Friday, February 17, 2017

AGLA holds social in Old Town Alexandria; more talk about Milo

Arlington Gay and Lesbian Alliance held a social in Alexandria at the Hilton Garden Inn this evening. This is the first time I've been to the Alexandria social.

It took a moment to find the valet parking, but then it went smoothly.

Yup, we talked about Donald Trump's comedy routine at his press conference Thursday, and then about bad boy Milo Yiannopoulos, who could be the reinvention of character Shane Lyons from the movie "Judas Kiss".  Milo was due to appear on HBO tonight with Bill Maher.   By the way, popular actor-singer Timo Descamps, who plays Shane, just tweeted spectacular pictures from winter hiking in the high (snow) desert in southern California and is said to visit Palm Springs sometimes.

Milo makes a lot of comments that are understandable in context to a less marginalized population, but which are seen as bullying by people who are already down.  Milo attacks the idea that people secure rights only by belonging to victimized "groups".

The concept on fat shaming is one of the most provocative, because body image is so critical to much of the make gay community (the "body fascism" idea).  There are SM rituals based on mental eroticizing of shame that used to get promoted in porn magazines in the past.

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