as they get closer and closer to just straight-up queer tautologies my suspicion approaches infinity
one of these days someone's gonna post some shit like "reminder that queer people are people who are queer :)" and one of my eyebrows is just gonna shoot off my head
@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
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