part of this comes from dark daughta’s post on a particular video, the other part from having the distinct (dis)pleasure of listening to the “single & saved” radio program on my way home from my mom’s last night. i don’t like the idea that i have to be christian to be okay or a person of faith any more than i like the idea that i have to be white to be beautiful. i think that as i’ve aged & explored more of the world, i’ve gotten into a habit of questioning more things that have always been considered necessary by virtue of being long-standing. through this questioning i’ve been labeled a trouble making man hating feminist, a non-practicing lesbian, an untrue queer woman & heaven only knows what else. because i refuse to stick to one thing once i gain clarity. i question the answers too, even if i don’t verbalize my inquiries. sooooooo, that brings me around to a few questions:
am i so programmed, that i don’t know what oppression sounds like even when it comes to a song i like?
is the christian movement against queerness (especially amongst black americans) the result of a genuine understanding of homosexuality as a sin, or is it because the religion tends to describe heterosexuality & breeding as the purpose of humankind? short answer: yes. when ppl aren’t hetero, they aren’t breeding. when women aren’t fawning over men & actively trying to be sheep that renders the men useless. the bible, in my opinion, defines human beings as here for roughly three purposes: serving god, breeding, and suffering until we get to heaven.
is it even possible for me to, once i start to deconstruct things that are oppressive at the root, to simply dig a song/ tv program/ movie? will everything strike me as possibly/ probably racist/ heterosexist/ homophobic?