Intersectional Follies

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  1. posted by Tom Scharbach on

    I don’t know about “Intersectional Follies”, but I remember clearly the intense friction in the gay rights movement during the 1970’s between gay men, who assumed leadership as a right (in tune with the male-dominant culture of the times), and lesbians, who decried that assumption and fought back. The LGBT rights movement almost fractured over that issue, and the echoes of that fracture remain.

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  2. posted by Jorge on

    This article has much to offer, and it brings to my mind a line from a video game I’m playing: “Even a broken clock is right twice a year. You’re halfway there now.”

    I find it amusing that someone who decries the delegitimization of the lived gay male experience and use of certain language has no shame in calling a gay columnist so odious he almost implies the columnist isn’t living a genuinely gay experience. I don’t find it amusing that someone who talks about effeminate men and gay men as if they’re not quite the same thing has any business making claims about who is and is not really secretly gay.

    Too much certainty and not enough humility is a deep failing.

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  3. posted by Kosh III on

    Once again it’s a triviality that 99 44/100% of US gay people neither know nor care about.

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    • posted by Jorge on

      The tension between white privilege and the woke power movement?

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