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manly is as manly does

Spanish politician León de la Riva, the Mayor of Valladolid, has announced that he'll refuse to perform any gay marriage ceremonies, nor will he delegate the task of doing so to any of his minions. One could think of many ways of describing such an announcment. But the Mayor of Ávila chose to describe it as a gesture ‘of good manliness’..

Quick, daegaer! I think you should head over to Spain with a bunch of G. Manville Fenn books and tell these homophobic fools what manliness really means.

Also, Lluis Fernando Candeltey, one of their colleagues in, um, mayordom, stepped in with some comments of his own on the suitability of (presumably male) gay couples as parents. Like this one:
Take me for example, if I had to explain what a period is to a girl, I wouldn’t know how to do it, because I have never had one.

I hope to God that this man isn't in a sexual relationship, if this is representative of his knowledge of the female reproductive system. Perhaps one of his chums could get him a simple biology text book to explain the miracle of ovulation, a concept I managed to grasp at the age of nine.


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Apr. 27th, 2005 10:33 am (UTC)
1. Have you noticed that men who are underendowed, dull in bed, and slightly stupid always either fall back on "manliness" or "morality."

2. I had no idea the duties of mayor included explaining the human reproductive system to the residents of the town. How...interesting. At any rate, Asswipe doesn't need to explain periods to me; I will be more than happy to explain PMS to HIM. With a wooden mallet.

Apr. 27th, 2005 11:21 am (UTC)
1. Hee! I think you're right.

2. Not that it makes him any less mad or offensive, but I should have made clear that the crazy mayor was talking about his belief that gay men can't be good parents, um, because they don't have periods. Dear oh dear.
Apr. 27th, 2005 11:28 am (UTC)
Ah, just as feminism is all about the shoes, parenting is all about the period! Now it is all clear. :D

*Naturally, this talk of gayness only applies to men. Because all women in Spain are heterosexual. Because of all that...rampant...manliness. ;)
Apr. 27th, 2005 11:54 am (UTC)
Because all women in Spain are heterosexual. Because of all that...rampant...manliness.

Apr. 27th, 2005 11:54 am (UTC)
Anyhow, it might help if I would actually READ the entire article you linked to, since I am late for work anyhow!

Their Mayornesses appear to think no heterosexual parents ever end up doing the parenting on their own, and that all mothers are informed, articulate, and have wonderful close relationships with their daughters. My own (raised Catholic, thank you very much) mother pretty much threw a box of maxipads at me, mumbled an incantation, and ran away and hid in a closet. It was amusing, but not very informative. Surely any red-blooded modern homosexual armed with the power of the internets could top that easily. ;)
Apr. 27th, 2005 11:36 am (UTC)
Good Lord. I think their Worships the Mayors need a little less manliness (or perhaps a lot more) and just a teeny bit of sense. Here's hoping the various gay citizens, councillors and so on make their professional lives a misery from now on.

Maybe we should all write in with helpful descriptions of periods?
Apr. 27th, 2005 11:51 am (UTC)
What a lovely idea. Should we send product samples, or would advertisements be enough?
Apr. 27th, 2005 11:53 am (UTC)
Hee, samples would be good!
Apr. 27th, 2005 11:56 am (UTC)
I think I should order them each a divacup.

Apr. 27th, 2005 12:01 pm (UTC)
Product samples, ads, personal testimonials . . . ("My life was completely manly until my womb shed its lining!")
Apr. 27th, 2005 01:14 pm (UTC)
Mummmmeeee! Bad daegaer made me inhale ice cream!
Apr. 27th, 2005 01:49 pm (UTC)
GOOD! Because the wicked creature also made me choke. ;)
Apr. 27th, 2005 04:47 pm (UTC)
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