Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Photo of the day: Sperm dance against gay marriage, abortion

Ok, there was, like, a massive demonstration in San Juan, Puerto Rico over the weekend where conservative political leaders like Congressman Jorge De Castro Font and some religious leaders were joined by thousands in a protest against same-sex marriage (and, on a ligher scale, against abortion rights).

This in light of proposed changes to the island's civil code that would allow same-sex couples to have access to civil unions.

Movingly, some of the organizers saw it fit to dress their kids as - ehem - sperm and, hm, teach them sperm choreography by the look of the photo above (from El Nuevo Dia). At least they were painted with the rainbow colors although I'm not so certain that it was in honor of gay pride month.

I'm also not so sure they meant it in jest. No, I'm pretty sure they were pretty serious.

So is it so damn wrong of me to be rolling on the floor laughing?


miss wild thing said...

Oh thank god no one got pregnant from this!

Littlemilk said...

I was just having a discussion concerning Latin culture and machisma/machista the other day . . . this reverence for sperm would have come in handy.

Pun intended . . .

But I mean if the mothers are dressing their babies up to save the sperm, those conservatives have got to be some serious dicker lovers. No?

Ladrón de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

My mom used to dress me up as a little sperm for Halloween. Maybe that's why I've always been so fond of it and also think it's sacred. That's why I only share it with guys I really like.

ReallyEvilCanine said...

Unfair! 25 years ago I got sent home from school and threatened with a 5-day suspension for going to school in a grey sweatsuit on Halloween and telling people I'd dressed up as a sperm. Only now do I find out that all I would have had to have done to avert the hullabaloo was to have worn some "sperm is sacred" button.