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Outline for “Assault on Gay America” Assault on Gay America: Homophobia – hatred or fear of gay people Michael Kimmel’s definition of homophobia – basic building block of masculinity. Straightjacket pushing us towards the stereotype of masculinity. The idea that people might get the wrong idea about you. Cultural roots of homophobia, per Kimmel – stereotypes- anything outside of straight feelings throws of the norm. Gay activist Derek Henckel’s persecution in high school by his fellow students – surrounded by students and got away by hiding in a classroom.
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Unformatted text preview: Psychologists research on discrimination against gays 1/3 would assault gays or harass them. Professor Henry Adams research intense and violent homophobia- people who hate homosexuals are actually hiding from their own homosexuality. Guys who hate gays actually respond with arousal to gay scenes. Repressed feelings to stay masculine. Biggest surprise to come out of the trial of Billy Jack Gaithers killers his killer was secretly gay. Cross-cultural comparisons of homosexuality...
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course SOC 101 taught by Professor Sullivan during the Spring '08 term at ASU.

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