The title is in reference to gingergate, and is intended to convey irony.
(via) "One school district bars teachers from taking a position on homosexuality."
I don't understand this concept of "neutrality" with regard to
homosexuality... How do you remain neutral on a fact? Let me
Student: "Hi, I'm Billy, I am gay."
Teacher: "I can not confirm or deny the existence of homosexuality."
Student: "How about if I just say I'm straight?"
Teacher: "I CAN confirm the existence of heterosexuality."
Student: "Doesn't the acknowledgement of one infer the existence of the other, exempli gratia: darkness implies light?"
Teacher: "Why do people think I earn too much?"
Am I misinterpreting their idea of neutrality? Perhaps I am taking them literally what they are asking for. To remain neutral on a characteristic is to not have an opinion on its existence (See: agnostic(loosely)). Though what's implied (and what they really mean) is that teachers ought to remain neutral on the "good" or "bad/evil" of such a characteristic, however this is not possible.. Just as some people might think Gingers are evil and should all be killed(I went there), which is highly irrational since hair color (along with skin color, sex, etc, etc) are characteristics over which the holder has no control, homosexuality fits the same bill, and is therefore transcendent of any arbitrary judgement of goodness. The only choice a teacher has is to take a position something like:
"The fact in the matter is that this particular (or that particular) child is homosexual(or hetrosexual). My purpose is to protect my students from hatred in any form, and therefore hatred, and/or bullying directed at any child is unacceptable. I will not remain neutral when a child is harassed, and it follows that I will not remain neutral when a homosexual child is harassed, the harasser will be punished."
I remain neutral [and] on the moon.
These fucking haters are so GOD DAMN stupid, and nicotine withdrawal makes me that much more fucking angry about it. Stop being a fucking hater.
**edit: The MIA video was supposed to be interpreted far differently than it ended up being, and is used to progress a very long and old "ginger-phobia" tradition in UK, and other parts of Europe. This (not the video, the UK/euro issue) was an ace card I had in my back pocket during Gingergate, and didn't need to use.
9 months ago