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Will you participate in the day of silence on April 25 to protest the harassment of gays?
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14 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Saturday 3/22/08 - 12:54:47 PM EST (GMT-5)
No. I'm all for civil rights, but I have a job that doesn't allow me to not speak or call in sick, so I have to talk on that day.
14 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Saturday 3/22/08 - 12:59:42 PM EST (GMT-5)
no, i dont care about the gays OR their "rights"
14 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Saturday 3/22/08 - 1:25:53 PM EST (GMT-5)
How does being silent help gays, exactly?
14 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Saturday 3/22/08 - 1:31:54 PM EST (GMT-5)
It's symbolic, but it won't actually help.
14 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Saturday 3/22/08 - 1:34:37 PM EST (GMT-5)
Good time for those doing the harassment to do so without protest really...
14 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Saturday 3/22/08 - 5:42:36 PM EST (GMT-5)
I don't see how it's going to help anybody. Maybe you should have been a part of a jumping jack day or something.
14 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Saturday 3/22/08 - 9:01:41 PM EST (GMT-5)
Sure, I'm all for harassm--
Wait...
-Protesting- harassment?
*Confused look*
That's not cool. Let me harass who I want to harass!
Just for the record, I don't really harass people.
14 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Saturday 3/22/08 - 9:11:26 PM EST (GMT-5)
Explaining your position to those that disagree with it will win over more people than taping your mouth shut and making them think you're all a bunch of freaks
14 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Saturday 3/22/08 - 9:12:49 PM EST (GMT-5)
Not talk all day?
14 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Saturday 3/22/08 - 9:20:13 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 2008-03-22 21:11:26.91 Kungfullama wrote:
Explaining your position to those that disagree with it will win over more people than taping your mouth shut and making them think you're all a bunch of freaks

I disagree. In today's world of mindless sheep masquerading as people, getting a lot of people to do something visible will have better results on the skeptical portion of the population than rationally explaining your position.
Pick a direction, run madly in said direction yelling "EVERYONE FOLLOW ME" at the top of your lungs (metaphorically speaking)
...and watch the results.
14 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Saturday 3/22/08 - 9:23:28 PM EST (GMT-5)
It'll get them to notice. But then what? If a homophobe sees that a bunch of people have their mouths taped shut and it's because gays get abused, do you think they'll care? The only people this is going to effect is those already sympathetic to the cause, which makes the whole thing a big "look at how tolerant I am" circle-jerk.
14 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Saturday 3/22/08 - 9:30:09 PM EST (GMT-5)
Mmm hmm mouth-tapers either
A) Want to make themselves feel good or
B) They want positive attention or
C) They want negative attention.
But, regardless...They -do- often get people with no opinion and excess boredom to stop and listen for a minute; I've seen this in action.
Still, they could be doing something useful, like building a statue of me.
14 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Sunday 3/23/08 - 4:03:38 AM EST (GMT-5)
That sounds interesting.

I .. may.
14 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Sunday 3/23/08 - 4:19:08 AM EST (GMT-5)
Protests are stupid.
14 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Sunday 3/23/08 - 4:50:34 AM EST (GMT-5)
It doesn't do anything useful to help gays, so no. It just further separates gay rights advocates and homophobes.
14 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Sunday 3/23/08 - 4:57:21 AM EST (GMT-5)
why the hell not. it's not as if i want to talk to people...
14 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Sunday 3/23/08 - 1:26:20 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, but some of my students probably will, and I will support their efforts.
I don't know what else it will do, but these kinds of things raise awareness and make people think, if just for a moment. That's a little something, at least.
14 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Sunday 3/23/08 - 3:06:30 PM EST (GMT-5)
Like the 'walk out' my school just had on the anniversery of the Iraq war, I don't see how keeping silent or leaving classes can successfully protest.
14 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Sunday 3/23/08 - 3:31:38 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, I have to work and go to school.
14 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Sunday 3/23/08 - 3:57:00 PM EST (GMT-5)
how did they pick this particular method of protest?

"god, i wish striaght people would justSHUT UP for once!"
14 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Sunday 3/23/08 - 7:11:24 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 2008-03-22 12:59:42.897 Jagger_Boaz wrote:
no, i dont care about the gays OR their "rights"


Ugh.
14 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Sunday 3/23/08 - 8:33:03 PM EST (GMT-5)
no.being silent wont accomplish anything.actually trying to get a bill signed and what not is doing something
14 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Sunday 3/23/08 - 8:38:51 PM EST (GMT-5)
Even though I disagree with their method of protest, you've got to start somewhere.
14 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Sunday 3/23/08 - 8:47:05 PM EST (GMT-5)
^ I think the futility kind of comes from that it something thats already been started really.

Raising awareness only goes as far as letting people know that there is an issue. I think homosexuality and its standing in society is known by most at this point, so awareness isn't really the issue, its those who stand on a particular side of the issue.
14 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Sunday 3/23/08 - 8:51:35 PM EST (GMT-5)
^ The putrid smell of your rotting brain makes me gag. That you are human makes me want to slowly and painfully kill myself.

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