A 2006 honor killing in Turkey inspired the movie Zenne. The recently released movie explores sexuality and bases a main character on the victim, Ahmet Yildiz, a young student who was murdered by his father for being gay. The filmmakers, who were friends of Ahmet, have also come out, risking their lives and their reputations to fight homophobia.
One consequence of the Arab Spring may sadly be increased homophobia, as anti-gay Islamists gain power previously held by secular dictators.
Tennessee legislators have introduced a bill to require a birth certificate to get into the dressing room at Sears. No, really.
Assemblyman Floyd does explain his mental shortcomigns in great detail: “I cannot imagine firing anybody for something like that. I just cannot, I cannot grasp that, I can’t get my mind around it.” Something tells me this is not Floyd’s first encounter with his own intellectual deficits.
Radical Transfeminist wrote an amazing article on consent and social negotiation. The take-home point is that it’s only around sex that some people mysteriously lose the ability to interpret social cues as clear “no”s if they don’t literally contain the word “no.”
The image is a screencapture of the movie, Zenne.