Immoderated by Lisa Duggan Are you nauseated and frightened by the growth of Tea Party organizing, and the zany old white people in funny hats at the center of the current media blitz? It’s time to fight back! Join The Cocktail Party, a barstool-roots movement for left wing urban homosexuals and the people who love […]
By Judith Butler (originally published in The Guardian Oct. 4, 2009) The promise of affordable higher education is dying. The University of California’s students and faculty demand answers. It may seem that the thousands of people on September 24th who converged on the University of California at Berkeley’s famous Sproul Plaza, home of the free […]
By Lisa Duggan The battle royal has now been engaged over the question of whether health care reform will include a public option, with insurance industry flacks and free market ideologues drumming up hysteria and hauling out the loonies to denounce any public option as “socialist” (I wish) and “Nazi” (say what?), while mild mannered […]
Both my parents, black and white, are/were doctors. Before my mother married my father, she recently told me, she had privileges at a hospital in South-eastern Michigan that did not accept black patients. This was in the late-1960s/early-1970s. In “the North.” When one of her black friends, a doctor, tried to send a black patient […]
By Tavia Nyong’o Campaigners for marriage equality sometimes accuse those of us queers who doubt it’s political centrality of romanticizing outsiderhood. As a longstanding admirer of wild and feral animals, I say, why not romanticize outsiderhood? Let us go ahead and embrace the romance of the great out of doors, of being raised by wolves […]
By Kathryn Bond Stockton (under the topic: Freedom to Marry Our Pets) The deed, in fact, has already been done. In fiction, in life. By children, of course. Another lesson from the queerness of childhood. In The Well of Loneliness (1928), when the Sapphic child, the “queer fish” Stephen, at the age of seven, hot […]
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Freedom to Marry Our Pets or What’s Wrong with the Gays Today? A Midsummer Blog in E-epistolary Form Dear Lisa- I just walked by some of those kids with binders shucking and jiving for HRC on a NYC sidewalk. “Do you have a moment for gay rights?” “Do you have a minute for gay marriage?” […]