Queer Politics - Thediscoursewhichparticularly...

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“The discourse which particularly  oppress all of us, lesbians, women,  and homosexual men, are those  discourses which take for granted  that what founds society, any  society, is heterosexuality … These  discourses of heterosexuality  oppress us in the sense that they 
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Fighting the Gay Right Gay Republicans  “Neither victim nor villain, we seek no special privilege, but we  deplore being penalized.  Many of us simply want to be left  alone.” Homocons : the gay auxiliary of the backlash against  Why does Goldstein say that the gay community  tends to be democratic? Can this change?
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Queer The term queer seeks to: Deconstruct the idea of man and woman Critique the power of heterosexuality  Suggest a commitment to radical politics The word queer “loosely connotes sexualities and  genderings without pinpointing single and stable,  specific, homo/hetero sexualities and genderings”  (Morrison, 1992).
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Assimilation model:  “We’re just like you”  Gays should not be discriminated against because they are  more like heterosexuals than people realize Queer model  “We’re here, we’re queer, get used to it”  Queer people are different, but this is not a rationale for  discrimination Queer models attempt to not “essentialize” movement  belong/politics. What does it mean to rely on essentialism?
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This note was uploaded on 04/01/2012 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 3356 taught by Professor Mauraryan during the Spring '12 term at Georgia State University, Atlanta.

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