I wondered — was Andrew on point, was I being a hypocrite?
” Andrew was poking fun at me because of my very vocal embrace of Queer politics and theory and reluctance to fully embrace the (socially constructed, historically specific) category of gay identity.
Here’s master asshat Elvis Stojko talking abt his problem with feminine skaters: People in the gay community have to realize they’ve got to take themselves out of it. I’ve been getting heat for this, but there are people behind me saying that they appreciate it. Criticisms of effeminate skaters aren’t so much about sexual identity as they are gender expression.
It’s about what people can identify with when they’re watching the sport. Effeminate men can identify with effeminate skating. When I watch it, I can’t identify because I don’t move like that. And male effeminacy is often just as frequently derided and condemned in many gay subcultures as it is in the mainstream.
He received a standing ovation from the crowd and won the national championship with a record score of 318.47, beating his nearest competitor by a record 55.44 points.
A month later, Chen landed five quads again to win the Four Continents championships in Gangneung, South Korea.
Naturally, he is a contender to medal at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang next February. Here’s the source of my initial concern: Coming as it did immediately after his gold medal win, and in the midst of his very public disagreement w/ silver medalist Evgeny Pleshenko — a disagreement that’s heavily gendered as feminized artistry (Evan’s focus on expression of details) vs. Calling for fluid identities on the one hand and seeming to criticize Lysacek for not “coming out” on the other?D., while performing on the NBC special Skating & Gymnastics Spectacular -- confirm to PEOPLE exclusively that they've been dating since last summer." But just last weekend Lysacek, who won a figure skating gold medal on Thursday, said something very different. "I haven't had any time for dating while I'm training. The article now says that only Liukin -- and not "the couple" -- have confirmed the relationship.Is it possible that feelings between the two gold medalists aren't mutual?They hadn't been doing the quads; they hadn't been landing the harder tricks consistently.