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June 15th, 2005
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Identity, Orientation, Behavior and Slash

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From:talktooloose
Date:June 15th, 2005 07:56 pm (UTC)
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This way of approaching sexuality matches my thinking quite a bit. That's why I go crazy with "we have no choice; don't hate us" as a default mode for queer politics. I prefer, "sexuality between consenting adults is no one else's business".

Of course some aspects of sexuality are a choice and a choice that should be respected. This is why I accept people's self-definition. I can't stand people saying, "you're not really str8". Because these words have no clear objective meaning.

I self-identify as gay but I recognize that I use the label as a convenience and it makes me wonder how defining myself might have limited my interactions in life.
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From:mofic
Date:June 15th, 2005 09:18 pm (UTC)
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That's why I go crazy with "we have no choice; don't hate us" as a default mode for queer politics.

I hate that, too. The whole "it's not our fault" position assumes there's something wrong with being gay. I really think sexuality is just morally neutral at base. It doesn't mean that sex - homo or hetero - can't be used in an immoral way. People can use all human activities for evil purposes (which is why it's a good thing there are superheroes in the world! What do you mean they aren't real? Don't tell me that!) and sex is no exception. But im-strong-o there's nothing morally better or worse about sex based on gender preference of partner or partners.

I self-identify as gay but I recognize that I use the label as a convenience and it makes me wonder how defining myself might have limited my interactions in life.


Interesting. I feel that self-identifying as lesbian facilitates the interactions I want, but we've already discussed our very different views of community...
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From:talktooloose
Date:June 16th, 2005 01:49 pm (UTC)
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My community-phobia got me in trouble with a friend last week and now I'm all (twitch-twitch) twitchy about it.

Of course there are superheroes. One of them is named I.M. Strong-O!
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From:mofic
Date:June 16th, 2005 02:16 pm (UTC)
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My community-phobia got me in trouble with a friend last week and now I'm all (twitch-twitch) twitchy about it.

Sorry to bring up a twitchy subject.

Of course there are superheroes. One of them is named I.M. Strong-O!

Bwah!
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