26 June 2007
What's my blog rated?
> Mingle2: "What's my blog rated?" heteronormativity by suggesting that "gay" and "lesbian" are "adult" words, somehow sinister and dirty. And it marginalises gay and lesbian youth: the corollary of "gay" and "lesbian" being adult concepts is the implication that young people are or should be "heterosexual" - it suggests that homosexuality is somehow incompatible with being a young person. Nothing new though. This type of discrimination is prevalent in filtering software used by businesses. I have several friends who have had emails and website intercepted or blocked because of the presence of terms like gay and lesbian.