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Unformatted text preview: male oppression Many men see women as powerful and are intimated and threatened and this is the source of some of there violence and dominance Gay studies Foucault politicized and historicized sex and gender Patriarchy requires intense homosocial bonding – reasons behind homophobia Bond but do so without sexuality This view suggests that an increases in homoerotic images might function as a reinforcement of patriarchal masculinity, and a backlash against feminism Another view suggests that homosexuality exists covertly in everyone Other view: boundaries of sexuality and gender are blurring which explains the growth of homoerotic imagery. Many men feel insecure and dissatisfied with their identity Gay studies has politicized gender and sexuality- because now heterosexuality is an identity that brings you into the patriarchal capitalist culture Heterosexuality involves self-distortion and suffering...
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- Spring '05
- Feminism, Lynne Segal, Gender Feminism Gender