Music Banter

Music Banter (https://www.musicbanter.com/)
-   The Lounge (https://www.musicbanter.com/lounge/)
-   -   The queer corner (https://www.musicbanter.com/lounge/92245-queer-corner.html)

elphenor 07-20-2022 05:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Queen Boo (Post 2211263)
Nope, not playing nice with people who want me dead, eat or get eaten motherf*cker.

you're not doing anything but helping a corporation advertise to you, Twitter is not real life, just log off

Queen Boo 07-20-2022 05:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by elphenor (Post 2211451)
you're not doing anything but helping a corporation advertise to you, Twitter is not real life, just log off

This is a really stupid way of looking at things, Twitter may not be "real life" but it absolutely influences the beliefs and behavior of people in real life, spreading fascist ideology is dangerous any way you do it but the internet is without a doubt the most effective platform for hate, ignoring it is extremely foolish.

Transphobic sentiment is growing along with right wing extremism in general, propaganda and misinformation on the internet has absolutely been a big part of this and now transphobic bills are being passed at an alarming rate across America, I'm a trans woman living in a bumf*ck Tennessee town, I fear for my safety more than ever.

To put this as kindly as possible, please do not condescend to me and tell me that people saying I have no right to exist is something trivial.

Yes I'm aware that at end of the day banning a few dipsh*ts on social media who will just fall back on their burner accounts doesn't really amount to much, but I am someone with no power, voting doesn't do jack sh*t if you live in a gerrymandered red state, holding people accountable for spreading hate on the internet is essentially the only thing I can do.

It's funny actually, hate and abuse personally directed at me in the "real" world doesn't affect me as much, a few days ago my mom called me an ugly man in a dress and I hate my mom so who cares? I don't. It doesn't bother me anywhere near as much as the transphobia being pushed in the media and the internet, because that sh*t has far greater reach and will effect a lot more people.

Ignoring the spread of fear and hate is enabling it, period.

elphenor 07-20-2022 06:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Queen Boo (Post 2211455)
This is a really stupid way of looking at things, Twitter may not be "real life" but it absolutely influences the beliefs and behavior of people in real life, spreading fascist ideology is dangerous any way you do it but the internet is without a doubt the most effective platform for hate, ignoring it is extremely foolish.

Transphobic sentiment is growing along with right wing extremism in general, propaganda and misinformation on the internet has absolutely been a big part of this and now transphobic bills are being passed at an alarming rate across America, I'm a trans woman living in a bumf*ck Tennessee town, I fear for my safety more than ever.

To put this as kindly as possible, please do not condescend to me and tell me that people saying I have no right to exist is something trivial.

Yes I'm aware that at end of the day banning a few dipsh*ts on social media who will just fall back on their burner accounts doesn't really amount to much, but I am someone with no power, voting doesn't do jack sh*t if you live in a gerrymandered red state, holding people accountable for spreading hate on the internet is essentially the only thing I can do.

It's funny actually, hate and abuse personally directed at me in the "real" world doesn't affect me as much, a few days ago my mom called me an ugly man in a dress and I hate my mom so who cares? I don't. It doesn't bother me anywhere near as much as the transphobia being pushed in the media and the internet, because that sh*t has far greater reach and will effect a lot more people.

Ignoring the spread of fear and hate is enabling it, period.

you might consider it, at least, as beneficial to your mental health

I get the feeling these days that the perpetually online left and right are the same people just with the latter being in denial

most fascists are too obedient to even be so loud about anything, they go to work and raise kids and seem nice while they tune into Tucker Carlson and vote for Trump

elphenor 07-20-2022 06:24 PM

to be clear, I think you have the right to use social media without encountering hate speech, but it sounds like you're logging on specifically to look for it

The Batlord 07-20-2022 06:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by elphenor (Post 2211457)
I get the feeling these days that the perpetually online left and right are the same people just with the latter being in denial

Que?

Ayn Marx 07-20-2022 07:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Batlord (Post 2211394)
Sierra Mist? Did you just say that cause it's what's in your house, you white trash bitch?

The endless flood of Marxist enlightenment is impressive.

elphenor 07-20-2022 07:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Batlord (Post 2211464)
Que?

it's like a weird thing where queers are debating closeted queers, is the hunch of mine

referring specifically to this online sphere which is overwhelmingly white, male, and comfortable

Ayn Marx 07-20-2022 08:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by elphenor (Post 2211473)
it's like a weird thing where queers are debating closeted queers, is the hunch of mine

referring specifically to this online sphere which is overwhelmingly white, male, and comfortable

Most online forums are white, male and sometimes comfortable. The question is why. I can understand why many women avoid forums but often see evidence posters of all persuasions choose to join forums they know are largely occupied by people they’d disagree with. In many instances there’s the simple explanation they’re repressed and trodden on at home finding places such as this the one area they feel they can assert themselves. Such is probably better than having places like this become echo chambers spurting only their particular view of the universe.

The Batlord 07-20-2022 08:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ayn Marx (Post 2211470)
The endless flood of Marxist enlightenment is impressive.

Jwb is the only one I call white trash cause he's their king.

Ayn Marx 07-20-2022 08:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Queen Boo (Post 2211455)
I'm a trans woman living in a bumf*ck Tennessee town, I fear for my safety more than ever.

Have you thought of leaving the US for somewhere like Australia or New Zealand? Don’t let links below put you off though. My dear departed friend Lil lived in Sydney as openly trans and thrived.


https://www.mamamia.com.au/trans-woman-in-australia/

jwb 07-20-2022 09:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Batlord (Post 2211478)
Jwb is the only one I call white trash cause he's their king.

That still counts as royalty

Queen Boo 07-20-2022 09:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ayn Marx (Post 2211479)
Have you thought of leaving the US for somewhere like Australia or New Zealand? Don’t let links below put you off though. My dear departed friend Lil lived in Sydney as openly trans and thrived.


https://www.mamamia.com.au/trans-woman-in-australia/

Moving out of the States is both very expensive and very complicated.

I don't even have the money or resources to move out of state.

Ayn Marx 07-21-2022 12:12 AM

Wasn’t sure I could get away with placing this in the classical music section so I’ve dumped it here. I confess I was what could be described as an opera queen in my youth. We’d even have weekends where we played the entire Wagner Ring Cycle over a weekend. Couldn’t put myself through that in my dotage and in fact now find most of Wagner’s opera overblown, long winded and hysterical.

Anyhow, here’s an article I stumbled across that discusses the apparently now out of fashion phenomena of the ‘Opera Queen’.


https://www.newyorker.com/culture/cu...e-of-gay-opera

elphenor 07-21-2022 10:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Queen Boo (Post 2211488)
Moving out of the States is both very expensive and very complicated.

I don't even have the money or resources to move out of state.

totally feel this

adidasss 08-02-2022 11:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by adidasss (Post 2205709)


This is exciting. Seems like the best produced queer show to come along in a while. I've watched both the original UK version and the US remake and they were transformative. It probably won't have the same effect on today's generation of queer people but it's nice to see how the media landscape is getting more and more diverse and inclusive.

Omg, this is not good at all. It seems the writers spent most of their time thinking about how to include every part of the rainbow instead of the actual storyline, which for some reason decided to focus on a very serious event (a mass shooting) although neither the writers nor the actors are even close to having the chops to do it justice. This kind of show should be stupid and fun. Even the soundtrack is aggressively on the nose and overbearing.

What a missed opportunity. :/

Ayn Marx 08-02-2022 04:51 PM

An aspect of the various versions of Queer as Folk that’s always annoyed me is the almost complete avoidance of the many males who indulge in same sex relations in total secrecy, most of them married to females of our species. Not that many of this category would willingly admit to being bi-sexual, let alone gay just like many millions of men over the ages who during wartime have ‘had a bit on the side’ .
http://www.smh.com.au/national/a-sec...220-2bp9m.html

Queen Boo 08-03-2022 06:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ayn Marx (Post 2212902)
most of them married to females of our species.

Why do you talk like this?

Ayn Marx 08-03-2022 03:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Queen Boo (Post 2212974)
Why do you talk like this?

Because I’m of a generation not addicted to obsessive linguistic political ‘correctness’ ?

Frownland 08-03-2022 04:37 PM

I figured you were going for zoophile visibility.

The Batlord 08-03-2022 04:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ayn Marx (Post 2213114)
Because I’m of a generation not addicted to obsessive linguistic political ‘correctness’ ?

I'm of a generation less likely to murder you.

Ayn Marx 08-03-2022 09:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Batlord (Post 2213128)
I'm of a generation less likely to murder you.

Your point is ?

The Batlord 08-03-2022 10:29 PM

We rule, you suck, get over it.

Queen Boo 08-04-2022 02:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ayn Marx (Post 2213114)
Because I’m of a generation not addicted to obsessive linguistic political ‘correctness’ ?

Look if you regularly refer to women as "females" just don't get mad if I constantly make Ferengi jokes at your expense.

Marie Monday 08-04-2022 11:26 AM

Those cursed femoids and their political correctness lol /s

The Batlord 08-04-2022 11:54 AM

Ayn Marx be like

https://c.tenor.com/IoTSWjRCtmwAAAAC...n-peterson.gif

Scarlett O'Hara 08-06-2022 07:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Queen Boo (Post 2213211)
Look if you regularly refer to women as "females" just don't get mad if I constantly make Ferengi jokes at your expense.


But do they have a Bugatti?! 10 points who gets the reference.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:58 PM.


© 2003-2022 Advameg, Inc.