Skip to comments.Sally Ride didn't want to be a gay icon
Posted on 07/24/2012 7:11:47 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Sally Ride showed Generation X girls the skys the limit literally.
We could do anything boys could do and sometimes better. If we wanted to go into space, our gender couldnt and wouldnt stop us. If we studied hard enough and trained our brains, the glass ceiling could be shattered.
Amid all the girl power that Ride taught women, one barrier the first American woman in space chose not to break was sexuality. When she died on Monday at age 61 from pancreatic cancer, it emerged that Ride had a partner. As one friend on Facebook wrote, in jest, That lady astronaut was gay.
Yes, Sally Ride, a theoretical astrophysicist, American hero and feminist icon, was a lesbian...
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
She didn’t want it, but the mainstream media’s trumpeting it a lot after her passing.
And a lot of gays are upset that she didn’t come out when she was alive.
The gleeful hypocrisy of this writer is beyond pathetic.
I have to admit I was very disappointed to find out she was a lesbian.
No one at the Post was smart enough to ask “Ummmm....why are we bashing gay identity politics in a section devoted entirely to female identity politics?”
Doesn’t matter. I’ve always admired her. Got me introduced to “Mustang Sally”
I understand that Buzz Aldrin is a “left dresser” and I find that it empowers me to announce that I too am a left dresser.
“We could do anything boys could do and sometimes better” is about as stupid a statement as it is possible to make yet no one ever corrects them.
The Olympics are coming up. Lets just check the times and distances (for events which are the same) and you will not see girls doing anything as well as boys and most certainly not better.
Oh don’t be fooled by the things they purposely put in to make it seem they are similar. Such as men run 110 meter hurdles over high hurdles. Women run 100 meters over medium high hurdles.
Men throw a 16 pound shot, women throw a much lighter one.
Check the times in the 100 meters. The men’s times will be so superior that an excellent high school boy would beat the women’s world record.
Can women lift the same weight as men? No the can’t and it is not even close.
On the other hand, women can do things men can’t do such as having babies and providing milk for them. Women can usually do very precision work requiring very nimble fingers.
In other words men and women are different, no matter how many lies are told and believed by the stupid among us.
Come on people! Didn’t you all know she was a lesbian. Captain Obvious! Even when I was a little kid - everyone knew - like Jodi Foster, Barry Manilow, or Hillary! Duh.
Why do they have to do this to her now?
Sex is supposed to be private. Good on her.
What exactly did “they” do? Turn her lesbian post mortem?
She made her life choices when she could. I’ll give her credit that she was not a bull, but its still a pity.
Imagine what she could have done if she was normal.
Laughing my head off!
I must say that I wasn’t “disappointed” or “surprised” really; but, I was grateful that she had the class not to shove it in our faces and make her accomplishments be about her being “gay”.
Why is that? Sally Ride was a hero to all.
I am guessing schools who teach about her will emphasize her being a lesbian.
I agree. While I cannot stand those who lisp by choice, folks who go the other way and make no demands on the rest of us should be left alone. If Ms Ride wanted to keep her private life from public view, it is sad that someone violated her wishes.
“I am guessing schools who teach about her will emphasize her being a lesbian.”
The textbooks are being rewritten even as we speak, to read “The First LESBIAN Astronaut”...
You know, I really don’t care about sexual orientation. Just don’t rub it in my face. And don’t tell me that non-heterosexual behavior is “normal”. If is was, we wouldn’t be here.
I didn't. I don't look at people and automatically wonder which way they swing.
Unless she was hanging all over another woman in broad daylight in the middle of the town square, I wouldn't notice. Or care.
We never suspected a thing. Thanks 2ndDivisionVet.
I’m sure her children will be pleased by all the praises and accolades upon her death .... queer, oh never mind.
so women have the babies, breast feed and have nimble fingers?....wow....thanks for all the compliments.../sarcasm/
good for her I say...she kept her life her life, and no one else's....
As i have gotten older i am a left dresser and the family jewels go to the right and hang lower
BUMP what you said. Excellent.
Ride CHOSE not to be part of the faggot brigade that exists simply to stick a thumb in the eye of normal people.
My admiration for Sally Ride just became greater.
Exactly. Here is a woman who wanted to keep her sexuality private but the media wanted another “gay hero” so they trashed her wishes and outed her. The media is disgusting. And the worst part is, they think they are doing something noble by telling the world Ride was a lesbian. They should be ashamed of themselves, but they have no shame.
That was just some examples but pretty amazing what women can do. Also amazing what they think they can do but can’t.
Men are larger, stronger, and faster. That cannot be argued, at least intellectually.
There is another interesting difference. While males and females have just about exactly equal IQs, with girls having just the slightest edge, Men totally dominate at the genius level.
Same here !
Just be sure to stand before you flush.
The differences in the way men and women think and view their worlds are greater than liberal academia would ever admit. For example, most women, even geniuses, cannot walk up to a wall and straighten a crooked picture frame by eye. (shrug)
Yeah, well, Big Woop to those folks. I kind of agree with Debbie Schlussel, hard-ass muzzie & DHS buster from Dearborn:
The mainstream news media and many Americans are remembering Sally Ride, who died today at age 61, as though she were some sort of American hero for being the first female astronaut. She was not. Not even close. Instead, she was the beneficiary of militant feminism, in whose ranks she was proudly present, along with blatant gender-based affirmative action. Many male astronauts and astronauts-in-waiting were far more qualified, had more experience, and had been waiting much longer for a ticket to ride on the space shuttle. But they were passed over because NASA had just instituted affirmative action and wanted to please feminists. This isnt just me guessing about this or my opinion. Its fact, and its well known and NASA bragged about it, passing over a Black astronaut, Lt. Col. Guion Bluford, who was far more qualified and had trained as an astronaut long before her. Bluford eventually went to space on the next ride, but many others never got to go because they were displaced by Ride and other women who filled the affirmative action quota seat on each major space flight thereafter.
And here I always thought left was just the normal angle of the dangle. I seem to be right in everything else.
Gawd!..I just checked and I am too!!.....maybe its why were so smart!!!
we need a gov funded study!!!.... /s
You don’t suppose Australians are predominantly right dressers do you?
and after that money runs out...I think our next project should be... as to which way a flushed toilet bowl flows in the different hemispheres and why?...(counter-clockwise in the northern BTW...do your own DD)..
*see..I was right wasn't I!....and 1/2 the freepers that read this thread just flushed for nothing!....*W*
Most sensible post so far. I wonder how many astronaut-qualified males were passed over to allow this female her chance at breaking the glass ceiling.
“She didnt want it, but the mainstream medias trumpeting it a lot after her passing”
The “reporter” devotes 13 of 15 paragraphs to Ride’s sexual proclivities, against her expressed wishes, one day after her death. The left just can’t waste an opportunity to expose the “feet of clay” on anyone who does anything genuinely heroic.
What this article really “exposes” is the complete lack of class of both the reporter and the Wash Post.
Good Post. Sally Ride was a class act and did not use her sexuality for gain, nor fame, nor politics.
Yes. She did however not make an issue out of it, shove it in peoples face and demand acceptance and praise for it.
They don’t give women different hurdle heights and weights in track and field events to ‘make them seem similar’, but to fit them to their physical scale and capabilities.
Sports can be just as exhilarating for women as for men and just as much a challenge. You sound like you resent women competing in sports at all.
Horses can run much faster than men, but that doesn’t mean men’s races are without merit.
Nope, they're IMMORAL!
In the immortal words of Andrew Breitbart, “SO?”
President Obama would’ve been more proud of her accomplishments if she’d been a muslim.
This was known before she died. Now that she can’t protest, the disgusting Leftist media will make sure they trash her name to promote their homosexual agenda.
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