Well, the reaction to yesterday’s post was quite surprising. Apparently I tapped into some serious seething resentment over sexism and misogyny this year. In less than 24 hours, the post has almost 600 hits and 37 comments. Normally I never get 600 hits on a post, usually it’s somewhere between 100 and 300, depending on whether I get a trackback. Comments usually top out at 10 or so.
Keep it up, but keep it legal. As one commenter in the last post (Janice, I think) said, keep it polite. We don’t want anyone getting harassment charges. Stay mad and stay focused, but keep it polite when you call these people, especially the neighbors, many of whom are opposed to this and some of whom have reported it as a hate crime. Apparently, a special Hate Crimes Unit is investigating. That’s good. It means white, straight people aren’t the only citizens subjected to these ridiculous hate laws (sorry, I do think they are ridiculous). Anyone can hate, and hate is not a crime. If crime where actually treated fairly and punishment meted out objectively, with no consideration for who the victim is, there would be no need for these special laws. But I digress.
Anyway, I haven’t found much new information on Mr. Morisette. I have been able to find information that identifies his boyfriend as “Mito,” and he lives in the house with Morisette. He’s an interior designer, so I suppose he has a business, or works for one. Living in the house makes him fair game for legal protest too. If you find any additional information on him, please forward it to me via e-mail at the link on the top-right.
That said, I want to take a moment to talk about the sheer stupidity of this particular gay couple. Long-time readers know I am a “fag hag” from way back. I have always supported gay rights, and my support for gay rights is one of the many reasons I am casting my vote for Sarah Palin this year. I am casting my vote for her because she has an actual record of extending and protecting gay rights in Alaska. Obama has a record of stoking the flames of homophobia within the black community. See Donnie McClurkin for details. Homophobia within the black community isn’t talked about much, because it flies in the face of the Civil Rights narrative, but it exists and is very common, and it stoked in black churches just like it is for any other evangelical. Ironically, it is that homophobia in the huge numbers of black voters coming out for Obama that may get Proposition 8 passed in California this year.
Do you think they’ll get any blame for that? If you guessed no, you guessed right. The Progressive Dude Nation will be too busy doing what it does best–beating up on women–to deal with Democratic voters who do not adhere to liberal principles.
UPDATE: Janice from comments in the last post offered this:
In addition to contacting the homeowner, his neighbors and law enforcement, I would suggest a letter to the editor of the LA Times:
Phone: (213) 237-7930
And the Daily Bruin Viewpoint (although I normally don’t find non-student/faculty opinions printed there) firstname.lastname@example.org
Jessica Roy, Viewpoint Editor – email@example.com
I’m currently drafting a letters to the Advocate and Ms. Magazine.