Is our response to the plebiscite making us more vulnerable than the existence of the plebiscite itself?
Arguments against a plebiscite have focused on the mental health impacts on queer communities. But has this response actually made us more vulnerable than the plebiscite itself? (more…)
The Handmaid’s Tale is a relatively accurate depiction of modern sexual relationships – just not in the way you think
Last week the TV adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale was released on SBS. In doing so the show has revilatised Margaret Atwood’s classic 1985 novel, being considered in many ways a prescient story to tell in our current political climate. I’ve watched the first four episode of The Handmaid’s Tale so far, and am thoroughly […]
Over recent times, particularly since the plebiscite and Safe Schools debates within Australia, I have noticed a strong narrative of ‘suffering’ and ‘vulnerability’ within large parts of the queer community. Mainstream queer discourse has increasingly turned towards defining queer people as ‘vulnerable’, ones who have ‘suffered’ a great ‘injury’, and whose main quest is for […]