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Oct. 6th, 2008 09:01 pm
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[livejournal.com profile] docbrite quoted from a review of one of her books on Amazon.com

I support gay rights, gay marriage, etc, but I can do without details that paint a picture in my mind, or actually seeing it happen. If someone told me Poppy Z Brite wrote a book and the gay stuff isn't in it, I'd be interested in reading it. Otherwise, I doubt I'll pick up another book of hers.

Her comment in her blog was
In other words, "I'll say what I have to say to be PC, but I don't want to know what those icky fags actually do with each other." I can only hope someone told him Exquisite Corpse wasn't a bit gay.

The full entry is here

I'm not sure of the etiquette of quoting from other people's journals, but the entry is public, and her journal doesn't permit comments there, so I thought I would just post in my journal.

I am of mixed feelings on statements like this - I can see the author's response - it does sound sort of like a cop-out - "do what you want as long as I don't have to see it".

But at the same time, I can think of a *lot* of things that I personally support other peoples' right to do, but don't necessarily want to read, see or have the explicit details described to me - does that make me a hypocrite?

I fully support your right to engage is any type of consensual sexual activity - but that doesn't mean that I want to know the blow by blow details *exactly* what you're doing - regardless of the gender of the person you are doing it with.

I believe there is a difference between supporting someone's right to live their life - and wanting to be a participant, or audience, whether these actions are taken by real people or are part of fictional characters.
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