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Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

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1:23p
Yeah, I don't know who I am either.
I couldn't handle getting tofu stirfry again, so I got garlic mashed potatoes from the "international" buffet and salad bar (which for me equals: spinach, mushrooms, broccoli, kidney beans, shredded carrots).

Katie and I ate lunch outside. weather.com says it's 85F, only 41% humidity. This is not what I was expecting, but I'm not complaining.

I have apparently turned into someone who can talk about Charmed. Thanks almost entirely to catching snippets on TNT's epic syndication (this morning's 8am episode was one I had already seen at the gym, and I swear that wasn't that long ago -- apparently they air 3 episodes each morning, and I'm at the gym every other morning, so I get roughly every seventh episode, which apparently gets me through 8 seasons in a not very long time -- though admittedly my sense of time this summer hasn't been great).
9:59p
[queer] big tent
A friend of mine emailed me this afternoon:
How do you feel about asexuals joining the bisexual community?
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/08/24/MNC6194GN4.DTL&type=gaylesbian

[flippant second paragraph redacted so I don't have to explain that he's not actually a fucker]
My reply:
I think in some ways it makes sense for members of sexual minorities to coalition together. In some ways, including asexuals arguably makes MORE sense than including transgender folks -- since gender identity/expression and sexual orientation are very different issues (though they certainly have overlap).

Of course, there is the problem of diluting the "queer" label ("queer" being my preferred term for the GLBTetc. umbrella) -- see also discussions of whether "kink" (BDSM, etc.) is "queer" even when the participants are hetero (marginalized sexual minority, yes, but...). The actual, practical, oppression/discrimination/etc. against queer people doesn't map so well on to asexual/kinky/poly/etc. folks (though there is some overlap of issues -- obviously in wanting one's sexual identity to be understood and accepted by the mainstream but also not wanting it to be illegal -- this maps most clearly onto kink, though the marriage issue is also clearly relevant to some poly folk).

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