Interactions with Queer
Queer is such a complicated word. Its history is murky and its meaning has been redefined and turned on its head more than once. As a lurker in the ace community I saw several battles about whether aces counted as queer or not. I’ve discussed with a professor who identifies as queer my asexuality and gotten a thank you for the reminder that sometimes in the midst of fighting for the right be sexually attracted to anyone, people underestimate how hard it is to fight for the right to not be sexually attracted to anyone. Then he apologized. I didn’t really feel like he needed to apologize, but he did. Since starting this blog and paying more attention to tumblr specifically, I’ve have seen just how charged it is as a word to identify safe spaces. But to be honest, queer isn’t a word I have thought too much about. It is a word that perhaps I should be thinking more about.