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There's a discussion on The non-queerness of our current Who that has so. much. fail in comments, I can't stop wincing. There was a lot of win in comments, too. But fail grabbed me stronger. I'm very sensitive these days.

# It is a family show. Queers aren't allowed in a family show because they are enemies of family. Also, naughty queers.
# It's for children, not for teenagers as RTD's era was. Again, children should never see queers. They can get queer cooties. Right through the screen.
# Moffat isn't gay so he doesn't think about gay agenda when writing his stories. Minority stories are for the minorities to tell (to each other, probably) while privileged people enjoy their privilege to forget about the existence of said minorities.
# The story isn't about relationships, romance and/or love. So we can have blatantly heterosexual people all around flirting/in love/married/having families (not to mention heterosexual couple as the main characters and a wedding as a major plot point), and the story isn't about romance, but having any kind of queer representation makes it about romance.
# I watch for the story, not for romace/sexual situations. And queers can't be action characters, they are all about queer sexuality.
# Most foregrounded relationships in the series are between parents and children. And queers can't be parents. Never.
# Heterosexual relashionship aren't really in your face. But they are in background all the time, and did I mention heterosexual couple as main characters and a wedding?
# It is close to the ratio of straight/queer in real life. No, it's not, even if we take only quantity not quality (i.e. one short remark vs wedding storyline).
# I assume that River is bisexual/Eleven is asexual/character N is queer, so add it to your list. Can we please stop talking about subtext while discussing text? Subtext is in the eyes of the beholder. Those who want see it, those who don't - don't. Text is a slogan, a speech, a statement of existence. Queers were in the closet of subtext for too long. Thank you, but no.
# And my personal peeve: I'm bisexual, and I don't care whether there are queer storilines or not, because I make no difference between genders/don't look specifically for queer references. So you are okay with dating any gender but seeing only straight couples on screen? Well, I'm bi, and I'm not okay with it. Because I'm tired of feeling that one half of my sexual identity is forbidden while the other is supported by society, and that I have to choose sides. I want not to care about the gender of people kissing on my screen, but because nobody cares, not because I'm blind to the unequality and queer invisibility.

Grrr *shakes fist*

on 2010-07-01 11:45 am (UTC)
used_songs: (Three wut?)
Posted by [personal profile] used_songs
This is a great post.

on 2010-07-10 07:23 pm (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] firefly124
Excellent post.

on 2010-07-12 05:42 pm (UTC)
annalee: A photo of a four-leaf clover I put in a planter. (Clover)
Posted by [personal profile] annalee
Queers were in the closet of subtext for too long. Thank you, but no.

THIS.

(Hi! Here by way of the geek feminism blog. This post wins the internet).

Ugh yes

on 2010-07-20 07:09 pm (UTC)
maco: pink sakura (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] maco
Totally hate the "children"-related arguments. How *else* are they supposed to know it's ok / totally normal to be gay? RTD was great. He made queerness just a normal part of life (you know...like it *is*).

via geekfeminism

on 2010-07-23 03:33 am (UTC)
loki: Loki, Alberich & Odin (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] loki
fuck yeah. word, Word, WORD. grr also!!!!

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