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Blue Planet IIhas reminded me of the triumphant queer politics of marine biology

(7 Posts)
ItsAllGoingToBeFine Sat 18-Nov-17 14:31:33

A bit of light relief:

www.independent.co.uk/voices/blue-planet-ii-bbc-transphobia-lgbtq-marine-biology-anemone-a8062421.html?amp

TomOfBedlam Sat 18-Nov-17 14:35:57

WTF did I just read?

TomOfBedlam Sat 18-Nov-17 14:37:09

"A reality free of constructs"

Oh fuck off and get yourself a grip.

DJBaggySmalls Sat 18-Nov-17 15:30:38

Grass is greener syndrome.

hingedspeculum Sat 18-Nov-17 16:19:16

The Duke of Edinburgh award reference nearly did me in, utter UCAS statement gold. All it needs is a quote from Voltaire.

Clown fish are not an example of "triumphant queer politics of marine biology" nor does their existence give a biological basis for drag acts. Ironically, sequential hermaphroditism is a reproduction phenomena, for the species to propagate. Clown fish exist in extremely complex and rigid social hierarchies, it's not about which one likes glitter (for fucks sake).

Igneococcus Sat 18-Nov-17 16:31:09

Anthropomorphizing your study objects is never a good idea for a biologist or anybody else.

BahHumbygge Sat 18-Nov-17 16:51:58

Strewth! FFS... Let's 'queer' the concept of lungs and identify as having gills. I give you, well, three minutes max, before reality takes a shake of you to the surface gasping for air and the acknowledging the material reality of the human body and its pesky need for terrestrial respiration.

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