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 don’t want to be gay, so... Apparently I’m less than, not part of the hip rebel set. Seems like a hierarchy to me. 🤷🏽‍♀️

@garfiald Wow, that’s quite a misinterpretation. Who said anything about heteros?

@Shufei you did. if you dont conspire to restrict modes of life by constricting your sexual choices, then you fit within the text's definition of "gay". If you aren't comfortable being described by that particular word, that does not take away from the fact that the text is not subjecting you to the "hierarchy" you claim it promotes. in either case, you should learn to read.


@Shufei "people should strive to create new relations, which i like to call 'being gay'", is not the same statement as "people should call themselves gay"

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@garfiald Gay means people who are attracted to people of the same gender and more or less only so. More specifically men who are so. Foucault’s cutesy poo word games only muddle basic information.

Being gay is not something to want. It is not something to *not* want. It merely is. And yes, fuck etiology too, biological or otherwise. To “desire” to “be gay” is pure sophistry.

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