March 31, 2014 3 Comments
Okay, so much more important stuff to write about, but I cannot resist because this one bugs me so much:
Anyone accessing the popular dating site OKCupid with Firefox today is in for a surprise. Instead of the homepage, OKCupid.com is serving Firefox users with a message calling out Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich for his support of California’s Proposition 8, highlighted by a $1000 donation made in 2008. “Mozilla’s new CEO, Brendan Eich, is an opponent of equal rights for gay couples,” the message tells users. “We would therefore prefer that our users not use Mozilla software to access OkCupid.”
Enough of this. Corporate CEO’s surely have all sorts of beliefs that would be considered odious to the average liberal. But somehow gay marriage is the one that we should all be taking collective action on? Hey look, I feel for gays and think they have the right to get married. But I’m not going to apologize for feeling more strongly for the poor and oppressed who are truly struggling just to get by every day in a system that is stacked against them. Do many CEO’s take an Ayn Randian view of the poor in their hammocks? Surely, but where are all the boycotts for this? I just wish there were more to on-line active liberalism these days than a seemingly singular obsession with gay marriage.