Here at the Pernicious Tit, we are great advocates for Equality. Therefore, we are concerned with recent reports coming out of Russia, such as This One, where homosexual people are facing persecution. In their homes even.
Obviously this news is distressing and such manoeuvres by a government against its own citizens recalls the approach of such horrific periods as the Inquisition and the Holocaust.
All of this is bad enough, but it comes ahead of Russia hosting the next Winter Olympic Games in Sochi. Many Equal Rights advocates are pushing for nations to boycott these Games in solidarity. Everyone else is making the case against this, (here, here, and here just to name a few) although many of these voices shouting against a boycott are similar to the voices that want to convince you, Dear Friends, that group action is Fruitless and Ineffectual. We believe it is not, but that is for another post.
One of the Main Arguments against an Olympic Boycott is that the “athletes worked so hard and it’s not their fault” and “some of these Winter sports have no other public venue” and that it is “Unfair” and would “Prove nothing”. Well, Friends, what is unfair is being thrown into prison because someone does not like you. That is significantly less fair than getting to Bobsled with Attention.
But we are not without compassion, which is why we should hold a Rainbow Games concurrently with the next Winter Olympics. A previous venue, such as Lillehammer, Lake Placid, or Turin, should open their facilities to those athletes unwilling to support the Russian regime. Make awards, television contracts and get sponsorships from like-minded companies and individuals.
It is time to Stand Up and demand equality for all humans. Tits too.