One Large Step for America
Since early America, homosexuality has been viewed as a sin; it has been looked down on by a large portion of heterosexual human beings. Those people decided that being ‘gay’ was chosen, and that it could be changed. If you didn’t want to change, then you were wrong, and could be sent to treatment, to become heterosexual.
Can you believe that? They can’t treat cancer, but they can treat sexuality? I think is one of the most insecure, discriminatory ideals a person can have. What is so scary about a person being in love with another person of the same gender. You are not going to catch a disease, you are not going to die, and you are not going to end up becoming like them; it is similar to a man loving a woman, except for the obvious.
So when I read this story, I gained a bit of hope for our society. It dawned on me that maybe, just maybe our country is starting to become more accepting of EVERYONE, not only because we feel like we have to, but because we want to. It is my hope that one day everyone can be accepted in this country, no matter what their gender, sexual orientation, or what their nationality may be. Any state that still allows for these ‘treatment’ centers, needs to take some notes from California’s playbook and allow people to marry someone because they love them, not live their lives alone or in secret, because they are forced to.
Going viral can increase your popularity instantly, just ask South Korean sensation PSY who recently posted a music video for his song Gangnam Style. His video hit 200 million views in just two months. PSY is a man with a grand sense of humor and a lack of dance skill to go with it; ask him if he cares. The man takes his lack of dance skill and makes a music video that you can’t help but smile while watching. His supporting cast could possibly be funnier than he is. With remixes and parodies popping up all over the internet, PSY has made his way into becoming one of the most popular persons of 2012.
Youtube is starting to have a huge impact on our society, whether it be good or bad. We have videos of people doing things they most likely shouldn’t be doing, just for a couple of views, and we have people making parodies, good or bad, that are causing a stir all over the world (yes, I am talking about the poorly produced movie that ended in the death of multiple innocent people in Libya). Decide for yourself if the impact that youtube has made in this world is good or bad, but PSY decided to take advantage of it in a harmless, humorous way. So remember, if you are going to try and impress the world with that irrelevant talent you have, make sure you are not going to offend anyone, make sure its safe to perform, and throw in a dance that looks like you are riding a horse and you should do just fine.
My name is Sean O’Mara and I am a senior at UW-Stout. I am studying Professional Communication and Emerging Media with a concentration in Applied Journalism. The reason I am in an intro class as a Senior is because I just switched majors last semester. I realized, as of late, that writing is a passion of mine, and I hope to continue with it in the future.
I don’t have the most writing experience, but I have found that it is a great stress reliever and it keeps me on my toes by always getting me to think in new ways. The most writing I have done out of class is writing a short story for Prometheus. Prometheus is a creative arts journal through the University.
My life goal is to write a full length fiction novel and have it published. I don’t care if only 3 people buy the book, it would still be an accomplishment just to get it published. I have not done a lot of blogging in the past, but I am excited to learn more about it and see what different blogging techniques everyone uses.