Yes it's true, this here site was ignored in The Nude Bloggies. But that's okay. We're not miffed. But we are currently sitting at our desk being nude in protest. You can see me posing right here pouring out my vinaigrette. Well, maybe next year.
In the meantime I want to bring your attention to the wonderful photography of our in house maestro Gottfried Straub who several years ago gave The Safer Sex Page permission to use his wonderful nudes as the in-house images for all things related to safer sexual health. The three images: showing a couple expecting a child and then two images of the individuals are, around here, the epitomy of what it means to be nude on the net.
So until next year go vote for the Nude Bloggie of your choice. We already voted: Susannah, and GnomeGirl. Too bad Jim wasn't nominated either. I sure would have voted for him!
The reason why I think it's important for liberals not to take the libertarian line on this issue is that libertarian-style arguments tend to obscure the extent to which real progress on something like gay rights is going to require something other than gay rights legislation, namely action in the social sphere designed to convince people of the substantive view that homosexuality is not wrong. It's the kind of issue where changing the popular culture to give more positive portrayals of gay people (something that has, I think, happened over the past fifteen years) will probably accomplish more than legislative action aimed at ending discrimination. That's not to say that I wouldn't support anti-discrimination legislation, but merely to point out that such legislation would neither really solve the problem (which is dislike of gays) and that gaining support for legislative action will require a pre-existing majority of pro-gay voters that's going to have to be created on the society side of the state-society divide.
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- Gottfried Straube
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