The status quo can use social pressure to gain the conforming erasure of minority groups. Refusing to relieve this tension—not conforming to normalising pressure—defies their expectations. A refusal constitutes practices primarising strength in affirmation of self, or a group’s representation, despite normalising pressure. Refusing to comply with normalising pressure thus complicates power dynamics and bully/victim binaries in useful ways. This article offers Queer analysis of refusals to relieve tension in 2018. It is organised by Tweets linked to notable refusals in each month of the year.
|Title of host publication||Bent street 2|
|Subtitle of host publication||Australian LGBTIQA + arts, writing & ideas|
|Place of Publication||Melbourne|
|Publisher||Clouds of Magellan|
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|
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