Queer #me too

In light of the #metoo movement, I have been, like many men, re-visiting my own sexual history. But because I identify as queer, the stakes are different. For, according to one thread of #metoo’s logic, when I examine my conscience, I have to reimagine myself as both predator and prey, groomer and groomed. The idea […]

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Trans-Parentela

I’m in Italy for the summer, and my friends on facebook tend to be pretty queer-friendly, so apparently I have been missing some kind of media (social and mass) frenzy around Caitlyn Jenner’s Vanity Fair Annie Leibovitz photo shoot. Laverne Cox has rightly worried about the fetishizing of trans beauty; obviously, we haven’t made the […]

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“Beleaguered” Queer White Male

Some writers have a rule: never write anything negative about another scholar’s work. Some have another: never answer your critics. I was recently accused of having “race fatigue.” The specific charge, leveled against Judith Butler, Donna Haraway, Joan Scott, and me, was directed toward our various critiques of the category of experience, the way the […]

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My blog

NB: These are thoughts in process, and I welcome civil debate.  I reserve the right to change my mind, though, as the recent Buzzfeed scandal suggests, I need to find a way to indicate edits.  As of today, April 26, 2015, nothing has been retracted (though I am still tightening up the prose and making […]

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