Unformatted text preview: homosexuality” and how naïve and ignorant we know them to be now: “Homosexuals are originally from urban areas” makes me chuckle. Halberstam mentions another author, Gayle Rubin, who wrote “Thinking Sex” explaining simply that cities are a haven for gays because it is the only place they can exist as themselves and still perhaps conceal it when necessary in public whereas in rural areas, such as in Teena’s case, there are too few people to have something like “being gay” go unnoticed. I like how Halberstam sets up her first chapter by explaining her range of knowledge and acknowledgement of other authors before her because it makes her own words more valid by combining the weight of others’ words together. Her approach to this subject is justified and explained with examples every sentence of the way....
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- Spring '08
- Homosexuality, Halberstam, Daily Journal Halberstam