When the Nazi concentration camps were liberated by the Allies, it was a time of great jubilation for the tens of thousands of people incarcerated in them. But an often forgotten fact of this time is that prisoners who happened to be wearing the pink triangle (the Nazis’ way of marking and identifying homosexuals) were forced to serve out the rest of their sentence. This was due to a part of German law simply known as “Paragraph 175” which criminalized homosexuality. The law wasn’t repealed until 1969.
This should be required learning, internationally.
You need to know this. You need to remember this. This is not something to swept under the carpet nor be forgotten.
Never. Too many have died for the way they have loved. That needs stop now.
Make it stop?
I did a report on this in my World History class my sophomore year of high school. It was incredibly unsettling.
My teacher shown the class this. Mostly everyone in the class felt uncomfortable.
I have reblogged this in the past, but it is so ironic that it comes across my dash right now. I a currently working as a docent at my city’s Holocaust Education Center (( I say currently because I’ve also done research and translation for them )) and out current exhibit is one on loan from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ((USHMM)). This is a little known historical fact that Paragraph 175 was not repealed after the war and those convicted under Nazi laws as a danger to society because they were gay were not released because they had be convicted in a court of law. There was no liberation or justice for them as they weren’t considered criminals, or even victims for that matter. They were criminals who remained persecuted and ostracized and kept on the fringes of society for decades after the war had been won. Paragraph175 wasn’t actually repealed until 1994. And it was only in May 2002, that the German parliament completed legislation to pardon all homosexuals convicted under Paragraph175 during the Nazi era. History has forgotten about these men and women — please educate yourselves so this does not happen again. Remember this history. Remember them.
Glee and its double standards when it comes to the treatment of boys vs. the treatment of girls.
Most of these are legitimate (though at least a few can be chalked up to Finn being much better than Schue as a teacher), but the one comparing Kurt’s crush on Finn to Tina’s crush on Blaine isn’t remotely close. For one thing, unlike the other comparisons where the guys got away scot free and the girls were treated like crap…Kurt called Tina a hag. Finn called Kurt a fag and compared him to a rapist. Kurt and Blaine both spent a scene trying to prop Tina back up again as an apology for being so harsh to her poor feelings because it wasn’t her fault she had a crush on a boy who couldn’t return the feelings. Finn told Sam to stay the hell away from Kurt, said he was “toxic” to everyone, and Burt promptly told his son that the fight in the basement had been at least partly his fault for having a crush on Finn. Tina literally straddled a passed-out boy and rubbed his chest and it became a joke for the next two seasons; Kurt never touched Finn (save one awkward back rub like 4 months earlier) and was told that he didn’t understand that “no means no.”
There are absolutely a shitton of double standards in the way the female characters are treated on the show, especially when talking about things like Rachel and her right to not be a nun, but you cannot for a second in all seriousness think that Kurt’s crush on Finn was treated like no big deal and Tina was treated (by the show) as being the worst thing ever.
Yeah I’d say that section is more a comparison in how the show treats violations against straight white boys versus queer kids.
What kind of advice Jennifer gave you about hosting SNL?
Jennifer Aniston’s reaction when they randomly started playing the Friends theme song during the We’re the Millers gag reel