"if you don't have a strategy, you're part of someone else's strategy."
– a. toffler
"What can we do today, so that tomorrow we can do what we are unable to do today?"
– Paulo Freire
I have to object to referring to LGBTQ* folks as ‘queers’ in general, especially in a post aimed mostly at straight people. It’s still a slur, and that is exactly how it is used as a slur.
firstly, I definitely don’t think the post’s aimed “mostly at straight people”. the original was aimed at men, and I’d strongly disagree that (for example) gay men don’t frequently speak over women etc. at meetings
as for the point about it being a slur, it’s the whole debate about reclaiming language, right? some reclaim “queer” as an adjective, some as a noun, and some hate the word and don’t want to reclaim it. obviously your objection to the term is entirely valid, but so’s the use of it by other queer people, right?
reclaiming is in the way it’s used as a slur is exactly how people try to reclaim things, normally :)
on one level: yes, totally!
on another level: the way you said it made it sound like (a) “black people” and “women” are two separate groups (b) the civil rights movement was to blame for sexism, or something?
I dunno your background, obv, but I think it’s worth mentioning that anti-racist movements throughout history have had both feminist and patriarchal parts, and the blame for that lies (in my eyes) solely in the patriarchal society that we live in, and at the door of those who benefit from the system without doing anything to change it
mega-apologies! I found it somewhere other than your blog, but that doesn’t make it OK. I’ll add a link into the two places I’ve used it ^_^ thanks for not being angry at me!
burning in hell with other capitalist ideologies <3
aah thank you! I’m really glad people are starting to find the blog useful ^_^ maybe contribute something?
reading yr blog, I feel like you could have good thoughts about music and radicalism?
up the punks!
oh wow that’s like the nicest ask ever - thanks anon!
I’ll convert you yet ;)
ooh, great to know, thanks for sharing!
what sorta split around tactics, if you don’t mind providing more info?
Ah, that’s really sweet!
Maybe read something like Anarchy in Action by Colin Ward? good book covering concrete instances of radical theory, sounds like just what you’d need to put you on the road to conversion ;)