I hate writing that isn’t accessible. When people wrap themselves up in theories and overly academic jargon, I feel so alienated. It’s like I seriously CAN’T comprehend what they’re saying. I’m a pretty smart person, I think, though the term is subjective. I just can’t get behind taking important concepts and smothering them with language that requires you to jump from dictionary to dictionary and wikipedia page to wikipedia page until you forget what the hell you were originally trying to understand.
Maybe Judith Butler and Michel Foucault wrote some really awesome things about power and gender and shit, but what does that mean to me if I can’t even get through a paragraph of what they’re saying?
I’ve learned a hell of a lot more from everyday people in my life talking to me about gender and queerness and racism and the like than I could ever learn in some high theory books.
I HATE the way queerness is handled in academia. Hate, hate, hate.
bolded that shit
for real tho
fuck it to hell.