And still there are queer people who fought for the right to fight for their country in the armed forces.
Somehow, I'm not entirely convinced the country deserves them.
I want to talk about an activism technique that I call "Poke a Bigot in the Eye." Recently there has been a flurry of obnoxious, failtastic incidents including:
* "straightening" gay characters in young adult fiction
* sexism in comic books
* homophobia in Orson Scott Card's rewrite of Hamlet
I also got to talking with xjenavivex about an article she's developing on Internet trolls, a topic closely related to bigotry and oppression. It seems like a good idea to describe the technique for general reference.
( Collapse )