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Sally Ride didn't want to be a gay icon
The Washington Post's She The People ^ | July 24, 2012 | Suzi Parker

Posted on 07/24/2012 7:11:47 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Sally Ride showed Generation X girls the sky’s the limit — literally.

We could do anything boys could do and sometimes better. If we wanted to go into space, our gender couldn’t — and wouldn’t — 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 ...


TOPICS: Astronomy; Science; Society
KEYWORDS: doma; gaymarriage; homosexualagenda; homosexuals; kenyanbornmuzzie; lavendermafia; lesbianism; nasa; pinkjournalism; sallyride; space; swrdswllwngsdshw
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1 posted on 07/24/2012 7:11:58 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She didn’t want it, but the mainstream media’s trumpeting it a lot after her passing.


2 posted on 07/24/2012 7:13:01 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

And a lot of gays are upset that she didn’t come out when she was alive.


3 posted on 07/24/2012 7:16:03 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: Olog-hai
If they'll stand on 12 dead bodies to call for "gun control" what won't they do?
4 posted on 07/24/2012 7:16:03 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Instead, Ride lived in a world where we should all live, a place where we celebrate someone for her accomplishments and not her sexual orientation.

The gleeful hypocrisy of this writer is beyond pathetic.

5 posted on 07/24/2012 7:18:19 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: dfwgator

I have to admit I was very disappointed to find out she was a lesbian.


6 posted on 07/24/2012 7:18:51 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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?”


7 posted on 07/24/2012 7:19:34 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (OWS = The Great American Snivel War)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Doesn’t matter. I’ve always admired her. Got me introduced to “Mustang Sally”


8 posted on 07/24/2012 7:20:53 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Ambition Without Talent Is Sad - Talent Without Ambition Is Worse")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


9 posted on 07/24/2012 7:23:30 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“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.


10 posted on 07/24/2012 7:23:49 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: ilovesarah2012

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.


11 posted on 07/24/2012 7:24:43 PM PDT by Mandingo Conservative (Satan was like the first "community organizer", just ask Eve, the first liberal useful idiot!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why do they have to do this to her now?


12 posted on 07/24/2012 7:25:00 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Steyn: "One can argue about whose fault it is, but not ... whose responsibility it is: it's his")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sex is supposed to be private. Good on her.


13 posted on 07/24/2012 7:25:14 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: NonValueAdded

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.


14 posted on 07/24/2012 7:30:19 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: ilovesarah2012
I've reached the point of saying, "ho humm". George Takei is gay and I went, "so?" People should keep their sexuality to themselves. What I think you're reacting to is how the Leftist activist drones turn everything into a sexual or political issue, which is corrupting all of lives.
15 posted on 07/24/2012 7:31:59 PM PDT by Clock King
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To: cripplecreek

Laughing my head off!


16 posted on 07/24/2012 7:33:44 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The left is amoral about using people for their own agenda.
They even use their own. I remember when the FDR memorial
was being planned. There was an endless debate about whether
he should be portrayed as crippled or not, with various advocacy groups weighing in. He worked very hard to give the
impression that he did not have a disability, and I think
that that should have been taken into consideration when
designing the memorial. Of course this never occurred to the
“advocates” and “activists”.
17 posted on 07/24/2012 7:38:10 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

18 posted on 07/24/2012 7:46:38 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: ilovesarah2012

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”.


19 posted on 07/24/2012 7:47:07 PM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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To: ilovesarah2012

Why is that? Sally Ride was a hero to all.


20 posted on 07/24/2012 7:49:19 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Yes, Obama, I had help with my business. MY CUSTOMERS!!)
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To: ExCTCitizen

I am guessing schools who teach about her will emphasize her being a lesbian.


21 posted on 07/24/2012 7:52:18 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Yaelle

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.


22 posted on 07/24/2012 8:00:49 PM PDT by lovesdogs
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To: ilovesarah2012

“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.


23 posted on 07/24/2012 8:03:12 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Mandingo Conservative
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.

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.

24 posted on 07/24/2012 8:04:39 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Running in circles and screaming is not a strategy.)
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We never suspected a thing. Thanks 2ndDivisionVet.


25 posted on 07/24/2012 8:07:07 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m sure her children will be pleased by all the praises and accolades upon her death .... queer, oh never mind.


26 posted on 07/24/2012 8:07:54 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Skittle pooping unicorns are more common than progressives with honor & integrity.)
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To: yarddog

so women have the babies, breast feed and have nimble fingers?....wow....thanks for all the compliments.../sarcasm/


27 posted on 07/24/2012 8:08:15 PM PDT by cherry (/)
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To: LibertarianLiz
I'm not disappointed either...I never thought to investigate her lifestyle all these years....imagine that...not HAVING to know everything about everybody.....

good for her I say...she kept her life her life, and no one else's....

28 posted on 07/24/2012 8:10:44 PM PDT by cherry (/)
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To: cripplecreek

As i have gotten older i am a left dresser and the family jewels go to the right and hang lower


29 posted on 07/24/2012 8:12:01 PM PDT by al baby (“If Barack Obama has a Harvard law degree, he didn’t earn that. Somebody else made that happen.”)
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To: LibertarianLiz

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.


30 posted on 07/24/2012 8:12:52 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Olog-hai

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.


31 posted on 07/24/2012 8:13:08 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: cherry

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.


32 posted on 07/24/2012 8:14:51 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: al baby
As i have gotten older i am a left dresser and the family jewels go to the right and hang lower

Same here !

33 posted on 07/24/2012 8:15:03 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: al baby

Just be sure to stand before you flush.


34 posted on 07/24/2012 8:19:04 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: yarddog
...Men totally dominate at the genius level.

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)

35 posted on 07/24/2012 8:20:03 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: dfwgator

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 isn’t just me guessing about this or my opinion. It’s fact, and it’s 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.


36 posted on 07/24/2012 8:23:40 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: Lancey Howard

And here I always thought left was just the normal angle of the dangle. I seem to be right in everything else.


37 posted on 07/24/2012 8:26:33 PM PDT by eggman (End the Obama occupation of the White House!)
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To: cripplecreek

Gawd!..I just checked and I am too!!.....maybe its why were so smart!!!

we need a gov funded study!!!.... /s


38 posted on 07/24/2012 8:29:29 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: M-cubed

You don’t suppose Australians are predominantly right dressers do you?


39 posted on 07/24/2012 8:31:56 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek
Dress Left, Dress! me too...
40 posted on 07/24/2012 8:38:40 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: cripplecreek
good question for our gov funded study...i can see now we already need more money to complete it....

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*

41 posted on 07/24/2012 8:47:24 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: yarddog

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.


42 posted on 07/24/2012 9:20:55 PM PDT by Mach9
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To: Olog-hai

“She didn’t want it, but the mainstream media’s 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.


43 posted on 07/24/2012 9:47:18 PM PDT by haroldeveryman
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To: Clock King
I've reached the point of saying, "ho humm". George Takei is gay and I went, "so?" People should keep their sexuality to themselves. What I think you're reacting to is how the Leftist activist drones turn everything into a sexual or political issue, which is corrupting all of lives.

Good Post. Sally Ride was a class act and did not use her sexuality for gain, nor fame, nor politics.

44 posted on 07/24/2012 9:56:44 PM PDT by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist. THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Yes. She did however not make an issue out of it, shove it in peoples face and demand acceptance and praise for it.


45 posted on 07/24/2012 10:16:56 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: yarddog

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.


46 posted on 07/24/2012 10:17:08 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: CrazyIvan
The left is amoral about using people for their own agenda.

Nope, they're IMMORAL!

47 posted on 07/24/2012 10:33:17 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

In the immortal words of Andrew Breitbart, “SO?”


48 posted on 07/24/2012 10:36:23 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Revolting cat!

President Obama would’ve been more proud of her accomplishments if she’d been a muslim.


49 posted on 07/24/2012 11:54:16 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


50 posted on 07/25/2012 12:25:20 AM PDT by txrefugee
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