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A story today on opposition to same-sex marriages in Virginia contains one concerned citizen's statement about the effect of the images being beamed in from the Golden State:
"You watch this celebration, and I honestly worry about indoctrination," Lux said. "It's like the frog in the water syndrome," Moore added in agreement. "You know, the frog doesn't realize the water around it is heating up until it's boiled. I worry that Americans will get used to these images and they'll throw up their hands and say, 'Who cares?' "
The thing is, I think this woman is right. To argue that representation in the media has no demonstrable effects is to be disingenuous. It's just that there are increasing numbers of people, myself included, who wouldn't mind seeing social conservatives boiled in apathy.

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nondescriptgirl From: nondescriptgirl Date: June 20th, 2008 07:43 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Hear, hear. Well said.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: June 21st, 2008 02:41 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Thanks! It's nice to hear from you, too.
derdriu From: derdriu Date: June 21st, 2008 02:19 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
This post inspired me to look through all the pictures of the first days of same-sex marriages. I must thank you for making my day fantastically happy.
From: (Anonymous) Date: June 23rd, 2008 06:14 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

But actually...

...frogs are smart enough to jump out of a boiling pot. Let's hope our friendly Virginian (I assume she drives a Fiat) isn't quite that smart. She'll be married to a lady before she knows it!!
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: June 24th, 2008 04:04 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: But actually...

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