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Tuesday, July 09, 2013

A map that deliberately blurs lines

A group has created a map charting acceptance and resistance to homosexual politick across earth.
To mark International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, the International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA) has released a map (above) charting the rights of homosexuals around the world
I believe their claim that it tracks "hatred" is overstating their case.

The group willfully obfuscates in some respects actual deprivations of rights and simple resistance towards various policy ideas.  This makes it more difficult to draw attention to actual abuses of humans, I would think.  Since it also lists resistance as "anger" it deliberately obfuscates different motivations and beliefs towards homosexuality and homosexuals, possibly deliberately blurring the descriptive lines, for what ends I hesitate to guess.

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