selkie @selkie ?active 6 months, 2 weeks ago
selkie commented on the blog post Vintage homophobia: Tips for when you meet a lesbian from 1988 6 months, 2 weeks ago · View
The fact that now both feministing and jezebel don’t understand that this was satire written by lesbians *and* that both blogs called it “dated” when it so tracks with my experiences with straight women feminists in 2014 is a sign of how utterly not dated it is. I would just add “do not assume that [...]
Even though I agree that the existence of a movie for young girls in which romance is completely absent is a good and rare thing itself. I’m not really okay with all the hand-wringing over how it’s problematic to interpret this Merrida as a lesbian. It seems particularly obnoxious to tag a post “queer” when [...]
I totally agree.
I think it’s especially annoying considering how often the most strident “abnormal” are from upper-class bohemian queer meccas and are defining “normal” and bad as having the culture of the less cool, more working-class, more rural places.
Lesbian shouldn’t be treated like a synonym for hip.