The Danger of Overpolicing Language

The current class war within our community and its overpolicing of language threatens the core of our creative abundance. Are we really willing to sacrifice the heartbeat of our queer identities in order to calm the hissing ego of fanaticism?

Perhaps we might be better off acknowledging that controlling the people around us only gives us the illusion of control, a fleeting distraction from the core of our empowerment: the realization that we are only victims if we allow ourselves to be. Yes, we all have wounds, but let’s stop projecting them onto our allies.

RuPaul’s Drag Race and the Danger of Overpolicing Language


One thought on “The Danger of Overpolicing Language

  1. ok. but RPDR literally had a contest this season called “Female or She-Male” where they had to look at close-up photos of people and determine whether they were cis women or not. that’s pretty freaking over the line.


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