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Whatever; I was obsessed with the 1996 supernatural teen horror film , and wanted to figure out how to invoke Fairuza Balk’s deranged character. AOL helped me explore my identity, and people (a claim which I need to consider more deeply).It was not a mechanism that allowed or encouraged me to blend my physical reality or even my identity in the physical real in any significant way with my virtual identity or social experience.Intimacy is very much a part of the virtual sphere, with the popularity and mainstreaming of online dating and social networking sites that provide people with new and alternate ways of encountering one another not only in the Instant Message box or email chain, but moreso in real life.Almost all of my friends are now using online dating sites to find intimate partners, casual sex, friends, and activity partners.
With these new modes of intimacy and community cultivation, though, comes a whole new set of concerns and inquiries.
My chat rooms of choice included a teen chat, where preteens and 50 year old men pretending to be preteens would exchange a/s/l (age/sex/location) and talk about trivial stuff (the contents of which I cannot for the life of me remember).
My other favorite chat room was a Pagan witch craft chat where I, 13/f/NJ would congregate with middle aged lesbians, learn about witchcraft, and pray to some god(s) that I wasn’t a lesbian (emergent symptoms of my internal homophobia linked with my early teen years).
As part of this inclusion, shouldn’t LGBT community members have access to a technological landscape equipped with suitable tools?
Why are we still engaging a logic that privileges the white, middle-class, heterosexual norm that historically constitutes heteronormativity, and that subsequently works to marginalize and alienate those who do not fit that particular mold?
With the late 90s, the authenticity of people one engaged in chat rooms was certainly in question.