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“We Don’t Want Another Piece of the Pie… We Want a Whole New Pie” April 13, 2009

Posted by Onely in "Against Love"...?, Heteronormativity, Just Saying., Singled Out.
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Winona LaDuke, a Native American political activist, is credited with the potd_pi-piewords that I’m borrowing for the title of this post. I don’t know all that much about LaDuke, but I’ve heard her words (slightly altered) before in a different context. About a year ago, I had what turned out to be a very significant conversation with one of my favorite professors, who explained to me why she, as a lesbian, had no interest in promoting the cause of gay marriage. “I don’t want a piece of that pie,” she said — meaning the institution of marriage — “because it doesn’t solve the problem of equality for all…. Hell, I don’t even like pie!” (more…)

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