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Monday 08 November 2010


Proclamations of the Red Queen

Entries from 2010 August

28th August 2010

Toronto: Fundamentalists Versus Neighbours of Gay Couple

Posted by: Craig Young

It’s unfortunately not all that uncommon to spot exhibitionist fundamentalists spouting their drivel on New Zealandpublic streets, although in most major cities they’re totally ignored by pedestrians. Thank goodness for portable musical devices these days.
Such was not the case in an east Toronto neighbourhood, when a group of local fundamentalists made a nuisance of themselves. […]

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Tags: Politics · Religion

27th August 2010

Being Human Fanfiction: Small Black and White Kitten of the Undead

Posted by: Craig Young

Summary: Ned the gay zombie has a small feline pet. This is his story…
Disclaimer: Toby Whithouse and the BBC own Being Human. I just set quirky nonprofit fanfiction in it. Incidentally, this takes place in a post S2 AU. Ned the gay zombie and the kitten are my own idea…
Rating: PG. After all, it does have  […]

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Tags: General

26th August 2010

Absinthe: Mystique, Myth and Moral Panic

Posted by: Craig Young

At a time when New Zealanders are debating the merits or otherwise of more stringent alcohol regulation, one is reminded of the mystique, mythology and moral panic that surrounded that mixture of anise-flavoured herbs, flowers and leaves from the wormwood plant known collectively as absinthe.
Absinthe is a potent, high-proof spirit, which is usually diluted through […]

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Tags: Politics

25th August 2010

Fanfiction: Doctor Who: Neonarcissism and the 51st Century

Posted by: Craig Young

It may be amusing to the time-polluted earlier millenia of human existence that the denizens of otherwise liberal 51st Century Earth and its colonies passed legislation against “self-marriage.” To examine this, let’s see what was at stake, and what wasn’t.
Neonarcissism wasn’t about simple manual self-pleasure. Nor was it about archaic anti-cloning prejudices, as clones had […]

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Tags: General · Religion

23rd August 2010

Codpiece Rippers!!!

Posted by: Craig Young

Why is there a sudden burst of enthusiasm amongst some straight women for gay male romantic and erotic fiction? And is it all that sudden?
In Out, Cintra Wilson interviewed “Erastes” and Alex Beecroft, two straight thirtysomething and fortysomething straight British women who write M/M erotic and romantic fiction for Philadelphia’s Running Press. Even Harlequin, that […]

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Tags: General

23rd August 2010

Uganda: The US Christian Right’s Deranged Satellites

Posted by: Craig Young

In New Zealand, we’re wary enough to monitor the US Christian Right and its malignant effects on its New Zealand satellites. Meanwhile, in Uganda, things have not improved significantly, despite the stalemate over David Bahati’s infamous and murderous “Anti-Homosexuality Bill.”
Like Box Turtle Bulletin, Jeffrey Sharlet has been interested in the relationship that exists between a […]

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Tags: Politics · Religion

22nd August 2010

Review: Jamie Douglas- Hume: Stately Passions (2006)

Posted by: Craig Young

 Jamie Douglas-Hume: Stately Passions: London: Michael O’Mara: 2006.
Over this weekend, I’ve been reading Stately Passions (2006), a guide to the upper crust of British society and its shenanigans over the last three centuries or so.
At a time when male homosexuality was successively a capital offence (in Georgian England) and then a criminal offence (in Victorian […]

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Tags: Politics · Religion

20th August 2010

Post-Antifeminism?

Posted by: Craig Young

What happens when former Christian Rightists get tired of being reactionaries and decide to call it a day?
On a whim, I decided to update the antifeminist life stories of the conservative Christian women in Robyn Rowland’s collection, Women Who Do and Women Who Don’t Join the Womens Movement (RKP, 1984). In some cases, like that […]

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Tags: Politics · Religion

20th August 2010

Book Reviews: British Politics, Tattoos and Conwomen

Posted by: Craig Young

As I haven’t done a review on this blog for a while, I thought I’d compensate by incorporating three more concise ones into this entry.
Kevin Hickson (ed) The Political Thought of the Liberals and Liberal Democrats (Macmillan, 2010) provides some useful insights into the third party in British politics, and how it rose to the […]

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Tags: Politics · Unclassified

17th August 2010

Iran: The Plight of Ebrahim Hamidi

Posted by: Craig Young

Ebrahim Hamidi (18) is a young Iranian man who is not gay. He has been sentenced to death for lavat, or sodomy in his native country due to the subjudicial concept of “judge’s knowledge“. This legal loophole allows for subjective judicial rulings where there is no conclusive evidence, which renders due process and critical evidential assessment a […]

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Tags: Politics · Religion