I shouldn’t even be blogging about this. I haven’t heard Jada Pinkett Smith’s comments and I’m too distracted to seriously investigate this, but the word “heteronormative” was irresistable. I have to say something about it before my head explodes.
Smith gave a speech to a crowd that included an alliance to support alternative sexual lifestyles.
“Some of the content was extremely heteronormative, and made BGLTSA members feel uncomfortable,” he said.
Oh! The scandal!
According to the article, heteronormative means, “they implied that standard sexual relationships are only between males and females.” Uhhh…yeh. How are male/female sexual relationships not the standard?
“Pinkett Smith was just giving the story of her life. She just told things from her perspective, and her perspective was a heterosexual perspective. She wasn’t trying to be offensive. But some felt she was taking a narrow view, and some people felt left out.”
She was too straight!? Imagine their reaction if someone complained that a speaker was too gay or too transgender? Oy.
Ok, I feel better now. Thank you.