I love Blog Against Stuff days. What could be more ecumenical than being against stuff, writing about it on the World Wide Web, and having 23 like-minded people read it and cry out, “damn, you so rock”? Take heteronormativity. Nubian at Blac(k)ademic is spearheading Blog Against Heteronormativity Day on April 22. Anti-heteronormativists unite.
Not coincidentally—because I am against practically everything—I am totally against heteronormativity. Heteronormative againstness oozes from my every pore. It is something of a force. In fact, heteronormative ideologies scatter like cockroaches whenever I come sauntering along with my uniboobal spinster ambiguosity. And I am all the time going, “Hey queer girls, resist assimiliation! Reject the boy-girl paradigm of dominance and submission! Repudiate marriage and its subsequent nuclear family, which will only implant a patriarchal control device in your cerebral cortex and consign you to a lifetime of isolation and consumerist serfdom! Oh, and quit calling me ‘bitch.’ ”
I write this now in case I forget to do it on April 22.
Speaking of Nubian, she is contemplating bagging blogging because honky blogs get more recognition than of-color blogs, and she has had it up to here with marginalization. She sensibly hypothesizes that white bloggers only link to her when she writes about “how fucked up white people are,” and that this constitutes white guilt.
Yeah, the irony of my linking to her post in this context does not escape me.
Still, as a small-time feminist blogger who can count on one hand the number of times an article at I Blame The Patriarchy has been acknowledged via linkage by white dude blogs* (let alone of-color blogs of any gender), I can sorta relate. I now paraphrase a dead gay white dude: possibly the only thing worse than being linked to is not being linked to.
I hope Nubian will decide to keep up her blog. The more the merrier.
*most of which only do it to say something like “look at the hysterical humorless hairy feminist.”