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Tired of reading “queer” Christmas lists of media that is either 1. produced by straight “gay icons,” 2. Says queer, means “gay cis men” instead of LGBTQ, 3. Has nothing to do with being queer?

Supporting queer artists is more important now than ever, as is self care. Here are few queer, winter/holiday-themed media to enjoy this holiday season. I’m most familiar with trying to get through Christmas (and criticizing the conspicuous consumption and white middle-class Christian hypocrisy thereof) because I grew up in a culturally Christian community, so I welcome suggestions for queer winter media from other faiths, as well as New-Year’s-themed queer media.

Be kind to yourselves.

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If you missed it last month, Miri of Brute Reason (Free Thought Blogs) has a post on how critiquing flaws in our theories can lead to a stronger, more holistic approach to discussing gender, culture, and feminism. I was initially a bit worried about the “devil’s advocate” position mentioned in the caveats because when I experience that position with critiquing (current) feminist theory, it tends to come with a tip of the fedora. However, this is the right sort of challenging and engaging and comes from a place of hoping to better the field.

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