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April 14th, 2014
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we're not trying to recruit, but maybe we should be

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From:irilyth
Date:April 15th, 2014 02:39 am (UTC)
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An editorial (authorial? whatever) comment on a recent Leftover Soup strip also resonated with me: "The very idea of a sexual orientation is a strange one. The concept of identifying as heterosexual or homosexual - a description of something you are, rather than what you do or what you like - is a relatively new one." This seems in line with your idea (which I very much agree with) that sexuality and gender and so on are, if not for everyone then at least for very many people, quite fluid, and dislike of the idea of sharp lines between People Who ARE One Thing, and People Who ARE Another TOTALLY DIFFERENT Thing.

Simplifying the real story a little, so that it's easier to tell, is fine. Simplifying the story to to the point that the simple story completely contradicts the real story, is not so fine.
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From:q10
Date:April 15th, 2014 08:25 pm (UTC)
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you're not wrong here, but i just want to note that in principle fuzziness of category borders, and arbitrariness of category borders, and impermanence of personal characteristics that categories categorize are distinct issues, and i feel like they're all sort of being lumped together here.

and yeah, the contradicting the real story is where it gets messiest.
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