When I wrote that post, I was specifically thinking of experiences I’ve had being shamed for being into artists who are homophobic, transphobic, and ableist, considering that I’m a gay, transsexual, disabled guy.
I wasn’t clear about this, which was shitty of me! I also invoked Waugh, whose political problems were far from exclusive to homophobia and included being a massive colonialist and racist and classist and general massive problem. I don’t think it is my place to address this stuff outside of my own experience, because my perception is skewed by whiteness, by able-bodiedness, by a lot of things. So I should have bracketed, made it clear where I was coming from, not talked about Waugh, etc etc.
I was unclear about it because I wrote the post in a very emotional place, and because I have been approximately spoonless since Wednesday. I’m sorry.
Maybe a good takeaway from this is that on-the-point-of-tears blogging is not the best kind of blogging for me!
If there’s anything anyone would like me to do/say/talk about/read/something else for accountability purposes, please do let me know.