, and worst of all, my coworkers received an e-mail from a gay rights organization with the title “COMPLAINT AGAINST CSUN’S ROBERT LOPEZ: GAY BASHER.” Soon I got e-mails from administrators. People really investigate claims like this. Read More »

 

Today’s Linebackers, Tomorrow’s Old Maids

August 14, 2012

 

SEE this very funny cartoon at The Onion. The same could be said of today’s Olympic boxers.

 

A 19th Century Report Card

August 14, 2012

HERE IS another example of fraktur, the Pennsylvania German folk art that included colorful, handmade renditions of important documents, usually marriage and birth certificates, house blessings and bookplates. This is a “Reward of Merit” given to a student by a teacher in about 1830.

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Feminism in a Face, Before and After

August 14, 2012

 

A READER sent the photos below, one of herself when, as she put it, she was divorced and accepted feminist views of life, and the other when she was pregnant, married and had come to reject her former opinions. There is a striking difference, aside from the obvious change in her hair. The second photo lacks the hard edge and toughness of the first.

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