Men Off Leash Watch: I’m keeping an eye on developments here. Hey, I know we couldn’t care less about the Best Buy CEO’s untoward behavior (“unrelated to the company’s operations or financial controls”) but it’s a slow news day! …Also Hillary likes the masterminds of the Texts From Hillary Tumblr, only confirming what I’ve long suspected: she’s a BAMF with a sense of humor… And my sister wants me to clarify a few points about her mod early ’70s “ensemble,” described yesterday, which was apparently a tad grimmer than I conveyed: crushed velour, not velveteen; Star Trekky acrylic v-neck, white knee-highs. And I was busted for making up the silver chain link belt. And it was 6th grade, not 8th. (Details, details! Can’t I claim a little artistic license?!)
And, finally, in the Grown-Ups Are Jerks – Generically, and Not Just Specifically department: a comment on my Time.com piece from an alum of the Ohio High School that prohibited the “Jesus Is Not a Homophobe” T-shirt:
I went to this school, and just want to say that this is nothing surprising at all for me. What is surprising is that finally someone has taken a stand against them. My grandparents, parents, and siblings have all gone there as well and I still have a brother who attends. It’s not just the bullying of a gay student, either. Any time staff finds something that is “inappropriate” to them, it is automatically banned or has to be removed. For example, I used to wear chains on my pants. I was, however, an athlete for the school and our team went to either state or were champions in the league every year. I was valued by my coaches only on the field/court. While in school one time I was interrogated by a teacher/coach as to why I wore “crap” and needed to take it off, because it was a weapon. They did this to me on a weekly basis, and not only singled me out, but felt the need to embarrass me in front of other students by assuring that they could “make an example” of me. It needs to be stopped and I commend Maverick for what he is doing. We are organizing a walk for Maverick for Day of Silence to show our support for him, and we have also formed a group. Anyone is welcome to join.