Gaga Feminism Part 2

This was the LGBT/Feminist Reading Club’s reading for July 20.

By Kyudon Choi

Last time, we pictured gaga feminist’s anarchist take on “the end of men” with Lady Gaga’s music video, Telephone. Don’t be in the prison of a fixed category such as “woman”, move just like your mobile phone, kill any shackles such as men, and then, run far away, never come back to the past of heterosexuality. Gaga and Beyoncé may represent a lesbian couple.

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Gaga Feminism Part 1

This was the reading for the Seoul LGBT/Feminist Reading Club on July 6.  The club meets every second Saturday at 4:00 in the meeting room of the Dunkin Donuts outside exit 6 of Gangnam Station.

By Kyudon Choi

Since popular culture has political power to cast our minds and bodies, LGBT movements have made efforts to reform the message from the dominant straight popular cultures. However, Judith Jack Halberstam I call ‘Jack’ below, instead of he, she, or s/he, in the book, Gaga Feminism: Sex, Gender, and the End of Normal (2012), points out that popular culture is not just a dominating culture but also a channel which enables us to see through what the reality is going on and how to change this world. Jack claims, the queerness has already been our reality even among straight people, and it is now time for revolution, instead of reform, for occupy our new world, our future without home, usual, and any norms.

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