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So when we arrived on the scene loudly last 12 months in the news, some body published "we find your lesbianism suspect now
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-- where had been you within the 80's once we had been fighting for the legal rights?"
Being a point in fact, we invested a great the main 80's looking to get accurate documentation deal, because no record business would simply just just take the possibility for a gay 40-year-old female whom'd already had two professions. My spouse and I mortgaged our house thus I will make the record album silence that is breaking. Howard Stern and singer/songwriter John Mellencamp, both dismissed in a current article we read as "mysogynistic breeders", had been the sole performers to straight straight back me personally with air-time and cash before my record broke and got its Grammy nomination.
So what performs this state about our presumptions? That people deceive ourselves into thinking we're open-minded, while projecting our personal bigotry onto that final safe target, the Straight White Male? Hmm.
Just why is it therefore odd to see Janis Ian laughing with Howard Stern?
As he states "Oh Janis, in the event that you'd just slept with all the right guy you would certainly be right" and I reply "Oh Hoard, in the event that you'd just slept using the right man, you would be homosexual" -- in which he agrees that there surely is always the possibilty -- it delivers a note to his core demographic of white 15-to-25-year-old men which they have from nobody else on radio. It really is no big news if Janis Ian is homosexual; if Howard Stern admits that there surely is a remote possibility for their enjoying intercourse with a guy, it's news.
The genuine message, the sub-text, of what Howard jobs, is threshold and acceptance. I have experienced earnest boys in complete Mamba hetero drag look backstage to express that their night's choice had been "between both you and Alice In Chains, you had been on Howard therefore we arrived here".