I love comments. I love engaging with people, though it’s taking me some time to get into engaging with people in blogs where there isn’t email notification to them of my response, like LJ has. Generally, if I have something to say back to you, I will either email you or leave a comment. Sometimes, though, I just forget, and I apologize. You can feel free to write and engage me at the Gmail address attitudeproblemblog, if I missed something important.
That said, while I have a whole boatload of privilege, and while I appreciate the fact that sometimes people just don’t know and appreciate being gently corrected (because I do), I do not tolerate bullshit regarding race, sex, gender identity, body type, culture, ability, or class. Also, any other bullshit I may not be thinking of at this particular moment.
If that is acceptable, please note that by posting here, you subject yourself to possibly being called out, should you say something problematic, just as I know that I may be called out should I do so.
At the same time, I don’t expect to be taught or take any one member as representative of an entire group. Neither should you.
On Privilege and Cultural Hegemony
I have lots of privilege, and I acknowledge the problems therein. I am a white raised-Protestant American in the standard BMI range and no disabilities. I have an undergrad degree from a top liberal arts college, and I was born and raised lower-middle to middle class. I am bisexual with a male partner, and while I identify as genderqueer, I am comfortable with my female body and present as a slightly butch woman.
I am often undercover, but not closeted, and I realize the privilege I receive from many people’s assumptions.
As an American, my blog may center on American issues. This does not mean I am unaware or unconcerned regarding the rest of the world. I like the rest of the world, I just tend to write about things that are of a closer impact to my interests. This being my blog.
Also, I like science fiction better than fantasy. If you don’t, too bad.