Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Queer Feminist Mermaid Running For Senate

                Bre Kidman is 31-years-old, and a self-described “queer feminist mermaid.” And, she is a Democratic candidate for Senator, hoping to unseat Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine). Kidman, a lawyer, was born female but doesn’t use feminine pronouns, preferring “they” or “them.”
                Kidman, like many of her fellow Vermontians, wasn’t pleased with Collins’ vote to confirm Brett Cavanaugh. In fact, a progressive group started a fundraiser that has already raised $3.8 million to be awarded to the winner of the Democratic primary. The queer feminist told The Free Beacon: "I do think I can be competitive in the primary and the general, and party support would make it easier, which is why I decided to join the party system. Maine is in a unique situation because a lot of people donated to a crowd-fund that will go to the Democratic nominee.”
                “They” will fit right in with other Democratic candidates running for office in 2020, whether at the state or national level. “They” told The Sun Journal: “Like all other politicians, whether or not they want to admit it, I’m a human being who has grown and changed over the years. I am funny. I’m weird. I’m serious. I’m happy. I’m sad. I’m a lot of different things. And I want to be in a culture where it’s OK to be a lot of different things and also take part in building what we as a country are.”
                The multi-dimensional mermaid’s Facebook page touts Kidman as a “Criminal defense attorney by day & radical fat queer/performance artist/model/musician/activist most other times.” According to Fox News, the Senate hopeful has done work for the Maine Educationalists on Sexual Harmony (MESH), “teaching people about consent through a body-positive fashion show, and sex education through burlesque.”
                “Them,” who appears to enjoy talking to media outlets, told The Washington Free Beacon that her mermaid persona is “an artistic identity, not a serious identity … I'm a playful person, I'm not going to pretend I'm all serious all the time, because I'm not. I'm mermaid-esque in nature.”
                Kidman is currently working to raise funds and is scheduled to meet with the Democratic Party of Maine in the near future.
                There has been a virtual stampede of officials taking high office recently who have seemingly been elected because of the “firsts” they bring to their positions: gay, married gay, lesbian, bisexual, Muslim, etc. If you could find a queer feminist Muslim mermaid, you’d have yourself one hell of a candidate! If that individual was also black and transgendered, he or she they would be unbeatable! Intersectionality ‘til the cows come home! (Or are exterminated by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez).
                Intersectionality today! Intersectionality tomorrow! Intersectionality forever! In today’s culture, it is certainly okay to be a lot of different things. As long as white, Christian and male aren’t among them.

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