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Sun, Oct. 15th, 2006, 11:04 am
Meme meme meme.

via on_another_lark:

"Why is it that, as a culture, we are more comfortable seeing two men holding guns than holding hands?" - Ernest Gaines

We would like to know who really believes in gay rights on LiveJournal. There is no bribe of a miracle or anything like that. If you truly believe in gay rights, then repost this and title the post as "Gay Rights". If you don't believe in gay rights, then just ignore this. Thanks.

Sun, Oct. 15th, 2006 05:38 pm (UTC)

As I have said elsewhere (and will apparently say until this meme is DEAD), I deeply resent the chain-letter implications of this: if I don't parrot exactly their (shallow, poorly worded) rhetoric, clearly I am in the group of people who don't truly believe in gay rights. Nonsense. I'm in the group of people who don't truly believe in marching in pointless lockstep for any particular cause.

Sun, Oct. 15th, 2006 06:56 pm (UTC)

I'm sorry you resent this, though I strongly disagree that your reading of it is the only possible reading.

Sun, Oct. 15th, 2006 07:23 pm (UTC)

And, slightly crankier, you're not ignoring it: you're criticizing it, which isn't the same thing. At all.

I don't want to start an argument about this--really--but what you call "pointless lockstep," from over here feels like "making it as easy as possible to show solidarity." And seeing that solidarity--however inelegantly put--means a lot to a lot of people. Especially when it pops up in unexpected places, as it did for me.

Which is less a comment on what you or anyone else chooses to do with seeing me post this meme, and more a comment about me feeling good about participating in it.