Thursday, May 19, 2011

Activism At It's Finest

Today a lot of activism takes place on the internet, effectively spreading the word about social movements and rallying people who otherwise may not become involved, or who now are able to be involved in new ways. Even so, it is awesome to see examples of some good old-fashioned protesting. In the video posted below, a gay rights advocate poured glitter all over Newt Gingrich's head during a book-signing. Gingrich, a former Speaker and now Republican Presidential Candidate for the 2012 election, is also avidly anti-gay. Feministing.com sums up Gingrich well saying, "Our boy Newt is well-known for his bigotry, most recently it being discovered that he secretly funneled $350, 000 to anti-LGBT hate groups last year." As the protester poured the glitter on Gingrich's head, he exclaimed, "Feel the rainbow, Newt. Stop the hate. Stop anti-gay politics. It's dividing our country, and it's not fixing our economy."

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