QUEER THEORY - QUEER THEORY In"Sisters and Queers The...

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QUEER THEORY In "Sisters and Queers: The Decentering of Lesbian Feminism" Stein argus that "queer" is a better term than "lesbian" because it emphasizes what can't be assimilated. "Queer" emphasizes the apartness and differences of gays and lesbians "You can't eliminate queerness or screen it out. It is an affirmation that for thousands of years history and literature have been seen though the perspective of heterosexual males; gendering history and literature - uncovering the patriarchal, heterosexist biases in past intellectual enterprises - will enable us to cast off oppressive structures and liberate our true nature, enable us to be who we really are." By adopting this theory homosexuals are throwing off the chains of gender oppression and domination and are subverting patriarchy. The Queer Theorist want "to emphasize the queerness of queers." They reject the idea that being a homosexual is an alternative to being straight, parallel to it in every way. At present nearly all who call themselves queer theorists are academics
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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