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aaaaargZombies wrote

Video much better than the comments in here!

Strange that it's been described as punching up, I always think of that as being a way people justify their toxic behavior to avoid accountability. Nothing toxic about the content of the video, it's a pretty well reasoned critique of the different ways in which people have tried to make feminism a part of their lived reality. queer means ATTACK? Sounds cool if you're bash back, a little less convincing if you're talking about some fucking memes.

Anyway, seeing as this is now a thread about if it's ok to "[make] fun of people for their [straight] sexualities"...

Without exception all the are the straights ok? memes I've ever encountered have never felt like attacks. Humor is as good a way of presenting a critique as a serious text but for some reason people get uncomfortable when serious topics are tackled in a non-serious tone. As a straight person I enjoy a lot of this content with a sort of gallows humor, I'm looking at it and thinking, I wish I didn't have to deal with this shit. But I know it's not an essential part of my sexual desires, it's the baggage of society.

Also, even if it's tragic at the same time, you have to admit something like a man who won't wipe his arse after shitting because he's worried it will make him gay is funny!

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moonlune OP wrote

Video much better than the comments in here!

finally someone watched it lol

Anyway, seeing as this is now a thread about if it's ok to "[make] fun of people for their [straight] sexualities"...

It's kinda ironic because the first part of the video touches on how straight culture is harmful and it's ok to make fun of straight people for perpetuating straight culture.

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aaaaargZombies wrote

Yeah, I'd just encourage people to watch the video as it probably does a better job than I can.

It's also not really just about straight people, it argues that not-being straight isn't some silver bullet. We're all subject to the same socialization after all.

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CivilizationsEnd wrote

Yeah “are the straights ok” isn’t an insult, I am legitimately concerned for their health and wellbeing

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