Monday, March 14, 2005

Heteronormative scandal at Harvard

Cathy Young writes:
Here's a sample of what Pinkett Smith said, as recounted by The Harvard Crimson:

''Women, you can have it all -- a loving man, devoted husband, loving children, a fabulous career. We are a new generation of women. We got to set a new standard of rules around here. To my men, open your mind, open your eyes to new ideas. Be open."

On March 2, The Harvard Crimson reported that some members of the Harvard Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, Transgender and Supporters Alliance had been offended by the speech and were calling for an apology from the foundation. ...

''Some of the content was extremely heteronormative, and made BGLTSA members feel uncomfortable."
It is a sad day when someone has to apologize for being heteronormative.

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