HP review

Anna Clare McDuff amcduff at math.sunysb.edu
Wed Jul 2 03:58:53 EDT 2003


On Wed, 2 Jul 2003, deborah wrote:

> On Mon, 30 Jun 2003, Anna Clare McDuff wrote:
> |	Yes, it is a bit sad, isn't it? But to give a bit of context I'm
> |not overly familiar with the Boston Phoenix but I understand it to be a
> |specialist alternative-lifestyle newspaper so maybe Queer-as-gay is the
> |dominant usage for their readers?
>
> Michael Bronski is the primary gblt-issues writer for the Phoenix (and
> so paranoid I often skip his columns, as I did this one; now I'll read
> it), so it's reasonable that a writer reading a Bronski colum would
> assume "queer" == "non-hetero secuality".

	Ah, thanks! That makes sense to me. I was a bit surprised to see
someone had managed to both write & publish an intelligent, non-hysterical
analysis of the queer (in *two* senses of the word :-) subtext of HP, as
normally articles like that tend to get *so* hung up on the "shock/horror"
aspects of the queer subtext that they never go anywhere with it, but if
he's an old hand at the politics of it all then it's not so surprising is
it...

	Anna

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