One of my favorite traits about myself—who else would say such a sentence but an asshole? There once was a guy in my class during my third semester of college who I used to be friends with. So he and I had a class together with two of my other friends who actually happen to be some of my best friends. Nope, he was seemingly on a mission to simply make people feel bad about themselves whenever he felt like it.
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Asshole of the month
I remember one of the first TV debates I had on the then-strange question of civil marriage for gay couples. A young fellow named Evan Wolfson who had written a dissertation on the subject in got in touch, and the world immediately felt less lonely. Then a breakthrough in Hawaii, where the state supreme court ruled for marriage equality on gender equality grounds. No gay group had agreed to support the case, which was regarded at best as hopeless and at worst, a recipe for a massive backlash. A local straight attorney from the ACLU, Dan Foley, took it up instead, one of many straight men and women who helped make this happen. And when we won, and got our first fact on the ground, we indeed faced exactly that backlash and all the major gay rights groups refused to spend a dime on protecting the breakthrough … and we lost.
Know When You’re the Asshole
Editor's note : This was a hard decision for me to make. Initially, I was thinking of a person at PayPal who could make a difference and make PayPal a better service, but chose not to because he or she is an emotionless hack. Reading it without rolling my eyes was a challenge. I was insulted that I was being lied to -- straight to my face.