so for my 8000 word course essay that i gotta write for Literary Representations of the History of Homosexuality i’m thinking:
‘The Alien on the Ship: Representations of Black Gender and Sexuality
in Culture and Media (1950 - 2000)’.
it’ll be a post-colonialist look at black homosexuality/masculinity/femininity etc and its influence on pop culture of the 60s - 90s (but w a brief bit about nowadays) and a specific focus on James Baldwin, Spike Lee, Baz Lurhrmann
i feel like i’ve got my work cut out for me, but i’m quite excited
• having sex is natural and normal if that’s what you wanna do!!!
• sex shouldn’t be a punishment and making it more possible to have consequences that come with it is foolish
• if you’re someone who complains about abortion rates, you shouldn’t be supporting women not having access to birth control
• birth control pills prevent pregnancy! that’s something important that they do! and if women want to use them just for that reason—to have sex with less worries—they should be allowed to!