So, I'm sure a couple of readers heard about that thing where Russia is trying to enact some new anti-gay legislation. I don't mention it here because I want to be all, "oh, no, poor gays!" I also don't want to make any comments about Russian politics or free speech or anything. I have no idea what goes on in Russia. I just wanted to point out this completely wild line from an article I read about it:
"An executive with a government-run television network said in a nationally televised talk show that gays should be prohibited from donating blood, sperm and organs for transplants, while after death their hearts should be burned or buried." (Link)
Like, dang. I get the first parts, sure, but burning or burying their hearts? Like Zombies or something! Now, I have no idea if that's an accurate quote (or if it was even said), but for some reason I found it especially...hardcore. I also have no idea the reason behind something like that (I'm guessing because there's like sexually transmitted diseases in the blood, and the heart makes blood, so burn that heart?), but it's almost as if the person who said that wants to like, make a comment about the love part of homosexuality too. He might not mean that at all, but I know if I were writing a short story about love, I'd definitely have one of the characters burn a heart. I wouldn't even know what to do with all that metaphor.
Anyway, back to more consistent posting this week. Hope everyone had a good weekend. I am not done reading for class tomorrow morning, and it is quite late! So, off!