Trade Ideology in Mainstrem Society
To The Seminal Truth? Table of Content.
A hatred of feminine males in gay communities?
  Male Heterosexuality
Love & Intimacy, Or the Opposite?

Mandel Laurie (1996). Heterosexism, sexual harassment, and adolescent gender Identity: a social and sexual curriculum in junior high. ED.D. Thesis, Hofstra University, 180 pages.

First, this study suggests that students’ assumptions about heterosexuality perpetuate a norm of heterosexuality and constrain adolescent gender identity. Not only do students believe that a heterosexual identity is central to their gender identity, but stereotypic notions about femininity and masculinity largely inform their beliefs about who they are and who they cannot be...  Students’ descriptions of masculinity are also stereotypic and are largely defined by an anti-feminine norm. Unlike the ways in which girls can and do value masculinity, boys do not and cannot value femininity.

Second, this study asserts that there is a social and sexual curriculum in the culture of middle and junior high schools by which girls and boys construct their gender identities. This heterosexist curriculum, it is argued, perpetuates gender role stereotypes, limits gender identities, empowers masculine boys and disempowers girls, less masculine boys, lesbians, and gay males. The most pervasive indicators of this curriculum - due to heterosexism - are illustrated in the amount of gender disrespect, peer sexual harassment, homophobic language, and the highly (hetero)sexualized nature of adolescent gender relations in these middle and junior high schools. (Mandel, 1996)

'White boys descriptions of 'Black People' are also stereotypic and are largely defined by an anti-black norm. Unlike the ways in which 'Black People' can and do value* "White People," white boys do not and cannot value anything 'Black'... The most pervasive indicators of this curriculum - due to racism - are illustrated in the amount of white disrespect for Black students, anti-Black harassment, white racist language, and the highly white racist  nature of adolescent relations in these middle and junior high schools.'  Conclusion: "Love" or Hatred"? 'Niggar Lovers' were not appreciated either! For them some of the meanest wrath! Who are the 'feminine lovers'? The sissy boys? What is their fate? See: Rofes (1995).

[[*Love? "I recall a conversation several years ago with a black university administrator (in charge of shepherding Negroes through the institution, as most are) in which she cut me off in the middle of some peroration about my hatred of white people to point out, 'You don't hate them... You love them. We all do. We're just angry that they don't love us back.' Indeed, I have all my life harbored an intense an unabated desire to be those privileged, pretty white boys I have always desired..." (Shepherd, 1999: 138).]]

"'It is simply ordinary human sex'" [Prieur, 1988]... "The very words we use to describe sex - safe, unsafe, and relapse - profoundly prejudice our thinking and banish to the netherlands the entire subject of the complex meanings of ordinary human sex" (Odets, 1995: 188-9).

Why this situation? Same as role of the proponents of "bio" theory for male homosexuality. They serve the interests of our 'creators': 'heterosexual' males. Occasionally I encounter: "What causes male heterosexuality?" which is the question not being asked. Also: If "BIO," therefore NO questions to ask, right? My desires are rooted in my genes! Therefore, all of this NOT my fault!

"If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them shall be put to death for their abominable deed; they have forfeited their lives" (Leviticus 20:13). Meaning?

Trade Ideology in Mainstrem Society
A hatred of feminine males in gay communities?

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