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Friday, June 3, 2011

Advocate From Where You Stand-In Santorum

You probably know about Santorum. But in case you don't, let me fill you in. (Get it?)

This story has a lot of things I love in one place; Dan Savage, advocacy, elections, sexual innuendo... (I kind of feel like the Grandpa in the beginning of the Princess Bride) Here goes:

Back in 2003 (and probably even before that) Rick Santorum said some not very nice things about gay people.

For example, comparing gay sex to bestiality and saying that sodomy laws should exist because acts that are considered sodomy "undermine the basic tenets of our society and the family." Just bigoted, bigoted stuff.

So Dan Savage and his readers decided to reappropriate the term Santorum to mean "the frothy mixture of lube and fecal matter that is sometimes the byproduct of anal sex." (Yeah, like you hadn't clicked yet.) So successful were they that when you google Santorum it is the first thing that comes up.

Brilliant. Not only has this effectively sabotaged Santorum's career (as if he needed help), but it fired a warning shot to bigots everywhew "If you talk shit about us, we're going to talk shit about you." Literally.

Let that be a notice the next bigot who tries to run his mouth to score cheap political points.

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