Tuesday, July 22, 2008


Just when you thought all the crazies on Earth had decided to abandon home to congregate in the US, someone pulls something off something so sweet that you breathe a huge sigh of relief. I can hold my head up in Europe after all!
The BBC reports:
Three residents of the Greek island of Lesbos have lost an attempt to ban the use of the word "lesbian" to describe gay women.

The residents argued that using the term in reference to gay women insulted their identity. But an Athens court ruled there was no justification for their contention that they felt slighted, saying the word did not define the islanders' identity: Greeks often refer to the island as Mytilene, after its capital.

"This is a good decision for lesbians everywhere," Vassilis Chirdaris, lawyer for the Gay and Lesbian Union of Greece, told Reuters news agency. The island's name was applied to gay women in acknowledgement of the female poet Sappho, who wrote love poems about both women and men in about 600 BC.

The man spearheading the case, publisher Dimitris Lambrou, had claimed that international dominance of the word in its sexual context violated the human rights of the islanders - who call themselves Lesbians - and disgraces them around the world. He argued it caused daily problems to the social life of Lesbos's inhabitants. But the court disagreed, ordering the plaintiffs to pay court expenses of 230 euros ($366), although they could appeal against the decision.
Yes, I feel I can relax now; just look at all the fun you can have for $366. I guess idiots are everywhere after all. But, come on, America! let's show some pride in our own. Are there guys on Lesbos who try to weasel their way out of bad situations by claiming they just have a "wide stance"?


  1. You lost me at Wide Stance. Please explain.

  2. Jen:

    "wide stance":

    Can anyone on Lesbos strain credulity like an American politico caught literally with his pants down?

    I don't think so. In some regions of stupidity, Americans are still king.


    does that help?