You have also hit on a subject that sets my blood boiling - gays who claim this or that person was gay and as the person is no longer living to dispute the so-called "facts" invented out of whole cloth.
The spurious claims go unanswered, even repeated with each gay defender adding more "facts" of their own until many "low information" people actually believe the lie and argue the pro-gay case!
posted on 04/04/2013 2:12:57 PM PDT
To: zerosix; livius
They're doing this with Willa Cather (d. 1943) now. Her private corresponance and journals have been released by her literary executors for publication, against Cather's vehement demand for privacy. She had explicitly forbidden the publication of, or even direct quotation from, her correspondance.
There is no evidence she was a lesbian, but now all the university literati (with the morals of papparazzi) are combing through her papers trying to find out if she got down with her life-long female friends.
It is truly disgusting, especially since Cather was intensely private by nature, and a classicist by training and temperament. There is nothing she would like less than ginned-up gossip that she had passionate affairs with women --- for which there is (still) no evidence, but the Queer Theorists keep on dredging along.
It's like trying to make a Sapphist out of Emily Dickenson.
posted on 04/04/2013 2:39:47 PM PDT
by Mrs. Don-o
("You can observe a lot just by watchin'." - Yogi Berra)
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