You do not have a right to respect!

Screw Opinion
Every time I see outrage by people starting with: “It´s my opinion/belief/religion/view, you have to respect it.”  My only internal – and often voiced – reaction is “NO! Why should I?” This precisely is an integral part of freedom of speech, opinion and press. I do not have to respect everyones opinions or feelings.  If I believe your opinions are crazy, hateful,...

Barilla Just an Easy Target?

LGBT Barilla
When the “shitstorm” for Barilla hit, as written in the article “defending a homophobe” my first reaction had been to join in the fray of online slaughtering. A little research and thinking about the whole issue then led me to question to what extent can the LGBT community require or even force a company to fly its rainbow banner. Personally I still believe that Barilla did...

Defending a “homophobe”

LGBT Barilla
Today an article by an american gay-politics site popped up in my newsfeed.   The link. and to clarify my approach on the topic.   Guido Barilla the CEO of the privately owned famous pasta brand had offended the gay community. My first reaction was to spread the word and never again to buy any Barilla products although I really like them. Economical punishment to follow the outrage. I did...

On LGBT Rights

LGBT
WHY IS THIS EVEN AN ISSUE??? Seriously, where is the problem? So you somehow can´t get your mind around gayness. Maybe you think men or women kissing each other is gross? Tough, I think vastly overweight women going belly-free are gross and you´d have to force me to watch gay porn. So What? I know people who freak out if everything isn´t squeaky clean. Some people hate certain meals and vegans probably...