June 25, 2012
Two Intactivist contingents in SF Pride: Commentators tongue-tiedTwo Intactivist contingents marched in San Francisco's Gay Pride parade on Sunday.
The parade's theme was global equality. Intactivists were marching for equality of the sexes. TV commentators were embarassed, inaccurate and awkward.
For the MGMBill contingent, the commentary was, to say the least, uninformative:
Donna Sachet: As we said, every contingent has a place in this parade, and we have, uh, uh, MGMbill right here.
For the Bay Area Intactivists contingent, the running commentary was even more awkward:
Michelle Meow: This next organization, um, actually... very interesting... and, and we keep saying this all throughout the San Francisco Pride Parade celebration, is, you've got, uh, every group has got their own feelings, they've got got their own kind of mission going...
(fumbling to find her card stating what BAI is about)
This next group is Bay Area InACTIVISTS (sic). Founded in 2001, they are... Bay Area InACTIVISTS is a human rights organization with members working to eradicate all forms of genital mutilation, including routine infant circumcision.
(awkward dead silence)
Kind of a topic that uh, I mean, uh, I, I, I... (She petas out. Donna apparently feels the need to remind her that she's not to diss the participants:)
Donna Sachet: As we said, there's a place for everyone in the Parade and you can be a part of the parade next year if you have something you want to represent. So we welcome everyone in the parade.