I don’t like using ideas from another blog because it means, to me anyways, that I don’t have enough imagination of my own. But I had to make some comment on the subject of this one – glitter bombing or, the more polite term, glittering. By the way, thank you Jillian for your wonderful blog and, for everyone else, her blog is the first link show below.
Glittering is a form of protest by LGBT activists against public officials and other persons with anti-LGBT views. It is considered by some to be a peaceful way to protest but some feel it could lead to assault charges. If nothing else it does make a mess and some of the glitter could still be around weeks or months after the incident. It’s not something I’d do as it’s not really my style. The only reason I’m even commenting on it is this statement by Newt Gingrich:
“Glitter bombing is clearly an assault and should be treated as such,” he said in an e-mail. “When someone reaches into a bag and throws something on you, how do you know if it is acid or something that stains permanently or something that can blind you? People have every right to their beliefs but no right to assault others.”
Okay, what he says may be true but when I read that statement I couldn’t help but think that he was a hypocrite. I’d say the passing of laws to remove human rights from a small group of people is the cruellest assault of all. He and his kind are doing just that with laws that deprive gays and lesbians marriage equality and, with them, transsexuals discrimination protection. These are basic human rights.
Sorry Newt Gingrich, Tim Pawlenty, and Michele Bachmann, I’m not feeling a lot of sympathy for you or anyone else who wishes to be elected by stomping on the rights of others.
Glitter Bombing? – Jillian Page