Culture, Society and Praxis


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Document Type

Poetry and Creative Writing / Poesía Expresión Artística


Without doubt, the author of “Queer Mutiny” is challenging heterosexual normativity, and behavioral normativity in general. Part of this challenge is directed at those who won’t stand for oppressive norms regarding sexual behavior and gender (or otherwise) in certain environments where it may be the PC thing to do, yet, acquiesce to the status quo when outside of an environment where queer liberation is the expected pattern of belief. Corresponding to the author’s notion that formal controls (i.e., laws) will have only a superficial influence on achieving the “ultimate booty” of liberation, it is the responsibility of the liberal community to say “no” when confronted with homophobic or other behavior based on irrational fear. At its essence, liberation implies a certain form of interpersonal interaction – that based on mutual respect. Creating informal laws (i.e., social norms) that embrace difference, so long as it is not reasonably destructive, is an important target for the liberal community.

Lucas Salazar November 11, 2004