Monday 25 November 2013

Dry Those Tears, Love... is, after all, merely the natural progression that these things follow:
A row has erupted after a university society removed an advert for a Brighton lesbian peformers' show called Dyke the Halls.
Sussex LGBTQ society said some had found the use of the word dyke offensive after an advert for the show was put on their Facebook page.
 Who could argue? Well...
But Rose Collis, one of the duo behind the show, said the move was “utterly unacceptable, indefensible and staggeringly insulting”.
Ms Collis said: “To say women who define themselves as dykes is wrong and the word ‘violates safe space’ is, to me, utterly unacceptable, indefensible and staggeringly insulting. It also shows incredible ignorance.
Oh, boy! *popcorn*
“I’ve been an out dyke activist and performer since 1979 and an out dyke writer for nearly 30 years. I went on my first gay rights march in 1979, before it became a trendy social event in the calendar, and in the days when the police outnumbered marchers.
“People like me put ourselves at risk to ensure that future generations – such as the Sussex students – would have greater freedom and rights. So to be told I was ‘violating safe space’ is the ultimate insult.”
*giggles uncontrollably*

It's the world you created. Just lie back and enjoy it...

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