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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: • Psychologist’s 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 Gaither’s killers – his killer was secretly gay. • Cross-cultural comparisons of homosexuality –...
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