I was reading this article about this dude who got crowned Homecoming Queen of George Mason University, and how this college-educated white male parading around in makeup and a skirt became their #1 asset in asserting themselves as an institution tolerant of minorities. It got me thinking- no not that he isn't a minority, of course he is- there can be only one winner. It got me thinking something that really blew my mind. Though I have been drinking a bit tonight.
Drag queens (not transsexuals or transvestites, just drag queens) are the only minority group you can honestly say, without fear of being called politically incorrect, exist for our entertainment. Lesbians, midgets, asians with thick accents, many Americans find these people entertaining for various reasons, but we keep it to ourselves or only in the company of close friends- in public, for the most part, we are respectful of the fact that people of these groups have their own lives and deal with their status as minorities by trying to live the same sort of lives as everyone else. But not drag queens. They camp it up and draw attention to the fact that they're different- "Look at me! I'm not like you! Stare! Love me, hate me, just acknowledge my weirdness! It's what I'm here for!"
So does that make them a superminority? Not a minority? If a drag queen dances around in the middle of the forest in a dress as conspicuously as he can, but nobody is there to see it, does that make him a transvestite instead? Or is he still a drag queen? And if a tree falls down on him, does he make a noise?
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