Are the Straights Okay?

Casual banter among queer folks complaining about systemic oppression is often interpreted by non-queer people as an attack. This kind of defensiveness is tone-deaf and derails the conversation, but it's indicative of a larger pattern of miscommunication between queer folks and allies who are theoretically on the same side.

The Power of Reappropriation Protest

Many people are familiar with how slurs are sometimes reclaimed by the groups that they're used against, but many other kinds of symbols and narratives can be reappropriated as well. Reappropriation allows marginalized groups to disarm the people who would do us harm.

A Case for Representation

Most people understand on some surface level that representation is good, but most people who aren't part of a marginalized group don't fully understand why. It's a hard concept to grok if you haven't experienced the complete absense of representation of people like you.

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