The PRIDE Act passed the House on Wednesday by voice vote, meaning lawmakers were not required to put a vote on the record. Notably, no Republican resisted. The Hill noted that New York GOP Rep. Tom Reed expressed a technical concern about the legislation but supported its core purpose to “make sure our tax code is reflective of the law of the land as it has been declared by the Supreme Court.”
3.) Why can straight white men have sex with men without social consequences? by Zach Stafford (August 13, 2015)
"Sex between straight white men allows them to leverage whiteness and masculinity to authenticate their heterosexuality in the context of sex with men. By understanding their same-sex sexual practice as meaningless, accidental, or even necessary, straight white men can perform homosexual contact in heterosexual ways. Straight men – specifically white men – are having sex with other men to affirm just how straight they are, because to be straight and still be able to perform ‘gay sex’ – while always remaining uninterested – is the height of white masculinity. And they are the primary group doing this, because they can. Sometimes white people, and men in particular, bristle at the concept of ‘privilege,’ but in the context of [my] book, recognizing privilege isn’t about denying what is unique about individual straight white men; it’s about recognizing that straight white men have some unique cultural resources they can draw on to explain away and justify their presumably discordant sex practices [...] in which straight white men can have sex with one another and face no repercussions. White men have more room to push sexual boundaries without being immediately pathologized [due to their privileges]. ~Jane Ward, Not Gay: Sex Between Straight White Men by (July 2015)
From my first note bullet, early during Obama’s first term, the black American Descendants of Slavery (ADOS) demonstrated their traditional tendency to lean conservative over the issue of homosexuality by voting against Proposition 8’s same-sex marriage bill. My second note shows that this year, the House passed an exclusionary tax bill to make up for past systemic discrimination against the homosexual community’s marriage desires. The most interesting thing about that item is that not a single Republican resisted the very liberal bill’s passing. My third note reminds us that “straight white men” very much would like to indulge in homosexual activity without compromising their heterosexual self-identity. In the fourth note, I point out that – despite the ADOS community demonstrating that they lean generally conservative as a group, the media has often chosen to depict gay characters using Black actors or characters.
I’m very interested in what the intended point of this messaging is supposed to convey. It would appear that the “straight white male” isn’t “straight” at all, but is very much homosexual while only using the façade of heterosexuality for both the public image as well as to continue the group’s bloodline. He also seems to eagerly want ADOS people to sign off on the homosexual lifestyle and image as a group, but does that mean that gay ADOS will enjoy the benefits that “straight white male” homosexuals set aside for themselves? That does not seem likely, since that is not the way white people have ever functioned.
Instead, I would expect that a “gay reparations” bill would actually get passed (with zero controversy) bestowing free money upon “straight white males” which will also require all other self-identifying gay groups to jump through numerous red tape hoops in order to participate. I would also expect a special, hidden clause in the fine print stating that gay ADOS people, in agreeing to accept the gay reparations payment, would give up future claims for any other types of Reparations programs they would otherwise be eligible to receive.
MEDIUM: Scanned pen & ink cartoon drawing w/Adobe Photoshop color.