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Monday, May 4, 2009

Monday Morning Fashion Essay

Posted by Marjorie Skinner on Mon, May 4, 2009 at 9:57 AM

I can think of few things less interesting than the hipster "debate," but this morning I read an essay on Queerty (thanks to Scott for pointing me there) that attacks the much-maligned hipster from a less-often trod angle, entitled "Are Hipsters Stealing Gay Style? Or Something Else?" It's a quick read, but if nothing else, don't miss this paragraph:

I look at these boys in Williamsburg, Silver Lake, the Mission, and I think to myself, “YOU BETTER BE GAY.” You can’t just reap the benefits of the queer struggle, you over-privileged white man — not without some payment. If you want to continue copping my queer style, I want blow-jobs from you on demand. Then we’ll be even. Choke on my dick and you can keep the suspenders and the Members Only jacket. Eat my ass and you can keep the fanny pack.

As you can see, it's a bit of a belligerent piece, but generated some interesting discussion in the comments.



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