Wednesday, November 12, 2003

Why Men Confuse Me

As a mostly straight woman married to a bisexual man, I have not yet come to terms with "Queer Eye". And now, there's a new show: 'Straight Plan for the Gay Man' .

I am without resource for handling this.

Should I be insulted that a gay-positive show is being parodied? Is it a compliment? Does it indicate gay acceptance if it can be held up for this type of ridicule? Is it terribly bigoted in its aim to teach "gay men how to pass as heterosexuals"? Is it really a backwards demonstration of how stupid stereoptypes of any kind about how men should be or act are? Is it just corporate trend-riding? Is it subversive comedy poking fun at men of all kinds?

Somebody's playing with my head.

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