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.

@garfiald I can read fine, guy. But when people go word salad like Foucault it carries no useful information. I said nothing about being heterosexual, let alone claim it; your presumption to that effect negates you’re pal’s own thesis and proves my point. To create a value dichotomy between the good polymorphously perverse and those poor, benighted people who won’t just have sex willy nilly is literally a hierarchy. I know y’all pretend words don’t have meaning, but they do. “Gay” is one.


@Shufei it seems to me that you aren't familiar with the idea of context. maybe you haven't heard of basic linguistics, such as the siddon principle?

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@garfiald Good job raising the level of discourse. You’re really showing your true colours here.

@garfiald PS, the “siddon” meme is cruel bigotry to those of us whose first language isn’t English. Just a thought, for the cool leftie kids who care about such things.

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