Stonewall 2.0

I read this today in the New York Times. It’s a few days old now, I think. Here’s the gist of it: Some people are calling the outrage and protests over the passage of Proposition 8 “Stonewall 2.0.” It’s partly a take on Web 2.0, this new user-created content move on the world wide web. … Continue reading

11202008 [semi] daily academia

“In the case of gay marriage, the push for state-sanctioned kinship reconsolidates the exclusionary practices of the institution of marriage. This move recodes “good” forms of national kinship (monogamous, consumptive, privatized) while punishing those that fall outside of them, particularly those forms of racialized and classed kinship that continue to be the target of state … Continue reading

The paradox of gay marriage rallies

Give this one a thought… it’s giving me pause these days: At gay marriage rallies – rallies in support of gay marriage – people chant “separation of church and state.” Yet they are attempting to attain the right to marriage. The government gives ministers (of churches) the right to preside over marriage ceremonies and legitimate … Continue reading