Category Archives: homophobia

November 26, 2007, 2:14 pm

It’s Cyber-Monday

I learned two important things this morning on my drive to work.

One: the day after Thanksgiving is the busiest day of the year for Rotorooter. Does this tell you something about how much food Americans, as a group, waste? Granted, some of the visits are to pull silverware out of the Dispose-All. But many of the visits are just occasioned by the vast amount of food that we throw away, that then gets clogged in the plumbing, as we try to grind it up and make it go away. Yuck.

Second: Expect the internet to be slower than usual today and, if you are a supervisor of people, your workers to be more unavailable. Apparently those who can no longer face standing in line outside Target at 4 A.M. waiting to get $150 off on a flat screen TV now jump online as soon as they get to work to get their holiday shopping done on the faster connections available at the office. Particularly men, which…

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March 9, 2007, 1:56 pm

Is It Still The Children’s Hour?

If you have not done so already, read what you can about Pokey Chatman’s resignation as head coach of the women’s basketball program at LSU. Chatman was, until she announced her immediate resignation yesterday, the head coach of one of the top programs in the nation, a program that trounced powerhouse Tennessee in the SEC tournament and was expected to go to the Final Four this year. A former LSU player and the protege of Sue Gunter, one of the true greats in women’ basketball, Chatman is considered by many to be the best women’s basketball brain, and the finest recruiter, in the nation.

And now she has resigned to “pursue other career options.” This phrase sets off the homophobia alarm for me: it’s equivalent to the sentence that politicians toss out when they have been defeated for re-election: “I’m looking forward to spending more time with my family.” Uh-huh. Sure.

Actually,…

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