Homophobia: How We All Pay the Price

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Warren J. Blumenfeld
Beacon Press, 1992 - 308 pagina's
The hatred of lesbians, gay males, and bisexuals remains an "acceptable" prejudice in our society, despite the widespread damage it causes in all of our lives. Inviting sexual minorities and heterosexual men and women to become allies in the fight against homophobia, the contributors to this anthology explore how homophobia colludes with sexism by forcing people into rigid gender roles; how homophobia causes unnecessary pain and alienation in family relationships; how it works against health-care policy and arts administration that would benefit all members of society; and how homophobia leaves the policies of religious insitutions unfulfilled
In both personal and analytical essays, the contributors show how the fight to end homophobia is everyone's fight if we are to bring about a less oppressive and more productive society. They offer concrete suggestions on transforming attitudes, behaviors and institutions.
 

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Heterosexism, the assumption that all people are or should be heterosexual, also includes the concept of homophobia , the fear and hatred of homosexuals. These deeply rooted prejudices result in ... Volledige review lezen

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Squeezed into Gender Envelopes
23
Shifting the Terms of Hetero Sexism Gender Power Homophobias
39
Racism and Homophobia as Reflections on Their Perpetrators
57
Moving beyond Binary Thinking
67
Children Families and Homophobia
77
From Silence to Suicide Measuring a Mothers Loss
79
It Has Nothing to Do with Me
95
In the Best Interests of the Child Thoughts on Homophobia and Parenting
116
Loving What Is Real Toward an Inclusive Jewish Family
177
True to Our Tradition
187
Homophobia Censorship and the Arts
205
Homophobia and AIDS Public Policy
217
Breaking Free
233
On Being Heterosexual in a Homophobic World
235
Homophobia and the Healing of Society
249
Benefits for Nonhomophobic Societies An Anthropological Perspective
258

Homophobia Homosexuality and Heterosexual Marriage
131
Other Societal Manifestations of Homophobia
155
Appearances
157
Lesbian Baiting as Sexual Harassment Women in the Military
167
Conducting Antiheterosexism Workshops A Sample
275
CONTRIBUTORS
303
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Over de auteur (1992)

Warren Blumenfield is a writer and gay activist who frequently conducts antihomophobia workshops in schools, businesses, and other institutions. He is also the coauthor of Looking at Gay and Lesbian Life.

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