“The segment is offensive and mean. In the middle of three minutes of jokes, host Greg Gutfeld calls asexuals lepers. Near the end, guest Bill Schulz asserts that asexuals aren’t discriminated against. However, it is easy to see how the media is dismissing asexuals even within the segment. The discussion about asexuality on Red Eye encourages viewers to meet asexuality with skepticism and disbelief rather than acceptance. Misinformation and tasteless jokes could have severe negative consequences on asexual people – especially youth — who are struggling to find acceptance.”—Sara Beth Brooks, the founder of Asexual Awareness Week, on Fox News’ offensive and invalidating segment on asexuality. (via reallyfoxnews)
So my mom finally left her asshole boyfriend. But that now involves not having an actual place to stay, so a lot of motel and friends’ house hopping. Mom has found a place, but there’s some legal issues involved because if she takes my brother there and the boyfriend decides to be a dick and call it kidnapping or something. It’s an unlikely possibility, but still one mom isn’t really keen on facing.