"It's a mixed up muddled up shook up world . . ."
Three islanders from Lesbos — home of the ancient poet Sappho, who praised love between women — have taken a gay rights group to court for using the word lesbian in its name.
The BBC reports:
The islanders say that if they are successful they may then start to fight the word lesbian internationally.You know this is serious when "human rights" are violated:
The man spearheading the case, publisher Dimitris Lambrou, claims that international dominance of the word in its sexual context violates the human rights of the islanders, and disgraces them around the world.Emphasis added.
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Posted by basil on Thursday, May 01, 2008