I like to think I am a forward thinking person, and it always baffles me when I realize the ignorance I still possess. I found the Queer/Error article very fascinating. Very eye-opening. I have to admit I judged the article before hand and thought to myself, “Why would we need to have to talk about Queer-related things in a glitch class?” After reading it I felt like a dumbass. I use to think why some of the gay men I know, seemed so sexualized. Had just provocative male body images everywhere. It never occurred to me how society and media only really relate to heterosexuals. The way women dress to attract men, the way women are objectified for men to drool over, the way men are objectified for women to drool over, movies are heterosexual… the list goes on. So OF COURSE anyone that is homosexual would want the same for themselves. DUH. I never thought of that.
I thought it was also interesting how “Queer” is like an error. It is related to something that might not be considered “normal.” I never liked the word Queer, because I find it to be such a derogative word. It is what people would call other people who they viewed as abnormal. However I don’t see Queer as an “error” in nature. I feel because it defies the idea of hetero procreation that somehow they are an “error.” But I see people born this way as an anomaly. An anomaly which is unique to the human species. I don’t really want to reflect on the HIV part of the article because that just makes me sad, but ok. So is the HIV/AIDS in a way an error for “Queer” individuals? Because I suppose it does glitch the blood cells… but I feel like it is so wrong to even talk about it personally. Astornaut over and out*