Tag Archive for 'homosexuality'

News and Assorted Articles

by Jason Stotts 1. FDA Overturns 30-year Ban on Blood Donations by Gay Men Well, sort of… Yesterday, the FDA decided that gay men (or any men who have sex with men) are allowed to donate blood IF they have not had sex with a man in the last 12 months. I guess this is […]

Boy Scouts of America Now Allowing Gay Volunteers

by Jason Stotts Apparently the Boy Scouts of America is now allowing gay men to volunteer to be leaders. The Boy Scouts of America on Monday announced an executive committee has unanimously approved a resolution that would allow openly gay adults to hold leadership positions within the organization. The Boy Scouts of America Executive Committee […]

Ignorance and Myopia

by Jason Stotts When I first started studying philosophy, I was surprised at how committed I was to beliefs that I had never really considered.  In fact, I seemed to be trapped in a web of ideas that I had obtained through the culture through a kind of mental osmosis.  I was committed to this […]

On Homophobia

by Jason Stotts I think the topic of homophobia is fascinating, because I think all too many people misunderstand what homophobia means.  Most dictionary and common-use definitions consider “homophobia” to be a fear of, or aversion to, homosexuals.  I, however, don’t think that’s quite right. I think the term “homophobia” is great.  It is a […]

Same-Sex Marriage and the Supreme Court

by Jason Stotts I’ve been busy getting the podcast together and getting ready for another interview with Radically Candid today.  However, I want everyone to know (like you wouldn’t already know this), that Erosophia fully supports same-sex marriage and will continue to fight the philosophical battles related to same-sex marriage and just gays being treated like […]

News: Some Interesting and Some Weird

by Jason Stotts 1. Reason has an interesting article up right now: “The War on Sex Workers.”  Anyone who claims to be for the rights of women, but think that women who sell sex aren’t real people are simply deluding themselves.  Whether selling sex is moral or not, it should still be legal and those […]

Aporia: Sexual Orientation

by Jason Stotts Aporia (Ancient Greek: ἀπορɛία: impasse; lack of resources; puzzlement; doubt; confusion) In philosophy, a philosophical puzzle or state of puzzlement;  In rhetoric, a rhetorically useful expression of doubt. Sexual orientation is a confusing subject.  So confusing that some people have taken to the idea that your sexual orientation is whatever you want it to be, that whatever you self-identify as […]

It’s a Good Day to be Gay

by Jason Stotts There’s a couple of reasons to celebrate today if you’re a gay, or, you know, support individual rights. Today is the first official day that the US military will allow openly gay service members (“gay service member” might be a term of art, I’m not sure). This is a great move forward […]