Thursday, May 13, 2010

Satire or Homophobia?

Personally, I think that this video is evidence that whatever the higher ranking (read: Cold War Era) officers and NCOs might be saying about the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell, the majority of soldiers on the ground (in this case, literally on the ground in Iraq) really just don't care.

Although there may be some stereotyping here, I don't see it as homophobic so much as the stereotypes being displayed are

1) the most common cultural references for what "gay" means
2) a post-modern pastiche of the silliness entailed in maintaining the DADT policy (does anyone REALLY think that this will happen?)

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