"The women of Bikini Kill let guitarist Billy Karren be in their feminist punk band, but only if he's willing to just "do some shit." Being a feminist dude is like that. We may ask you to "do some shit" for the band, but you don't get to be Kathleen Hannah."--@heatherurehere

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Sex Stuff

There are several good posts/sets of comments over at Bitch, PhD. One of the interesting things she's done is set up segregated posts: One for straight women (unfortunately 'straight-by-default'), one for straight men (again, by default), and one for lesbians. She segregated by gender originally, and then added the dyke post after people pointed out that she was being too heterocentric.

Two things are interesting, I think: There are a lot fewer comments in the 'men only' section, sort of possibly proving her point that men don't talk about sex enough, compared to women. Also, it's disappointing to think that she implicitly believes that gay men's opinions about sex don't belong on a feminist blog:
But the gay men are going to have to write their own thread somewhere else. Tough shit. I don't care about gay men. Anyway, you guys have Dan Savage.

Because, y'know, gay men aren't feminists. And what gay men enjoy or don't enjoy sexually has nothing to do with patriarchy, feminism, or structures of power that are set up along gender roles.

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