Seven simple, basic and political questions, which all queer comrades should answer

– Deut­sche Fas­sung bei scharf-​​links

– Inspi­red through a query, asked by Tim Stütt­gen at Face­book, and a com­ment of ‘gd’ at indy­me­dia –

1. Do we fight for gen­der plu­ra­lism (instead of gen­der bina­rism) or do we fight for the aboli­tion of gen­ders at all?

2. Shall we direct our fight against ‘dis­cri­mi­na­tion’ and ‘repres­sion’?

3. Or have we to recognise, that the gen­ders are pro­du­ced by the domi­nant order? And fur­ther: Have we to recognise, that dis­cri­mi­na­tion is not the decisive thing, rather the sym­ptom of a more fun­da­men­tal social struc­ture of domi­na­tion and exploi­ta­tion?

4. Are trans and drag activism surely first steps for revo­lu­tio­ni­sing the social rela­ti­ons? Or does depend this on cer­tain con­di­ti­ons – and is, the­re­fore, trans and drag activism as such cle­arly not suf­fi­ci­ent?

5. Shall we replace femi­nism with ‘queer’ (or with ‘queer femi­nism’ – ‘queer’ as modi­fier [“fabric sof­te­ner”] of femi­nism)? Or do we need both: Unmo­di­fied femi­nism and queer?

6. Applies the queer-​​dekonstructivist the­sis, that iden­ti­ties are soci­ally con­struc­ted, only to cis-​​identities (“bio­lo­gi­cal” men and women, as sta­ted in their ori­gi­nal birth cer­ti­fi­ca­tes)? Or does it apply to trans-​​identities as well?

7. Are the lax reac­tions of the queer scene towards sexual harass­ment exclu­si­vely cau­sed by pres­sure of work and inap­pro­priate beha­viour by some indi­vi­du­als? Or is there a sys­te­ma­tic con­nec­tion with the basic poli­ti­cal ori­en­ta­tion of the queer main­stream in Ger­many, which inclu­des that using the term ‘femi­nism’ wit­hin the appeals for the trans­ge­niale CSD (trans­bril­li­ant Gay Pride Mani­fes­ta­tion) is a great taboo?

Those are sim­ple and basic ques­ti­ons, to which all com­ra­des can reply. And they should reply con­scious­ness and well-​​founded.

To my cri­tics:
Those are not ques­ti­ons, which can be ans­we­red only by people, who hold a cer­tain school or aca­de­mic degree. Those are ques­ti­ons, which we have to face in our poli­ti­cal struggle.

[1] https://​www​.face​book​.com/​t​i​m​i​b​o​i​/​p​o​s​t​s​/​2​0​8​4​1​9​7​7​7​8​9​7​7​?​n​o​t​i​f​_​t​=​f​e​e​d​_​c​o​m​m​e​n​t​_​reply

[2] http://​de​.indy​me​dia​.org/​2​0​1​1​/​0​6​/​3​1​0​5​4​9​.​s​h​t​m​l​?c=on.


Trans­bril­li­ant Gay Pride Mani­fes­ta­tion 2011 in Ber­lin wit­hout “offi­cial” appeal for par­ti­ci­pa­tion (in Ger­man)

Over­all view – cri­ti­que of the left-​​wing libe­ral, anti­fe­mi­nist poli­ti­cal Ori­en­ta­tion of the Trans­bril­li­ant Gay Pride Mani­fes­ta­tion (tCSD) in Ber­lin and of the queer main­stream in Ger­many in gene­ral (in Ger­man)

Reac­ting towards sexual harass­ment at Trans­bril­li­ant Gay Pride Mani­fes­ta­tion (in Ger­man)

This text and the Ger­man ori­gi­nal as .pdf-​​file.
Die­ser Text und die deut­sche Fas­sung als .pdf-​​Datei.

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