Monday, May 29, 2006

Oh, while I'm being 'political,' could I ask that we please drop the whole 'homophobia' thing. Honestly, folks, we're not doing anyone any favors by packaging a simplistic and largely false psychological analysis into the term for something so dangerous. In my view, 'homophobia,' like any other cultural content, is both arbitrary and overdetermined- arbitrary because the only real 'reason' for its reproduction is its prior existence, overdetermined because it is accompanied by a wide variety of motivations, images, narratives, etc. to assist the victims of the reproduction process in implementing it on themselves. So let's get real, people.

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