One day last month, I gave a talk in Rome about how the supposedly liberal ideology of multiculturalism has made possible the spread in Europe of the highly illiberal ideology of fundamentalist Islam, with all its brutality and — among other things — violent homophobia. When I returned to my hotel, I phoned my partner back home in Oslo only to learn that moments earlier he had been confronted at a bus stop by two Muslim youths, one of whom had asked if he was gay, started to pull out a knife, then kicked him as he got on the bus, which had pulled up at just the right moment. Not very long ago, Oslo was an icy Shangri-la of Scandinavian self-discipline, governability, and respect for the law. But in recent years, there have been grim changes, including a rise in gay-bashings. The summer of saw an unprecedented wave of them.
How Subarus Came to Be Seen as Cars for Lesbians
How did “gay” come to mean “homosexual”? - The Straight Dope
What happens when men who identify as straight are given the opportunity to touch another man's penis for the first time? The Huffington Post: Where did the idea for the video come from? The reactions have varied from video to video, and many of the comments show the extremely varying ways we look at men and women as it relates to sexuality. How hard was it to find straight-identified men who would agree to be in the video? Where did you find them? It was very difficult to find straight guys who were comfortable participating. We asked about 40 guys, friends, acquaintances -- Craigslist!
First they came ...
Many variations and adaptations in the spirit of the original have been published in the English language. It deals with themes of persecution , guilt , repentance , and personal responsibility. The best-known versions of the confession in English are the edited versions in poetic form that began circulating by the s. A longer version by the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust , a charity established by the British government , is as follows: . Then they came for the trade unionists And I did not speak out Because I was not a trade unionist.
That was the question faced by Subaru of America executives in the s. Rather than fight larger car companies over the same demographic of white, toyear-olds living in the suburbs, executives decided to market their cars to niche groups—such as outdoorsy types who liked that Subarus could handle dirt roads. Then they discovered a fifth: lesbians. When marketers talked to these customers, they realized these women buying Subarus were lesbian.