Ok, let’s get it straight to the peanut gallery that Ben Heaton’s article on interracial marriage is a satire. However, if we are going to do that, then we are also going to have to get it straight to Ben Heaton that it was a very poorly written satire. The whole point of a satire is to expose the stupidity of a subject (in this case, anti-gay marriage laws) using irony, sarcasm, wit, ect. We can rule out wit from Heaton’s article… it was dry as a bone. Sarcasm too is only barely visible if one sits down, reads the article several times, and actually looks for something that may resemble sarcasm. Irony is simply not applicable because anti-miscegenic law activists do exist. Gay and interracial marriages share several parallels so it is ridiculous to use one to parody the other. George Orwell’s 1984 was a successful satire because he compared a government to talking farm animals. However, you cannot compare two equally serious subjects, and expect it to be obvious that one is a parody of the other. Heaton’s website criticizes the public for not knowing that his article is a satire. Well, from a literary point of view, it’s not.

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Drag Charity Show: out and proud on campus

The event to aimed to bring visibility to ongoing LGBTQ+ youth issues throughout the Rochester area.


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