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Racism, Queerdom, Freakdom

I was delighted at first to find out that the newest winner of Ru Paul's Drag Race was a Freak.... like me. Sharon Needles looks like me (or at least like I did when I was her age). She wear black lipstick and freaky contacts and used to hang out in punk squats, and I was thrilled.

Then I read this

Well, fuck.

Racism, cisexism, and classism, all in one fell swoop. I am crushed.

I have always felt that if only all the disenfranchised groups could come together and stand as one, we could overcome the empowered and create a world we can all live in. I know that sounds naive. And I guess it is. Damn it.

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jgcr
Jun. 6th, 2012 11:20 pm (UTC)
This might cheer you up.

(It's ridiculously emotionally manipulative AGT, but still, worked on me.)
fenriss
Jun. 7th, 2012 07:30 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much, James. That was really wonderful. Yeah, it was a little emotionally pornographic, but I feel it was touching enough that it was worth it!
(Anonymous)
Jun. 7th, 2012 03:47 am (UTC)
Disenfrancised
It is sad too, but I think we all disenfrancised each in our different way. Each wishing we fit in, and never knowing why we don't quite. Maybe becoming mature is coming to grips with the fact that it only matters for each of us to fit for ourselves. We find our friends, our place, maybe that's when we fit. As old as I am I still don't fit as I should but, I have a place that is good for me, family and friends that are good for me. Maybe that is what we all look for and are satisfied with. I think that is happiness in the long run. It doesn't sound as great as "happy ever after" but, I think that is what I have and it's what I have waited for all my life. Family, friends, and the place you are at home. You feel happier, I hope that helps some.

love you
MJ
fenriss
Jun. 7th, 2012 07:52 pm (UTC)
Re: Disenfrancised
Thank you MJ. These are very wise words. And I love you too.
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