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22 July 2005 @ 04:52 pm
well, since I'm banned  
I can't comment directly to respond to some of the ill informed ramblings in Karen Hall's comment box over on Some Have Hats: http://somehavehats.typepad.com/some_have_hats/2005/07/queer_is_a_stat.html#comments

but I'll wait until they wind down and do a rebuttal here.

Hmmm, don't know why there's all this space before the link, I have tried to fix it.
Current Mood: splitting headache
Angiextremeroswellia on July 23rd, 2005 12:19 am (UTC)
Personally I find it really ironic and hypocritical that Karen Hall has *such* moral *Christian* beliefs but that she worked on shows like Roseanne and Grace Under Fire. I mean, granted, I personally loved both shows. They cracked me up. I still watch Roseanne reruns when I can. But moral and Christian? Hah, if Roseanne Barr fits her definition of moral and Christian that doesn't say a whole lot for the conservative Christians, does it? Well, at least Roseanne's straight. I'm sure that's all that matters. Ironically, Roseanne dealt with gay and lesbian characters on a regular basis and in the finale it was revealed her sister Jackie was a lesbian. How's *that* for hypocrisy?
(Anonymous) on July 23rd, 2005 12:45 am (UTC)
Karen Hall functioned as a consultant to those shows, was not on staff.

Nonetheless, her fixation on homosexuality is odd. She did write a Judging Amy episode focused on a transgendered priest.

I wouldn't place too much importance on the stylings of Karen Hall. I've been reading her blogs and webpages for a long time. She's like the wind. She fixates on a perspsective/cause, uses it to gain some attention, and then moves to the next one. Most of those causes are about her being a victim.

Tapatitapati on July 23rd, 2005 01:00 am (UTC)
It's clear that she's driven by her fears.

I think she sees the writing she does in Hollywood as a way to pay the bills and consoles herself that it doesn't completely match her viewpoint because it is not fully under her control. She probably fears to try to make her living as a novelist where she would have more control over content.

I see what's going on in comments today as a microcosm of the culture wars and as such the conflict in world views and even the basic meaning of words used fascinates me. Can we really not find a way to respectfully coexist? And do some really think gay bashing is no different from the usual brawls that go on? They must be ill informed about the frequency and level of violence involved...