Monday, January 23rd, 2012

The Safety of Categories

"When you start operating on the principle that you indeed can divide people into sheep and goats, then there’s also the idea that you must divide people into sheep and goats and there are certain boundaries that cannot be crossed without reclassifying."
It's once more into the breach with trying to get society to roll back the helpful and also not at all helpful classification of people into "gay" and "straight." Anyway, that's Hanne Blank, author of Straight: The Surprisingly Short History of Heterosexuality, out next week.

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jolie (#16)

I'm a goat in sheep's clothing! Or am I a sheep in goat's clothing? I dunno – which ones are supposed to be the homos again?

deepomega (#1,720)

@jolie: Having you heard the phrase, "Gayer than a goat in the grass"?

RonMwangaguhung (#3,697)

Today I am goatish. In college I was sheep until graduation.

John Ore (#7,170)

Sheep? Goats? Yeah, and you wonder why Republicans think that gay marriage will lead to humans marrying animals.

HiredGoons (#603)

You're all sheep.

deepomega (#1,720)


whizz_dumb (#10,650)

Feeling like a herded animal over here :-((

La Cieca (#1,110)

Some of us are sheep and some of us are goats, but Choire is an angora rabbit.

oldtaku (#9,009)

And then the goats and the sheep can both hate those who can't commit to being a goat or sheep. Everyone wins!

riotnrrd (#840)

My robe, Antoninus. My taste includes both sheep and goats.

Ham Snadwich (#11,842)

@riotnrrd – I had no idea what he was talking about when I originally saw that. Of course I was 12, and watching with my grandma.

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