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Members of marginalised groups are so often thought of in terms of the monstrous. Our lived experience, our appearance and presentation, our relationships, our cultures, our love -- all of these things are made into horror by oppressive attitudes. Similarly, there is a particular narrative so intrinsic to the idea of "heroism" that we no longer analyse whether that person does good deeds -- instead, their association with the hero narrative justifies them retroactively.

This manifesto calls for the continued analysis, complication, subversion and reclaimation of these convenient narratives.

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An entry for ManifestoJam.


Published Feb 13, 2018
StatusReleased
CategoryOther
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AuthorMitch Alexander
Tagsmanifesto, Monsters, queer

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Monstrous Love and Heroic Failure.pdf 52 kB