Monday, January 31, 2011

The Case of the Homophobic Duct Tape

Want to know something weird? For the past few weeks, someone has been coming by & covering two flyers in our window with duct tape. Check it:

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The flyers are for Pride and Color, a blog for GLBTQ Racial and Ethnic minorities in the Five College Community.

Obviously, someone finds the image of two men kissing (!) or of two women lying next to each other (!!) to be so offensive they feel moved to blot it out. At the same time, it's such a strangely futile way to go about it (duct tape is, after all, easily removable). Are they just doing this for themselves? Or do they think they're doing a service to the community somehow - some sort of self-appointed morality officer? It's hard to know what someone gets out of such a strange act.

In any case, the flyers had been up for awhile and we were going to take them down to put up some newer ones, but as long as this keeps happening, I think we'll just keep leaving them up.


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