Hitchens' essay on women (one of his more fatuous and ungenerous efforts, by the way) is irrelevant because of the simple fact that Morrissey is extremely funny.
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I want to add that this website is used by people from all around the world and the understanding of the term gender varies. I learned it totally differently in my sociology seminars on the social construction of gender than anybody uses it here on this website. However I had a brief thought exchange via PM three years ago which revealed that the term has the same meaning to somebody at a Scandinavian university.
You know what's torture a little bit? Reading the comments on Steve Martin's facebook page. People use it to feed HIS LINES back at him to prove how funny THEY are, it's like a corner of hell. If I had a dollar for every time somebody posted "Welll Excuuuuuuuuuuse me!" on his facebook page I'd have enough gas money to drive to Bakersfield and try to pick up a scalped ticket. AND dinner too.
I believe Morrissey is developed and influenced by mostly feminine figures. Especially his reading matter during his teenage years. Woolf especially critisised man as self important and ludicrous. He seems close to his mother and her influence appears to be all affirming. The male charachters in his life are all encompassing of mummy boy killers, self loathers or effemimate outsiders
"You have killed me Jose' but my heart is free"
Dont know much about 'feminist thought' but I am a woman, and generally, Women dig Morrissey. Yes, homoerotic overtones , seriousness and sensitivity, he's camp, feminist, transgender. It's all good. Amen to this thread. How many times do we talk about gender on this goddamn site.
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