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Events: G. Love, Floating World, And A Band Of Robots

Seth Combs mentions here that it is "ludicrous" to suggest that Joe Nalven is not qualified to blog on the art show "What Women Want," because of his stance against gay marriage. As a participant in the comments on that blog (under Baudelaire Shepherd), I should clarify that the point was not to question Nalven's "professional" qualifications or his abstract "right" to say whatever he wished, but to question his "moral" standing on the rights issues close to the heart of a show of this type. The irony was too outrageous to let stand without response, and because any critic automatically assumes an air of objectivity and authority, it is both appropriate and a real responsibility to question that authority, especially when pressing social issues are involved.

April 9, 2011 at 11:06 a.m. ( | suggest removal )