I was on the search for a topic that seemingly hadn’t been talked about a lot on mainstream media. When I came across Queering Islamophobia: The Homonationalism of the Muslim Ban by Aqdas Aftab on bitchmedia.org I thought it was perfect! Finally, someone talking about that fact that part of a Muslim ban was to in part “protect the LGBTQ community” when Muslims are just as much a part of that community as anything one else. The article goes on to talk about homonationalism and how it pits the LGBTQ community against people of color and Muslim so now because of it there are whitewashed images of the LGBTQ community giving a false representation. This is causing extreme discomfort and making it harder for people whom are not white a struggle to express themselves. Homonationalism is supported strongly by Trump not in the sense that he intentionally promotes it but it seems to be his own view.
I also, found the article Resilience Alone Won’t Get us Through – We’ll Need to Open Up to Each other by Sarah Kurchak on TheEstablishment.co which was much different then the previous article. In this article a woman tells about his social fears and anxieties that she has for daily life. She tells a story of how her husband cut hit fingers eating a potato and has to go to the hospital, then when he came back to cleaned and ate the potato and said “I couldn’t let it win” the woman starts using the mentality in her daily life. Even though things go wrong and your day might suck you can’t let the bad win. Part of that is opening up and talking about the crappy things going on in your life right now.
These two articles are not very similar at all their writing, content, style, and backgrounds are very different in many ways. Article one is written by a guy Muslim male and is more of a rant and article two is written by a straight white woman and write of joining in together to help each other out. I personally enjoyed to first article much more it had more passion to it while the other was simple and sweet. The best audiences for article one would be people of the LGBTQ community but I personally think everyone should read it. As for article two the best audience would be for women.