Soc 101 Week 6 Discussion Questions - 1 Sociology 101 Section 11 Discussion Questions Dude Youre A Fag Adolescent Male Homophobia By C J Pascoe 1

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Sociology 101 Section 11 Discussion Questions: “Dude, You’re A Fag?: Adolescent Male Homophobia” By: C. J. Pascoe 1.) According to the boys of River High School what is the definition of “a fag?” Boys in River High stated that ever since they were little boys they were told, “Hey, don’t be a little faggot” (Pascoe 307). The term faggot was already ingrained into these boy’s minds at such an early age. But, the term fag has a different definition than what other people in society would associate the term with. In River High the term fag does not mean homophobia, but instead the term fag can mean stupid, dumb, or basically anything you want it to mean. If a boy is doing something stupid or wrong that boy will be called a fag. Also, it is mainly boys using the term and being called it. A woman who is a lesbian is seen as “cool.” The term fag is seen as a synonym for “stupid.” It is used very loosely and it is seen to take away a man’s masculinity for a period of time until that man calls someone else a fag. Also, the boys say they would never use the term fag around a “real” gay person because that is not nice.
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