Ok, I’m only about 15% into the book and I find myself almost completely disagreeing with the author and his premise.
He essentially says:
a) We gay people are wounded.
b) We’re good at fashion and design
c) That it’s self hatred that drives the rage.
Well I’ve been marking the kindle version up with notes, such as:
On page 22: Except some of us aren’t wounded
On page 24 where the author states “What makes the wound of shame so destructive? To experience such shame, particularly during our childhood and and adolescent years, prevents us from developing a strong sense of self”
My comment was “Want to wager on that? Try growing up Italian-American . Plenty of sense of self there and if you don’t think so, I’ll knock your fucking block off.”
I’ve never been that much a pansy – in one part of the book when he says we’re good at fashion and design I noted “I’m an information technology specialist with a concentration of information security – I wouldn’t know fashion or culture if it bit me, but I do know politics very well. ”