Thursday, August 23, 2012

Queering Queer Theory

Queering Queer Theory

“It is therefore correct that 
every European, in what he
could say about the Orient, 
was consequently a racist, 
an imperialist, and almost 
totally ethnocentric.”
—Edward Said, Orientalism

According to Miss Said—
Orientalist discourse is
Racist and condescending

As well as dehumanizing—
Feminizing and “essentialist”
Oh, that mysterious “essence” 

Invariably homosexual—
Jean-Léon Gérôme’s portrait
Simply telling it all

Such queenly Uranian—
Imaginary constructions 
Impervious to reality

Indeed designed to—
Ignore actual knowledge
And experience of Others

Creating instead a gay—
Peter Pan Flying Carpet
Fantasy for Pedophilia 

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