American Savage: Insights, Slights, and Fights on Faith, Sex, Love, and Politics

American Savage: Insights, Slights, and Fights on Faith, Sex, Love, and Politics

Dan Savage

Language: English

Pages: 320

ISBN: 0142181005

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


On the heels of his Emmy-winning It Gets Better campaign, Dan Savage delivers “powerful messages for both the head and heart” (Entertainment Weekly)
 
From the moment he began writing his syndicated sex-advice column, Savage Love, Dan Savage has never been shy about expressing his opinion on controversial topics—political or otherwise. Now, he addresses issues ranging from parenting and the gay agenda to the Catholic Church and health care. Among them:
 

  • Why straight people should have straight “pride” parades, too
  • Why Obamacare, as good as it is, is “still kinda evil”
  • Why what passes for sex-ed in America is more like “sex dread”
  • Why the Bible is “only as good and decent as the person reading it”

 
Speaking to a broad range of subjects with brutal honesty and irreverent humor, American Savage cements Dan Savage’s place as a provocative and insightful voice in American culture.

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country in teen births, but it takes first, second, and third place in reported cases of gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis: NCHHSTP State Profiles, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2010, http://www.cdc.gov/nchhstp/stateprofiles/usmap.htm. 44 Teenagers who receive comprehensive sex ed are 60 percent less likely to get pregnant: “Sex Ed Can Help Prevent Teen Pregnancy,” The Washington Post, March 24, 2008,

children’s well-being, and in particular, in addressing the problem of fatherlessness: John Corvino and Maggie Gallagher, Debating Same-Sex Marriage (New York: Oxford, 2012), 57 58. 241 In a blowjob in The Washington Post—excuse me, in a profile: Monica Hesse, “Profile of Brian Brown, Executive Director of the National Organization for Marriage,” The Washington Post, August 28, 2009, http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/08/27/AR2009082704139_2.html. 242 Under Brown’s

choice to be gay. “You show me the science that says that it is not [a choice],” Cain told Behar. On a subsequent appearance on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight, Cain reiterated his stand—he told Morgan that he believed being gay is a “personal choice”—which led to this exchange: MORGAN: You think people wait—you believe people get to a certain age and say, “I want to be homosexual”? CAIN: Let me turn it around to you. What does science show? Show me evidence other than opinion and you might cause

lesbians could take off the disguises they wore the other 364 days a year and be the most outrageous, flamboyant versions of their true selves. Halloween allowed gays and lesbians to take a skill set honed under duress—the ability to pretend to be something we were not—and put it to use creating joy. While Halloween is still celebrated by LGBT people, it’s no longer the highest holiday on the queer calendar. Oh, we keep it, but we don’t keep it holy. It’s just another excuse for a party—and

us of the rules: I would have twelve uninterrupted minutes to make my case; Brian would have twelve uninterrupted minutes to make his. Then we could argue with each other, with Mark moderating to keep things focused and fair. The cameras would roll for one hour and only one hour. Terry got up and walked out before the debate started. He had no intention of sitting at the table, or standing in our kitchen, and listening to Brown—or to me, for that matter. Terry doesn’t see his equality—he doesn’t

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