Normativity and sexuality: a matter of perspective

Spending too much time on facebook makes one stumble on all sorts of funny stuff (and surprisingly, not all of them cat related.) A friend of mine shared this video: It’s one of these topics that I’ve always thought quite hilarious, mostly because it is one of the most confusing and contradictory, especially among lesbians. The topic, here, is lesbians having sex with men, something … Continue reading Normativity and sexuality: a matter of perspective

An arbitrary lettersoup: LGBTI(QQAA… ad infinitum)

Last week, I attended a talk by Eusebius McKaiser in context of the Pink Week at UCT – an event organised by RainbowUCT – titled “Intersections: Race, Class and Sexual Orientation“. As always, Eusebius’ talks are interesting, I first met him during the Gender DynamiX conference in 2010, and the topic at hand fit in with some of the thinks that I’ve been preoccupied with … Continue reading An arbitrary lettersoup: LGBTI(QQAA… ad infinitum)

The problem with “identity-based” organising | MovementsRethink part 5

This afternoon’s discussion focussed heavily on identity and identity-based organising and activism. It has been something I’ve been thinking about quite a lot and the discussion definitely helped me to think thoroughly through this. Identity politics are heavily present in contempory social movements; e.g. LGBTI, sex worker, transgender, gay, lesbian, woman, black, person of colour, asian, etc. There are simply too many labels referring to … Continue reading The problem with “identity-based” organising | MovementsRethink part 5