Breaking: Bert and Ernie Are Puppets.

If people want to think of Bert and Ernie as lovers, there’s nothing anyone can do to stop them. And I don’t think there’s really any harm in thinking that. In fact, I guess if it helps someone to think Bert & Ernie are gay, then they should go on thinking that. But I think this whole dustup is pretty dumb because Bert and Ernie just are not gay. As characters, they are not written to portray fully-developed human beings with sexual/romantic feelings at all. They’re written to portray children who are best friends and that’s it.

Our Powerful Baby Girl

Really great episode of Hidden Brain this week. You can listen at the link above or subscribe through your podcasting app or go to the site. Husby and I have discussed this tendency of “gender stratification.”  We don’t feel as strongly about it as the people in the podcast. We’ve Read more…

Be True to Yourself

[fvplayer src=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOXKf_nPWpk”] This is such a cute, heart-warming video. It’s also brings up a lot of conflicting feelings for me. I came out of the closet in college.  I actually had to first admit it to myself and then tell my friends.  It was one of the most difficult things Read more…