"WE DON’T wanna MARRY, WE JUST wanna FUCK (and flame, freak out, flaunt it, fuck up, figure it out, figure it out again, and do something with our lives that isn’t just about property rights and patriarchy, OK?)"
by QACC (Queers Against Capitalist Crap)
yes!!!! because property rights are a straight people thing!!!! ~queer people don’t give a shit about property!!!! queer people don’t want to be able to inherit the house they share with their partner if they die unexpectedly. queer people don’t want to be easily declared their partner’s next of kin so they can visit them in hospital. queer people don’t care about having an easy way to define custody rights. queer people don’t care about silly little things like money and property. queer people definitely don’t care about the patriarchy! queer people are all rich, you see, and young and single and ~figuring it out, and queer people just want to fuck! nice. nice.
marriage rights are economic rights. shockingly, the lgbt community includes a huge number of people who - partially thanks to oppression and discrimination due to being lgbt, shockingly - are massively economically deprived! a mindset in which the queer community is only concerned with people it deems fuckable and consigns the economically vulnerable to the scrapheap is so capitalist it might as well be sponsored by dow chemical. rhetoric which frames the very very real economic and practical benefits of marriage as something you ought to disdain in pursuit of being sufficiently ~radical~ is selfish, childish bullshit.
(sorry typhonatemybaby this is very very much not directed at you ive just seen variations on this sentiment way too many times in the last few days and its making me severely unhappy)
(also im really really conflicted about the use of the word queer and am only using it here bc thats how these people self-describe so if anyone wants me to change it i will edit rightaway)
see the reason i reblogged this is cos i thought it meant something along the lines of ” we dont want to have to care about tis stuff anymore. we are so tired of it ohh my god. we just want to be able to party and figure our personal issues and not economic oppression”
… which having read all that is clearly a huge misinterpretation on my part cos i skim read the poster and was like ” YEAH COOL THIS IS MY JAM” hit reblog and didnt actually look at it in depth at allllll…
epanistamai speaks the truth folks. i sometimes see that attitude in LGBT people too and its really weird. Its almost as weird as the view that marriage equality will somehow end homophobia. which. like. what the hell. that is not how it works.
there is some BAD logic in some of the more privileged parts of the LGBT community.
isn’t the fact that property rights are so inherently tied into marriage a flaw too? like your economic stability should not be something solely dependent on whether or not you’re married which i think is part of the original poster. i’m definitely not denying the obvious position of privilege and acephobia (i guess thats a way to put it; maybe sex-centric) inherent in the poster’s message. it doesn’t have a good way of stating it in this particular image but i think part of the anti-capitalist queer stance involves not accepting the patriarchal conflation of marriage and property rights
tru, but I think @epanistamai’s main point was more along the lines of ‘this is what we have to deal with and there’s no way it’s going to change anytime soon because that’s the way the system is’. whether or not marriage, property rights, and economic stability SHOULD be connected is a completely different discussion from whether or not they ARE. and since they are, saying that queer ppl shouldn’t / aren’t concerned w them is kinda….well. see above
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