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My thoughts on imaginary lesbianism - Her Most Regal Majesty, the Queen of Snark
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My thoughts on imaginary lesbianism
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hairyears From: hairyears Date: November 8th, 2007 06:44 pm (UTC) (Link)


The other reason you have the right to apply whatever label you choose to yourself is that labels aren't about communication: they are about labelling.

I say "J's a hatstand", K hears "J's a prop for wet overcoats, a perverted thing for nurturing the smell of wet and musty wool, J's disgusting and perverted and smells of sheep".

Better that J chooses her labels, then, than K. Though I am baffled as to why anyone would 'out' themselves as tall and skinny and overly-enamoured of standing around in hallways. Labels are like that: an abrogation of communication.

sesquipedality From: sesquipedality Date: November 8th, 2007 06:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Labelling seems pointless if communication isn't the goal. I have a labelling machine. I could theoretically go and label my entire library on the basis of an arbitrary classification, like say the colour of their spine. There wouldn't be any point to doing that though, would there?
the_whybird From: the_whybird Date: November 9th, 2007 02:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
If I was a book by Geoffrey Archer I would rather you sorted me by the colour of my spine than put me next to all the other Geoffrey Archer novels.
sesquipedality From: sesquipedality Date: November 10th, 2007 01:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
It won't remove the shame, you know?
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