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“Nowadays, when a grown woman describes herself as a ‘fag hag,’ it feels like she’s throwing around a designer label that’s faded from fashion”

SOUNDBITES — “Nowadays, when a grown woman describes herself as a ‘fag hag,’ it feels like she’s throwing around a designer label or telling me she knows a celebrity — a kind of social conspicuous consumption. Worse, it’s a designer label that’s faded from fashion — like a Juicy-brand velour sweat suit. In the past decade, gay men have become less defined and ghettoized by our sexuality than ever before, making terms like ‘fag hag’ feel as retrograde as, well, Will & Grace.” —Open.Salon.com deputy editor Thomas Rogers on his disdain for straight women who want to be his fag hag [Salon]