Sunday, November 16, 2008

Wanda Sykes Comes Outta the Closet

Classic Wanda...

I mean, I guess there's somebody out there that, that...
Well, how very, very, especially slow does one have to be to have not figured that out? Wanda's humor has always been drawn from a very distinct strain of droll, biting, hilarious, no-bullshit dyke energy. Even when she was talking about her ex-husband. Much respect to her for making her sexuality public, though. Her doing so works on both a literal and metaphorical level, illustrating that the battle for equality always comes down to simply stating the obvious: I'm a dyke. Women are not second-class citizens and they deserve full rights and full & equal protection under the law; Black people / Latinos / the LGBT community / immigrants... are not second class citizens, and they deserve full rights, and full & equal protection under the law. It's the tedium & banality of repeating the mantra, of even having to state the obvious, that drains and infuriates.

Wanda comes out, here...

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