Life at № 42 by E.M. Coutinho
We had a short break from her chronic homophobia, but she’s at it again.
After her Australian fiasco, her blog went private, then she simply decided to remove the comments section. In itself that’s still a victory because the comments section (entirely orchestrated by Faust and her posse) was used as a free for all where all varieties of debunked anti-lgbt stereotypes were promoted. Let’s not forget her ideological-terror-cell included the ex-gay, but still self-publishing gay porn writer, Robert Oscar Lopez (when he’s not writing gay porn he’s on twitter as @baptist4freedom), and the woman who uses more names than a Nigerian 419 email scammer, Rivka/ Brittany/ Newmark/ Edelman/ Klein.
So what are her pressing issues of the day? Daesh in the middle east? The Paris bombings? South Africa’s HETEROsexual child rape epidemic? Of course not. Katy Faust’s fruits never fall too far from her bigoted tree. Six days ago she posted an anti-Planned Parenthood flyer which includes pearls like: We reject your attempts to dehumanize children for financial gain. That’s sort of amusing coming from someone who dedicates her life to dehumanizing all members of the lgbt community.
But back to the issue, her latest post is about lego’s. This, of course, is indeed one of the great struggles of our times. Faust goes on to say that gender differences are what define our interests: “Boys, and shockingly men, tend to find their worth in accomplishment. ‘Look at what I built’, be it a Lego creation, house, family, thesis paper, career or fortune, and that is a beautiful thing. Likewise, little girls don’t swaddle their stuffed animals for a nap because they can’t find any cars to play with (this mom of girls knows!); it’s because females are born nurturers and that’s not something to be discouraged. It’s something to be celebrated.”
Deliciously quaint, isn’t it? So 1950’s! Culture, of course, has nothing to do with it? I suppose that’s why in some cultures cooking is a masculine activity (Samoa, for example) whereas in others it’s considered an activity that should be left to women. Interesting how gender doesn’t define such a major activity.
Anyway, let’s at least celebrate that Faust’s endeavours are now limited to a single individual spewing outdated rubbish, that frankly, most people in society brush off as the rantings of a fool. In the words of Neil McMahon of the Sydney Morning Herald, “Faust says things like “thank you so much for the question” – as if they’ve just given her a lightbulb moment – but you soon learn the lights are still off.”