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

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From:mofic
Date:June 17th, 2005 11:40 am (UTC)

Re: Identity etc.

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Just to add a point, that might clarify. You said,

The second is something I take so for granted I keep forgetting to explain myself when the topic of identity comes up

What I'm saying is I think you'd learn more about others' perceptions of identity if you didn't explain yourself, didn't feel the need to say that you think identity claiming is vieux jeu. I think you'd gain more by listening to what others get out of it than you do by announcing that you get nothing (and I'm saying that not only from general theoretical principles but from having seen what happens to you when you make that kind of announcement). So, I'm not only suggesting that you not take for granted the idea that identity claiming is passe for others, but that you open yourself up a little more to thinking about what it means ot others by not stressing the fact that it's of no use to you, and perhaps not even announcing that.
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