That's Revolting!: Queer Strategies for Resisting Assimilation

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Matt Bernstein Sycamore, Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore
Soft Skull Press, 2004 - Social Science - 318 pages
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As the gay mainstream prioritizes the attainment of straight privilege over all else, it drains queer identity of any meaning, relevance, or cultural value, writes Matt Bernstein Sycamore, aka Mattilda, editor of That's Revolting!. This timely collection of essays by writers such as Patrick Califia, Kate Bornstein, Carol Queen, Charlie Anders, Benjamin Shepard, and others shows what the new queer resistance looks like. Intended as a fistful of rocks to throw at the glass house of Gaylandia, the book challenges the commercialized, commoditized, and hyper objectified view of gay/queer identity projected by the mainstream (straight and gay) media by exploring queer struggles to transform gender, revolutionize sexuality, and build community/family outside of traditional models. Essays include "Dr. Laura, Sit on My Face," "Gay Art Guerrillas," "Legalized Sodomy Is Political Foreplay," and "Queer Parents: An Oxymoron or Just Plain Moronic?"

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An absolutely fantastic set of essays with a little bit of everything. Other reviewers have said what I would say better, so I'll leave it at that. Read full review

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User Review  - thedefinitefraggle - LibraryThing

And this was how I discovered there were queers even farther to the left than I am. (I didn't realize that was possible.) A collection of essays by radical queers, some talking about their personal ... Read full review

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