And so now Irish gay people we find ourselves in this ludicrous situation where we are not only not allowed to say publicly what we feel oppressed by, we’re not even allowed to think it because the very definition, our definition, has been disallowed by our betters. And for the last 3 weeks, I’ve been denounced from the floor of the Oireachtas, to newspaper columns, to the seething morass of internet commentary, denounced for using hate speech because I dared to use the word homophobia, and a jumped up queer like me should know that the word homophobia is no longer available to gay people, which is a spectacular and neat Orwellian trick because now it turns out that gay people are not the victims of homophobia, homophobes are the victims of homophobia. [X]
Real talk. This is some powerful stuff. True about forms of oppression beyond homophobia as well. Taking stock of reality is real scary sometimes. We gotta do better y’all.
Link to the full video at the bottom.