the more basic the queer theory in a post, the more likely it is that a total fucking asshole wrote it
like if someone posts something like "reminder that lesbians are women who don't date men" my suspicion fucking skyrockets
@HTHR i never thought we’d reach a point where “words have meanings” is a dogwhistle yet here we are
@HTHR This is an interesting phenomenon; I would be similarly suspicious, despite that making no sense on a naive analysis. I guess, when you see someone saying a tautology or near-tautology, you assume they must have had a reason for saying it/an opinion they want to assert, and it can't be the overt meaning because no one cares about tautologies.
This implies that the non-overt meaning mightn't always be sinister. I think such examples could be constructed, e.g. (?) "girls? they're girls!!"
@HTHR I mean "trans women are women" is already a tautology but people somehow need to be taught it sooo
linguistics, TERFs, agreeing with you at length Show more
@HTHR Grice's maxim of relation states that communication generally involves the assumption that what people say is relevant
the near-pointlessness of statements like "reminder that lesbians are women who don't date men" when taken at face value therefore creates a strong implication that something else is being communicated, and given the nature of queer discourse and the relation between this statement and TERF propaganda, can reasonably be suspected to be transphobic
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