I’ve been reading more in Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots? tonight. I got really busy right after I bought it so put it down after the first few entries and didn’t pick it back up again until tonight but oh boy is it so refreshing. It’s really nice to read about queerness from non traditional perspectives. People of color, fat people, trans* people, people with disabilities, undocumented people, etc. That these voices are so rare in these discussions seems really counter intuitive to queerness but whatever. Anyway, the point is I’m really liking it.
I think I’m still just a little more than halfway through Gender Outlaw. For the most part I really enjoy it, but some of it makes me roll my eyes and also it’s funny and kind of weird to witness how outdated it is in some of its discussion of popular culture. Still, I think it’s a really good introductory to critical thinking about gender (and even sexuality) and I kind of wish I had read it like 5 years ago. Oh well.
I’m also excited because historically I have only read fiction but I’ve gotten kind of bored with that and nothing else has kept my interest like this since, but I have a big stack of nonfiction books I’ve been meaning to read but never have. Hopefully I can get on a roll and get lots of reading done this summer!
Idk this post was pointless.