This is my (very late) response to someone who peer-reviewed an article on queer comics: I think it's cruel to deny people resources and opportunities and then, when they find another means of expression, to tell them that their platform isn't "political" or "important."
I also think it's cruel of LGBTQ+ scholars to look down on work that doesn't reflect queer identity as they personally construct it, often using deliberately inaccessible critical theory. I feel this especially as someone who writes about non-Western media.
I'm specifically drawing on my experience of an essay having to run a nasty gamut of rejections from various venues several years ago; but, based on various anecdotes, things have only gotten worse. Can Queer (Media) Studies not become a radioactive field of cockroaches please.

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