A Voice for Me – Once a Good Girl Goes Bad

There is a consistent problem within the various MRA spheres particularly the Indian one bemoaning “Women/Girls these Days”.

Basically? MRA don’t like what’s happened to women. No longer are they docile. No longer do their lives revolve around men and how to please them. It’s not that men’s power has been eroded but women have been gaining the same power that men have. And this frightens a generation of men brought up to think that women will like them no matter what.

And this causes them to wax poetical about it. [Read more…]

Gay Weddings First? What Next? Humanist Ones?

In the UK you can choose to have a Humanist ceremony, but outside of Scotland? All marriage must involve a legally recognised service.

These are religious in nature. Scotland however voted in 2005 to allow “humanist” weddings. It is one of the six nations in the world where this is allowed. It lets a couple express their love and commitment through the story of life and the affirmation of those they love and cherish rather than the words of a state.  [Read more…]

Age of Kali – Valentine’s Day

So what would you do for love?

In India, Valentine’s day is pretty big. Indians are pretty romantic in the cheesy sort of way. Diamonds, Flowers, Cards, Stuffed Animals… The whole shebang.

But one of the sadder sides of this is the backlash. You see in a country whose movie heroes regularly fall in love, there are those who don’t like the concept that people can love things. And yes, I understand that these people sound like the villains from My Little Pony… but this is a major problem.

I didn’t blog yesterday because I was busy on a highly romantic (and highly cheesy and nerdy) date with my girlfriend. She was stuck in the UK, I was stuck in India so we made a meal and sat down to eat on Skype. It’s silly but free and fun and a nice thing to do. I mean when people say Valentine’s day is a commercial trap, my response is “So is Christmas, but I still notice you scarfing down turkey with the rest of us…”.

However there were hundreds of thousands of couples like ourselves who went out and about on dates to demonstrate their love. And they ran afoul of one of India’s best kept secrets.

It goes by the name of Saffron Extremism. Hindu extremists harassed, beat and in one case forcibly married couples. In a lovely little twist one such outfit claimed that Valentine’s day lead to rape (rather than the culture of moral policing by people such as the Bajrang Dal, BJP, Shiv Sena and Ram Sena).

Oh cheer up! It’s better than it used to be. This year police defended the couples, however in 2009 they actively beat and attacked couples in support of the fanatics. A marked improvement.

Gay? Why not go down to Christian Mingle

Think of what the shirt says… You will get it…

Clearly it’s a joke. Christian Mingle doesn’t promote “the gay sex”. It’s a Christian place for Christian people and clearly these Christians don’t think you can be gay, believe in Jesus and want to meet another man for romance. Not so for Haywood Bynum (the 3rd).

As I perused the internet in my duties as cultural protector, I came across a very interesting thread on internet website Reddit.com.  A poster’s good friend had bought himself a new shirt, heralding his new success with dating website ChristianMingle.com.  The shirt clearly reads ‘I met my boyfriend on ChristianMingle.com’ and for us stewards of morality, this should be seen as an ultimate danger.

Ultimate Danger? Gays fucking (with appropriate protection) is not an Ultimate Danger. Cardiovascular Disease is.

A good friend of mine lost his wife about ten years ago.  After much convincing, he finally went back onto the dating scene and has been using ChristianMingle.com to find a new mate that God will eventually introduce him.  But now he has to take great care, because the person he is meeting online, sharing juicy details about his life, heart and soul, may be dancing the fandango and grooming him for a homosexual encounter.

Jehovah works in mysterious ways. Often through the medium of internet dating.

Except that there are GAYS! Out to get the innocent Christian? This will not stand!

I don’t know how you would groom someone to fancy men. I don’t think men are attractive. I cannot see the attraction of having sex with a man. It’s probably due to me being straight. I think gay men probably think the same of my attraction to women. However at no point can any man say anything that would make me want to sleep with them.

When they meet for the first date, the big reveal will be that he’s fallen in love, online, with a man?  How confusing would that be, to find out you fell in love with someone from the same gender, just based on their conversation, humor and details of their life over time.

Or you know. Use Skype. Or you know, go on dates and stuff before declaring your undying Christian love.

Christians need a safe place to date and now that there is more temptation for homosexuality on ChristianMingle, only time will tell the true effects.

If you think Homosexuals are a temptation then you probably have some issues you need to work out. (HINT – You may be gay). It’s not them, it’s you.

It’s Not All Doom and Gloom – The Lady Friend

Yes… I know. I am showing off…

But I really don’t care at this point. It’s not all doom and gloom because there are people in my life who make all the tragic cases better. That even around people angry at how women are treated there is one person who I can come back to and be silly and forget.

So if you fancy something a little less grim than my photos of protests, go poke around Tigasuku’s blog. She’s got photos of her Barcelona trip on there.

Send her some love! (I know some of you already have!)

Avicenna