When people use the term snowflake unironically, just remember they're quoting Fight Club, a satire written by a gay man about how male fragility causes men to destroy themselves, resent society and become radicalized. and that Tyler Durden isnt the hero but a personification of the main character's deep insecurities, and that his snowflake speech is a dig at how fascists use dehumanizing language to breed loyalty from insecure people.

@jacethechicken
I always found it amusing that both American Psycho and Fight Club were both obviously intensely queer texts and they basically defined hypermasculine archetypes in the 90s.

@Irick @jacethechicken well hypermasculinity and queerness have always been kinda close to each other : think about wrestling for example 😉 or bikers.

@Oz @jacethechicken
I think maybe its because from a queer perspective the performance of masculinity can be appreciated /as/ performance. So there is a far more salient theory of masculinity in a queer lens then from a lens of heteronormative maleness because it lacks the conscious awareness of its theory. It is a topic unexamined... Though now I wonder if this continues to be the case in a homonormitive context...

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