now, i just wonder how long would it just take him to know how to smoke the cigarettes that he is selling? or probably he is already.
its just sad seeing this in a bookstore.
when the entire academe is struggling to enlighten people that homosexuality is not a psychological sickness, there are still a lot of people and establishment that still lives in this notion.
take for example, this book store that labels homosexual books under the psychology section. the books that were dimly highlighted in red, were the series of ladlad books, gay dar, black pajamas etc. which were supposed to be under philippine literature section. since these books are compilations of poetry, prose, essays and short stories and didn't tackle any concept of personality disorders, hormones, hypothalamus or even the so-called gay genes.
i remember this ad by abs cbn way back memory lane.
i was around 5 or 6 that time. but i could still clearly remember it. there were these children saying their rights and this picture reminded me of one of those lines.
"karapatan magkaroon ng pamilyang mag-aaruga sa akin (the right to have a family that would love and take care of me)"
"karapatan sa edukasyon, pagkain, pananamit at ligtas na tirahan (the right for education, food, clothing and safe home)".
oh well, life is indeed, full of irony and various contradictions.