She was kicked off the basketball team because of the potential for “drama” her presence created. She’s been vilified by fellow students, called “criminal,” “rapist” and “child abuser.” She was expelled from school. And far worse. She’s facing a lifetime label of “sex-offender,” because the other girl’s parents brought criminal charges against her despite the fact that the relationship was consensual. What’s more, according to Hunt’s parents, Hunt was 17 when the relationship began, but the other girl’s parents waited until after she turned 18 to go to police.
Unbelievably, prosecutors have decided to press the criminal charge.
So the prosecutor’s office in Sebastian River, Florida thinks this is a worthwhile use of taxpayer money and the court’s time.
Fuck everything about this.
David Foster Wallace was like, Art must be sincere! We must use every tool in the linguistic toolbox to cut through sentiment and dishonest cliche and build fresh ways to reveal the power and reality of unironized emotion.
And Mister Rogers was like, Basically the same thing, but without any shame or pretense or fear of sincerity.
Pregnant male seahorses.
George Takei responds to “traditional” marriage fans.
George Takei is flawfree.
If I believed in soul mates, that’s surely what we’d be. But since I don’t we’re just the best friends we can be. #love #5yearanniversary @tresowers
Space Oddity (by Chris Hadfield)
In case there is someone who hasn’t seen this yet. Coolest.
Really fun interview. I talk with Kyle Cassidy at http://www.philadelphiaweekly.com/arts-and-culture/cover-story/Neil-Gaiman-Kyle-Cassidy-Make-Good-Art.html