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On heteronormativity

July 14, 2009

Here at SSR, we try very hard to not succumb to stereotypes or the easy type of political incorrectness that so often befalls our less conscientious amigos. Important things to avoid at all costs: sexism, gender-bias, heteronormativity, and saying the world retarded. Usually, it’s easy enough to judge someone for just sucking at life in general, that we don’t even have to resort to stereotypes to accurately portray someone’s general worthlessness as a human being.

This weekend saw a pretty empty house at SSR: only Tall was home to hold down the “fort,” as it were. WorkChucks was in Sarajevo circa 1998, Jappy was in the Ozarks getting munzed, Chef Hooles is eating lobster on the Cape (see below), and I was back in the greatest and most liveable city in America, aka the stunning metropolis of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Jappy and I saw the opportunity to educate our less well indoctrinated amici in the ways of judging people kindly (?), or at least, not offensively. Par exemple, don’t call a woman “mannish” just because she’s aggressive or unnaturally strong. Also, it’s probably not a good idea to suggest that she has a teeny-weenie, even though that’s admittedly a really funny thing to say.

This stunning specimen of a woman is not "masculine" she's just so ripped she could probably rip your head off. nbd.

This stunning specimen of a woman is not "masculine" she's just so ripped she could probably rip your head off. nbd.

It’s probably not a good idea either to suggest to your friend/daughter/granddaughter/niece that she learn how to better separate her whites from her darks when doing laundry so she can “find a nice (Jewish) boy.” You know what, the fucking (Jewish) boy can do his own goddamn laundry, or he can just get his mom to do it. DBIH.

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  1. chefhooles permalink
    July 14, 2009 1:45 pm

    the first night i was back, i used the word ‘heteronormative’ five times in one hour. my parents kept a count.

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