Wednesday, June 11, 2008

More queer invisibility

By LindaBeth

This Boston Herald headline describes a lesbian couple as "galpals."

The article refers to their being lesbians, and that they are in fact a couple, but I'm not sure how being lesbians got equated to "just friends" in the headline. Way to make their sexuality invisible!

This on the back of the "obscenity" of lesbians kissing.

(via feministing)

(Cross-posted to Smart Like Me.)

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  • And just think -- only the other day you were protesting too much how it's about SO MUCH MORE than sexuality. Having your pussy and eating it too.

    By Blogger QueersOnTheRise, at 4:31 PM  

  • Your irrelevant crassness aside, queer folk tend to either be reduced to their sex acts or their sexuality is made invisible by being called "long time friends." My previous post argued, among many other things, the former. this one addresses the latter. Both are equally problematic.

    You seem unable to think of queer relationships like your own. You would agree you and your partner's relationship is comprised of both sex and friendship? Or if not yours, do you not agree that marriages or committed, often cohabiting relationships are multifaceted, involving emotional, and sexual intimacy, among other things.

    Then why can't you understand why you would never refer to a person's spouse as their "buddy" without inaccurately representing it? Or by calling a committed partner someone's "fuck buddy" without doing that relationship some sort of injustice?

    Your homophobia and bigotry is beyond me.

    By Blogger lindabeth, at 9:46 PM  

  • I know what you're saying. I'm basically kidding around. But really, even if gay marriage is legal in the whole country one day, most people don't relate to homosexuality -- and they NEVER will. Cher (very, ultra liberal) cried when she found out her daughter was a lesbian. That didn't mean she loved her any less. I, and many other people world-wide, are simply tired of being lectured to.

    By Blogger QueersOnTheRise, at 11:42 AM  

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