Quick hit: Santa’s elves urge repeal of discriminatory policy

A little belated holiday cheer for you. Bilerico is reporting, via a publication I don’t often read, “The North Pole Gazette,” that in the post-Christmas season, some of Santa’s elves are calling for the repeal of the workshop’s “Shut Up, Make Toys” policy.

“I didn’t like it then, and I don’t like it now,” Smizzle said, as he sat in the elf cafeteria. “I refuse to hide who I am anymore. It’s unnatural. And it makes me so cranky I hardly ever whistle while I work.”

Smizzle emphasized that, in his view, this is an issue of fundamental fairness. “I do the same high-quality work as everyone else. I work dawn to dusk like everyone else. I wear the same curly felt shoes as everyone else.

“I just happen to be gay. And that’s not something I should have to hide,” said the elf between yawns.
He added, “Bottom line, I’ve had it up to my jingle bells with this discriminatory SUMT.”

I wish Smizzle and the other workshop elves all the best in their struggle for equal rights. You can read the rest here.

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Chloe Angyal is a journalist and scholar of popular culture from Sydney, Australia. She joined the Feministing team in 2009. Her writing about politics and popular culture has been published in The Atlantic, The Guardian, New York magazine, Reuters, The LA Times and many other outlets in the US, Australia, UK, and France. She makes regular appearances on radio and television in the US and Australia. She has an AB in Sociology from Princeton University and a PhD in Arts and Media from the University of New South Wales. Her academic work focuses on Hollywood romantic comedies; her doctoral thesis was about how the genre depicts gender, sex, and power, and grew out of a series she wrote for Feministing, the Feministing Rom Com Review. Chloe is a Senior Facilitator at The OpEd Project and a Senior Advisor to The Harry Potter Alliance. You can read more of her writing at chloesangyal.com

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