Zip it, homophobes

14 Dec

Congratulations to Senator Penny Wong and partner Sophie Allouache, who are delighted parents to new baby Alexandra.

This brilliant photo is from the Mamamia website.

Let’s have no bad fairies ill-wishing this family. Zip it, homophobes.

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39 Responses to “Zip it, homophobes”

  1. paul walter December 14, 2011 at 8:36 am #

    Good news story for a change, in a way am glad of a change, getting close to Xmass and its time for a rest from fractiousness, after such a strange year.

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  2. Rebecca S. Randall December 14, 2011 at 10:28 am #

    Congrats to the happy couple! I was going to post it on my Facebook and I forgot before I shuffled off to work.

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  3. Steve at the Pub December 14, 2011 at 11:01 am #

    “Delighted parents”? According to the strain of biology I was taught in high school, one of them had a stand-in for the essential procreation scene.

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    • Jennifer Wilson December 14, 2011 at 5:01 pm #

      So do you think that heterosexuals who adopt children are not “parents” because they had a “stand-in” for the procreation scene?” I’m asking you this against my better judgement 🙂

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  4. Sheeple Liberator December 14, 2011 at 12:34 pm #

    This is a great story. Have heart – despite all the bad, homophobic stuff being spouted in the press these days, acceptance will eventually come as more of these positive stories get air time.

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  5. Sam Jandwich December 14, 2011 at 12:45 pm #

    My whole office has been fawning over this photo all morning. My boss even cried! What a beautiful family.

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  6. Hector December 14, 2011 at 3:47 pm #

    Way to go! (For homophobes, that way is out the door.)

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  7. Steve at the Pub December 14, 2011 at 4:25 pm #

    I have to question the methodology.

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  8. Marilyn December 14, 2011 at 5:09 pm #

    Gosh so adopted children aren’t real children with real parents. I adopted a grand daughter, isn’t she mine after all because we share no genetic material.

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  9. paul walter December 14, 2011 at 9:41 pm #

    The point is, that the child herself is real, she will grow up like the rest of us, skin her knees running, eat ice cream, all the other stuff that happens in a life. Even if there may be disadvantages (evidence?) in having parents of the same sex, in this case I’d suggest young Alexandra will still have an exponential advantage over kids growing up in drunken, abusive, dysfuctional “normal” homes.
    So let’s wish her well and hope she tastes of the things of life we have tasted, rather than cavilling over technicalities and superficialities.
    Live and let live.

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  10. Steve at the Pub December 14, 2011 at 10:24 pm #

    She’ll certainly learn to fight at school. But that is beside the point.

    How is two sheilas cooing & cahing over (one more) snotty nosed wailing brat going to change the mind of one homophobe?

    In my experience, overt displays of homosexual conduct tend to bring ’em out, not drive homophobes into “zipping” it.

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  11. paul walter December 15, 2011 at 10:33 am #

    Steve’s euphoria will increase when he learns from ABC news, that a denominational school refused enrollment for the child of gay couple, on those grounds. Real Van Graffhorst stuff, from the ‘eighties imho, when a littlegirl who had accidentally become aids positive was driven out of the country by neighbourhood vigilantes, to the delight of New Zealand, where, as is the practice there, enthusiastically embraced that which Australia spurns.
    No doubt SATP will campaign on the school’s rights, rather than the welfare of the kid, I think the response makes a travesty of the Xtian message.
    As a doco on SBS the other night, the Catholic hierarchy attitude to matters sexual derives momentum from the Epistle to Timothy, a work now not regarded as genuinely Pauline; rather at the least some thing edited by early church fathers to shore up their authority within the new religion, and the beginnings of Christian involvement with Puritanism and guilt trips, as mechanism for social control within the group.

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  12. Sam Jandwich December 15, 2011 at 1:56 pm #

    Meanwhile in another universe, my gay-sounding colleague just phoned TNT to see where his delivery was at. He was asked to quote the reference number, “I N G blah blah blah”

    – “oh, like as in, I for Ian, N for Nelly, Q for queer…”

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    • Jennifer Wilson December 15, 2011 at 7:41 pm #

      I’m sorry I can’t talk tonight, I just blew up a saucepan of boiled eggs and the kitchen is a disaster zone they’ve even stuck to the ceiling. I am in deep excrement because I was warned not to forget them and “I wasn’t listening as usual because I was on bloody twitter” Well, I’d only got on twitter for a minute but time flies when you’re on twitter.I can’t believe how far those eggs have blown. Amazing.

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      • Sam Jandwich December 16, 2011 at 10:49 am #

        Hehe, you’ve just given me a great idea: the astro chicken has landed! like it?

        Have fun cleaning up?

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        • Jennifer Wilson December 16, 2011 at 1:13 pm #

          No it was the most boring thing ever and somehow turned into a full blown kitchen clean up and reorganisation.:(

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  13. Aulieude December 15, 2011 at 4:28 pm #

    So Steve at the Pub, children conceived via In-vitro with donor sperm (and sometimes even “gasp” donor eggs!!) don’t have “real’ parents according to your moronic definition…

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  14. Jennifer Wilson December 15, 2011 at 7:30 pm #

    OK that’s enough, you’re deleted SATP

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  15. paul walter December 15, 2011 at 10:20 pm #

    Jennifer, I have been in awe of your competence, this egg incident restores my faith in human nature.

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    • Jennifer Wilson December 16, 2011 at 6:35 am #

      Ahahaha! Like everybody I have my areas of strength and my areas of weakness!

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  16. gerard oosterman December 15, 2011 at 10:30 pm #

    She has got a lovely head of hair already.

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  17. AJ December 16, 2011 at 10:11 am #

    Being the family genealogist, one unregarded factor in in-vitro births is that DNA testing, especially in the cases of inherited traits or diseases from one parent becomes murky, Does anyone know if this information is made available (ie who was the missing parent) for medical reasons if heaven forbid the child shows signs of a symptom later in life?

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    • Jennifer Wilson December 16, 2011 at 1:14 pm #

      I don’t know, but I do know I have no knowledge at all abut my biological father and his family, so I’ve run into difficulties medically because of that. I wasn’t IVF – he just buggered off!

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  18. Sam Jandwich December 16, 2011 at 10:59 am #

    Why, what did he say? I like Steve’s severe intolerance for nonsense and if I see him I’ll buy him a beer.

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    • Jennifer Wilson December 16, 2011 at 1:18 pm #

      Well I can’t tell you because it had to be deleted. Doh!

      I love your chicken it looks like a chicken angel without my glasses. With my glasses it looks like a jolly astro chook. I went shopping without glasses yesterday and had to ask another shopper what something said on the back of a packet. As she walked away I heard her say to her male partner: “That poor lady can’t read.”

      It was soo hard not to yell out, Yes I can I just forgot my glasses. But I didn’t.

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    • Gruffbutt December 17, 2011 at 8:45 am #

      I’d hazard a guess that he’s in the pub 🙂

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  19. Gruffbutt December 17, 2011 at 8:53 am #

    As is my wont, not offering anything new here, but I think that’s a great photo too.

    And Jennifer, cleaning must be tackled as much as possible with music music music. Stuff godliness, denial is the way to go (outside of not cleaning it up at all – did you think of making an artwork out of it?).

    Figgy pudding to all, whatever your persuasion 🙂

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    • AJ December 17, 2011 at 9:12 am #

      A reference to “We wish you a Merry Xmas”?

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    • Jennifer Wilson December 17, 2011 at 11:41 am #

      You are totally right, music is the only way to get through cleaning. I might have left the egg up there as an artwork, but there’s this cocktail party thing happening here tomorrow evening and the rest of the household have this neurotic need to clean the place up. I just buggered off for the morning under the pretense of getting last minute supplies but got texted home again to chop up bloody chicken wings or something. Should have turned the phone off.

      I’m not very domestic anymore. I was once but I grew out of it. What I really want to do is write something about Christopher Hitchens who I admired and who died yesterday. I got into a Twitter fight last night with someone who doesn’t admire him one bit, and I’ve got all these ideas flying round and I have to hack up bloody fowls. If I was on Twitter now I’d sign off: #thwarted creativity. Happy holidays!

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      • Gruffbutt December 18, 2011 at 5:22 pm #

        Yes, I was very sad to hear of CH’s death, despite his FAULTS! (I ain’t talking religion here.)

        He was a divisive figure, but an important one. (Should I be doing this? Alert: thread to be turned into something else… Well, you started it 🙂

        I’ll blame his views on Iraq on his appetite for the bottle. (Better get writing, Jennifer, before this thread catches fire. I know that on some other blogs the brickbats would be flying before I’d even finished typing.)

        And yes, AJ, I guess it is, and I dips me lid to a song that demands figgy pudding.

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        • Jennifer Wilson December 19, 2011 at 6:33 am #

          I’ve been wanting to write all weekend and couldn’t because of parties! Will get down to it today, after the clean up!

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  20. gerard oosterman December 18, 2011 at 9:57 pm #

    A lovely song for all the just born.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_7BV-IuyKI
    Vale: Cesaria Evora

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    • Jennifer Wilson December 19, 2011 at 6:34 am #

      I was so sad to hear of Cesaria’s death – she’s one of my favourite singers.

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    • Gruffbutt December 21, 2011 at 11:41 am #

      Thanks, Gerard. That’s beautiful.

      I know very little about her, but I’m going to make an effort to hear more of her stuff.

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