Republicans just can't get away from this stuff even if they wanted to
August 28, 2008 11:35 PM Subscribe
posted by Weebot (49 comments total)
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If you were asked to design the perfect weapon to exploit this vulnerability as it manifests itself in attractive, urban gay men, you’d want something that would intensify our isolation, exaggerate our propensity to objectify each other, and persuade us to objectify ourselves -- by encouraging us to believe that our purpose is to look good and have lots of sex. Manhunt would be your perfect weapon
"Has Manhunt Destroyed Gay Culture?
". It's a great article, but what happened after its publication may be just as interesting.
So the post-publication story goes like this: Out
publishes its incisive thinkpiece about Manhunt.net
[NSFW], the biggest gay hook-up site on the net, and its effects on gay culture. Some of the article devotes itself to the political leanings of the co-founders, Larry Basile and Jonathan Crutchley. Andy Towle at Towleroad
takes that bit of info and reports that Crutchley has had donated $2300
to the McCain campaign. Not too many people are happy to hear that. Not his co-founder
, not the McCain campaign
, and certainly not the members, many of whom cancel
their subscriptions. Crutchley subsequently steps down
as chairman of the company, igniting another controversy
over whether the actions of the gay community constitute a political witchhunt.
Yeah, this is kinda two separate posts in one, but oh well.