Friday, March 04, 2005

Welcome to the Daily Apology!

Welcome to the Daily Apology! An offshoot of my libertarian blog, it was Burger King Marcus's idea that I do a separate blog here. Email me if you want permission to blog. Or just comment!

4 comments:

Patrick Tinsley said...

For my inaugural apology, I want to express both regret and gratitude.

I am grateful to Judith Butler, author of Gender Trouble, for setting me "straight" about important homosexual and transgender issues. Butler celebrates "those discourses within gay and lesbian culture that proliferate specifically gay sexual identities by appropriating and redeploying the categories of sex. The terms 'queens,' 'butches,' 'femmes,' 'girls,' even the parodic reappropriation of 'dyke,' 'queer,' and 'fag' redeploy and destabilize the categories of sex and the originally derogatory categories for homosexual identity" (p. 156).

I want to apologize for not doing enough to redeploy and destabilize the categories of sex and the originally derogatory categories for homosexual identity. From now on, I resolve to use those terms more frequently.

As a heterosexual male, I also want to apologize for perpetuating a "closed phallogocentric economy," reinforcing the "heterosexual matrix," and participating in the "reproductive construction of genitality."

Finally, I apologize for being such a phallus.

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