Monday, 2 December 2013

What's News?

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I am currently watching the 10 O'Clock news and a breaking news story is the fact that Tom Daley has came out to be dating a man. Towards the end of the show Daley's face was also seen to be plastered across the front of tomorrow's tabloids; reporters protesting how great this is for LGBT equality. How is that headline news?! The news had people wittering on about how brave he is and how it will make it easier for other young people to come out. Exactly what about plastering it as shocking headline news will make it easier. You know what would make it easier, making it normal. Dating a man should be just as normal as dating a woman. This is by no means a criticism of Daley; more a criticism of society and the media. What Daley did by making a Youtube video was normalise what he had to say; there was no big drama or spread in a trashy woman's magazine. There was just a man telling people he is happy to be dating someone and it doesn't matter if that someone is a man or a woman. Some people like men, some people like women, some people like both and some people like neither; that's just how it is, time to get over it.

For those of you who haven't seen Daley's video here it is:


Hannah x

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