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marginlized Donating Member (219 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-08-11 02:29 PM
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37. Curious
Im just curious, are the ideas expressed in your essay yours, or are they based on some reading assignments? If you had sources from your class, what were they? Ive been to quite a few pride events, starting in 1972, and have never seen anything like what you describe.

Even during my one day at the Dore Alley - about as radical as you can get - I didnt see anyone having sex, unless you count being whipped as public sex. Plenty of nudity, yes, and all manner of raunchy costume, of course. But then I wasnt there for the evening. And, its funny, but these days I think there are more heterosexuals at Folsom Street than gays and lesbians.

But since when is parading in silly costumes radical? Mummers have been at it since the 17th Century?! Carnival and Fat Tuesday arent new.

To second the point a prior poster made, I dont think gay pride events are breaking new ground. The part thats upsetting the horses, as always, is the gay part.
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  -Wrote about queer anti-assimilation: Would like input. Paradoxical  Mar-06-11 08:01 PM   #0 
  - Interesting.  David__77   Mar-06-11 08:15 PM   #1 
  - Yeah I am reading a short essay from an author who was in one of those collectives.  Paradoxical   Mar-06-11 11:19 PM   #14 
     - I have really struggled over it.  David__77   Mar-07-11 01:10 AM   #22 
  - I get the need for self-expression and "I am what I am"  auntsue   Mar-06-11 08:25 PM   #2 
  - Sure...  ZombieHorde   Mar-06-11 08:33 PM   #3 
  - Still working on grammer and spelling.  Paradoxical   Mar-06-11 08:48 PM   #6 
  - There's always going to counter-culture groups, and more prominent in excluded minorities.  TheWraith   Mar-06-11 08:38 PM   #4 
  - It's funny you say that because I'm bi.  Paradoxical   Mar-06-11 08:47 PM   #5 
     - It's a very important distinction to make, and not nearly enough people do.  TheWraith   Mar-07-11 12:42 AM   #21 
  - You know.....  Uta   Mar-06-11 10:23 PM   #7 
  - Oh great  Uta   Mar-06-11 10:33 PM   #8 
  - I'm not very radical either.  Jamastiene   Mar-07-11 07:22 PM   #27 
     - Well,...  Uta   Mar-07-11 07:29 PM   #28 
        - Lol, you RADICAL you!  Jamastiene   Mar-07-11 07:38 PM   #29 
  - I read your essay again  Uta   Mar-06-11 10:45 PM   #9 
     - Okay. On 3rd reading of your essay.....  Uta   Mar-06-11 10:57 PM   #10 
     - You are betraying your rage by attempting to isolate me from your "people"...  Paradoxical   Mar-06-11 11:01 PM   #12 
        - I would like to see, for once, a more "everyday people"  Jamastiene   Mar-07-11 07:47 PM   #30 
           - Radical writings are radical writings.  Paradoxical   Mar-07-11 09:03 PM   #31 
           - I fear that "radical "is getting a bad rap here  mitchtv   Mar-07-11 10:46 PM   #34 
              - Yay!  Uta   Mar-07-11 10:50 PM   #35 
     - The essay discusses pride parades because the test prompt says so.  Paradoxical   Mar-06-11 10:59 PM   #11 
        - I'm backing away slowly.........  Uta   Mar-06-11 11:12 PM   #13 
           - This is called projection. You're backing away from something that you do not understand.  Paradoxical   Mar-06-11 11:21 PM   #15 
              - You stated that you wanted imput.  Uta   Mar-06-11 11:32 PM   #16 
                 - What you gave me is not intellectual input. Which is what I wanted.  Paradoxical   Mar-06-11 11:34 PM   #17 
                    - Good luck in your quest  Uta   Mar-06-11 11:38 PM   #18 
                       - As you can see there have already been others who have given me input.  Paradoxical   Mar-06-11 11:41 PM   #19 
  - As a  Scottybeamer70   Mar-07-11 12:06 AM   #20 
  - This paragraph makes no logical sense to me...  FreeState   Mar-07-11 01:37 AM   #23 
  - Resisting assimilation involves countering the hetero-normative vision of sexuality.  Paradoxical   Mar-07-11 09:08 PM   #32 
  - This fundamentally misunderstands the LGBT community by relying on heteronormative stereotypes  Prism   Mar-07-11 03:45 PM   #24 
  - Thank you, Prism.  cate94   Mar-07-11 04:33 PM   #25 
  - I've been to 4 or 5 Southern Decadence parades in New Orleans (including last years)....  Rowdyboy   Mar-07-11 06:10 PM   #26 
  - sounds a little way out to me  mitchtv   Mar-07-11 10:39 PM   #33 
  - you sound young. when you are 19 you want to stand out for you radical sexuality  La Lioness Priyanka   Mar-08-11 11:52 AM   #36 
  - Curious  marginlized   Mar-08-11 02:29 PM   #37 
  - +++++++++! nt  Uta   Mar-08-11 02:32 PM   #38 
  - Blatant illusion of a binary opposition  Betty Karlson   Mar-10-11 06:28 AM   #39 
  - Where did you find all this? I've never seen anything like this at Pride.  yardwork   Mar-10-11 08:03 AM   #40 

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