Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Godz R Silly: Reactions to my Guardian column*
The reality is religion has had a stranglehold on the collective unconscious of humanity for far too long. This recent surge of atheism is not only welcome but overdue. But with that rise we have to deal with people like you, muttering that we should respect those beliefs and I say no. Gods are silly things and they should be called out as such. Religions are stuffed to their collective gills with much that is, as Douglas Adams once said; apocryphal if not wildly inaccurate. Why should that be axiomatically respected?
- Guardian Reader
* Sorry about the delay on this one! I had every intention of publishing it on arrival. It's one of my favorites.
Labels: DearTQ, The Guardian
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
News of the Day
The New York Society Library now...has... a blog for member writers. Questions? Contact Carolyn Waters, the Writer Services Librarian at email@example.com
I'll be on the radio tonight discussing my latest Guardian column. Listen live at 11:10 pm New York time. Radio 3 Hong Kong "Morning Brew" with Phil Whelan. Go to http://tinyurl.com/tqhk3
(Now that Bobbi Davis has begun recruiting males and reaching out to lady customers, will the sky fall in?? Nevada can be a surprisingly conservative state.)
The latest Guardian column is at http://tinyurl.com/tqblogz
Labels: The Guardian, What I'm reading
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
What's normal in New York yet controversial in Nevada?
George Flint, a lobbyist for Nevada's licensed brothel owners, has been vocal about one madam's decision to hire male sex workers. While I don't agree with his tactics or his arguments, I sympathize with his intent - which is to keep legal brothels legal.
The whiggish view of prostitution law has been proven wrong too many times. Sexual attitudes do have a tendency to zig-zag. Progress is not permanent, and decriminalization is only part of the story. In Taipei, licensed prostitutes were REcriminalized by politicians trying to appease Western moralists. In Copenhagen where sex work is legalized, the Lord Mayor (a woman) is part of an insidious anti-prostitution campaign.
My latest Guardian column gets into it here and the comments are flying!
Labels: Articles by Tracy, The Guardian
Thursday, November 27, 2008
All the Trimmings
In today's Guardian column, I address the lazy liberals. On the question of Sarah Palin's turkey farm interview, they are dead wrong. If we learned anything from the 2008 campaign, did we learn to think in terms of principled opposition?
I was pleased to see a nice comment from SentimentalLentil, a vegan who has more respect "for people who actually get off their backsides, hunt, kill, pluck/skin/bone the animal themselves than these whining hypocrites." I totally agree!
Labels: Articles by Tracy, Palin, The Guardian