The other day I was talking to a dude I work with about our store music and how ridiculous it is that we’re not allowed to play a song with the word ‘shit’ in it but it’s totally fine to play a song with the word ‘faggot’ in it (that god-awful Pogues xmas song).
He replied “yeah, and a song with ‘lesbian themes.’” (Katy Perry’s I Kissed A Girl)
Because a woman enjoying an intimate experience with another woman* is exactly the same as a slur which dates all the way back to when people were burned at the stake for being different.
I wanted to slap him.
*Pretending for a moment that that song is actually about a woman enjoying an intimate experience with another woman and not about Perry’s desire to make a lot of money by cashing in on the male gaze, hereby reinforcing crappy popular conceptions about gay women such as: ‘they’re just doing it for attention,’ ‘it’s just a phase,’ etc.