If anyone is wondering what I've been up to, I've spent the last 3 weeks staring at this extract from a 1982 interview of Michel Foucault and steadily losing my fucking mind

@garfiald I hate that this basically makes sense to me and I basically agree, given what the words are, and the order that they're in


@Manurweibling I was literally about to @ you. Like thinking about how he distinguishes "gay" from "homosexual", and basically defines "gay" as "the pursuit of sexual liberation", and opposes it to "acting according to nominal norms" seemed like it might interest you

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@garfiald I've been an accidental Foucauldian (whomst has never read a book) for YEARS

honestly what he's talking about fits directly into my hot takes about how straight men having sex with men isn't gay because they restrict that sex from coloring their whole lives

@Manurweibling absolutely!!! its literally that!!! its worth pointing out that this stuff which he said a lot in interviews from 1980 to his death doesn't explicitly show up in any of his books so its not a well known "Foucault theory"

@Manurweibling @garfiald
This reminds me of how I separate “straight” from heterosexual, when I bitch about straight people.

@AudreyJune this is totally valid imo but I think you already knew that opinion of mine

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