National Library of New Zealand
Harvested by the National Library of New Zealand on: Nov 8 2010 at 6:59:37 GMT
Search boxes and external links may not function. Having trouble viewing this page? Click here
Close Minimize Help
Wayback Machine
GayNZ Logo & Link
Monday 08 November 2010


Proclamations of the Red Queen

Entries from 2009 July

31st July 2009

Review: Robert Schnakenberg: The Encyclopedia Shatnerica (2008)

Posted by: Craig Young

 Robert Schnakenberg: The Encyclopedia Shatnerica: Philadelphia: Quirk Books: 2008.
With all the heavy news about the forthcoming abolition of the provocation defence and alleged HIV ‘deliberate infection’, here’s something nice and light.
William Shatner (1931- ) is known to most of us as either Captain James Kirk of Star Trek, or as Denny Crane, the portly lawyer […]

[Read more →]

Tags: General

28th July 2009

Satire: The Other Bruno Movie, Without Umlauts!

Posted by: Craig Young

I’ve been contacted by Gay Brunos Against Umlauted Imposters, who have put together their own movie script to counter the evil cinematic output of the iniquitous Sacha Baron Cohen. Below, here’s the plot summary…
In the first scene, a hefty Terminator robot (Terminator Q) dispatches a certain heinous allegedly gay Austrian fashion reporter, who is unmasked as actually being […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Unclassified

27th July 2009

Victoria: The Other Victims of Provocation Defence Injustice

Posted by: Craig Young

In 2005, Australia’s State of Victoria abolished its provocation defence. Why? It occurred because of the brutal spousal homicide of Victorian battered woman Julie Rammage, and the misogynistic, inadequate mitigation of her death.
In 2003, James Rammage strangled his wife, Julie, who had seperated from him, and was about to end their marriage after several years […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Politics · Religion

24th July 2009

“Acceptable Casualties”: The Obscenity of Provocation Defence Apologism

Posted by: Craig Young

Why is it that (predominantly) fundamentalist Christian opponents of provocation defence abolition believe that we’re expendable, insofar as equitable criminal justice policy goes?
To answer that, I’ll need to take a brief excursion into conservative Calvinist political theory, primarily “dominion theology” and “Christian Reconstructionism” (or “theonomy”).  These conservative Calvinists believe that the theocratic city state of […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Politics · Religion

21st July 2009

Review: Mark Gatiss: The Black Butterfly (2008)

Posted by: Craig Young

Mark Gatiss: Black Butterfly: A Secret Service Thriller: New York: Simon and Schuster: 2008
Black Butterfly (novel) is the third and final novel in Mark Gatiss’ Lucifer Box trilogy, which deals with the exploits of a bisexual British detective and secret agent
It is 1953, shortly after the coronation of Elizabeth II. After a long and distinguished […]

[Read more →]

Tags: General

21st July 2009

United Kingdom: Catholic Church Versus Inclusive Adoption

Posted by: Craig Young

Amusingly, a Catholic-backed marriage counselling organisation has aroused the ire of the church hierarchy in the United Kingdom for daring (!!!) to corroborate mainstream evidence from pediatrics and developmental psychology which states that there is no reliable evidence that children are “harmed” by having same-sex parents.
The problem is, the head of the Catholic Church in […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Politics · Religion

20th July 2009

Sourer Charities: Time to Stop Bankrolling the Bully Pulpit

Posted by: Craig Young

At the moment, the only Christian Right pressure groups that are showing any signs of what passes for life in New Zealand are (i) Family First and (ii) Right to Life New Zealand.
Family First has just announced that it will be holding its fourth “Forum for ‘The” Family” on Friday September 18, at the Life […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Politics · Religion

19th July 2009

Victoria: Fundamentalists and Special Discriminatory “Rights”

Posted by: Craig Young

On this side of the Tasman, religious organisations have no special rights to discriminate unless it is related to core roles like ordained ministry. In Victoria, though, it’s a different story, according to the Melbourne Age.
The Australian Christian Lobby, Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne and fundamentalist schools are causing an unholy row over proposals to amend […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Politics · Religion

18th July 2009

Preview: Ben Winters and Jane Austen: Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters

Posted by: Craig Young

Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters is another expansion (…) of the original text of the beloved Jane Austen novel with all-new scenes of giant lobsters, rampaging octopi, two-headed sea serpents, and other biological implausibilities. As with the beloved original, the Dashwood sisters are evicted from their childhood home and sent to live on a […]

[Read more →]

Tags: General

17th July 2009

Satire: Interview With Another Gay Bruno

Posted by: Craig Young

While controversy simmers over whether or not the Bruno movie is homophobic, we’re in danger of overlooking the most aggrieved constituency at stake…other gay Brunos.
Recently, I was contacted by a Christchurch-based gay Bruno and heard about his plans to fight back against That Movie. We met to discuss his new organisation, Gay Brunos Against Umlauted […]

[Read more →]

Tags: General