GRAYSON PERRY EXHIBITION.”THE VANITY OF SMALL DIFFERENCES”.WALKER ART GALLERY LIVERPOOL.POLEMIC.BY STEVEN BENSON

Grayson Perry, you OVERTLY privilege the class struggle over sexual orientation and gender identity issues; this is a MAN{sic}MADE putative hierarchy of oppressions; a non neo-Marxist view(in most strands of neo-marxist thought ALL the unprivileged are seen as all to be liberated simultaneously, i.e. EQUALLY). I am tired of this antiquated, discriminatory view. Its not that I do not support the class struggle: I do;but it has to be subsumed, apparently. Why?

You are a hypocrite, Grayson; you have the following image as one of your tapestries

In case, anyone hadn’t noticed: the chicks have dicks!

I fear you fear public opinion; and have PRETENDED to subsume everything else under the class struggle, because we have people , here, VENERATING, gender-ambigous images; or maybe they are coded images. But be brave: this is 2014 in the UK, not 1966. These are not small issues, which we are “vain” about; in some countries, lgbt people are KILLED because of their sexual orientation or (non-hegemonic) gender identity; how can that be “vanity” ; it is an insult and cowardly;never mind poor critical thinking. I want NEVER to hear the phrase “subsume every other struggle under the class struggle and we shall be ok” EVER AGAIN; people in, e.g., Uganda, experience extreme economic poverty, because of their class, but they ALSO  get the death penalty for being lgbt; all these, and many other, struggles have to run in parallel.

All such a shame, because, artistically speaking(which you cannot divorce from the political anyway) the tapestries are richly and gorgeously woven.

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