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ok fingers crossed might delete later. here's my stupid essay attempting to synthesize my reflections on trying to navigate the quite intense discourse regarding queer vocabulary and identity.
cw for extreme discourse, mentions of various iterations of queerphobia (this is an essay about "the discourse", after all)
@mcmansionhell I'm reminded of an excerpt from a book called "Lesbian Health Matters" which my mom read in med school in the early 80s. It's too much to type out here, but I posted it on birbsite a while back: https://twitter.com/lcdpowell/status/1028428107471101952 (I still need to finish that thread…)
TL;DR of the excerpt is "In fact: there is probably no statement about our relationships and sexuality which would hold true for all [lesbians]." The label is convenient, but it isn't prescriptive of actions or even identity.
Personally, I think insisting "the label means one thing and you must follow it or you are Not Valid" is the very antithesis of queerness, but that's just me.
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