Monday, September 12, 2005

A Clarification to Avoid Anyone Bitching at Me

It occurred to me in the shower this morning that, despite the illusion of intimacy, we bloggers don't really know each other well. We regularly make assumptions to fill in the blanks between the written words. I started this blog as a brain dump with little consideration for how it might appear to others. But somewhere along the way, I got a couple of regular readers, and I love that. I've "met" some amazing people and I'm grateful for this unexpected gift. But ultimately your knowledge of my character extends only as far as my HTML code. Therefore ... I'll start being a little more careful in my choice of words. So ...

Before I get any comments about how I'm polarizing the spectrum of sexuality by referring to the "straights" and the "lesbos", let me say this. I believe in Kinsey. As far as I'm concerned, there is a spectrum of sexuality. I consider myself a 5. [anyone else feel like divulging their score?]

I also believe deeply in the politicization of sexuality. The more people included in the movement for gay rights, the better. So ... I use the terms gay/lesbian/dyke/queer/trans/etc to mean anyone with attractions to members of the opposite sex or people that transcend gender distinctions. I use "dyke" to mean all women loving women. Yes, that includes you bi-girls.

So ... I apologize if I inadvertently assumed that anyone was straight or gay based on their current relationship status. Perhaps Local Egg is a big lesbo and married to a man? Perhaps MamaCate is a big straighty and married to woman? Perhaps both are totally Kinsey-3 bi-chicks? Who knows? Who cares?

I'm just having fun here, being sassy and irreverent. I hope you're having fun here too.

1 comment:

carrym said...

I would have to say I'm a six or seven...though didn't get things figured out right away...does that subtract points? ;)