Men Stop Threatening To Kill Your Daughters Boyfriends To Prove Your Masculinity and Show That Your Daughter Is Your Property 2k14
I find that jokes are often a manifestation of a similar feeling to that of the grumbling. “Straight people jokes” more often than not flip the script on the expectations of how we talk about sexual orientation. They draw attention to the ways that queer folks are stereotyped or misunderstood by pointing out how absurd those same lines of reasoning are when applied to people whose identity is seen as the default rather than deviant. Laughing at messed-up ideas is in many ways a tool for people who are marginalized. It both diminishes the power of the idea by mocking it and allows some relief from all the unpleasantness that’s the result of that idea. Because sometimes the choice is between laughing at the ridiculousness of someone asking “who’s the man?” in a lesbian relationship or tearing your hair out in frustration. And many people prefer a good laugh to premature, self-induced baldness.
- scarleteen handled this response amazingly well and i would like all straight ppl to read it (via cherucat)