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Posted on 01. Feb, 2012 by Sinclair Sexsmith in Interviews “…we’re living with one model of success and failure and one model alone. And that model is, that to make money and to advance professionally is what it means to be successful, and everything else is failure.
Welcome back, Academic Feminists! Our back-to-school edition features an interview with two scholars, Maria Rodó-de-Zárate and Jen Gieseking, whose work explores the production of lesbian space and identify, though from opposite sides of the pond. Maria is a Ph.D. Candidate at the Department of Geography of the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, where her work examines the uses and experiences of young people in public space from an intersectional approach. Jen is a Ph.D. Candidate in the environmental psychology program at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY), and you can read more about her research at her website .
Queer theory is a field of post-structuralist critical theory that emerged in the early 1990s out of the fields of queer studies and women's studies . Queer theory includes both queer readings of texts and the theorisation of 'queerness' itself. Heavily influenced by the work of Gloria Anzaldúa , Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick , Judith Butler , and Lauren Berlant , queer theory builds both upon feminist challenges to the idea that gender is part of the essential self and upon gay/lesbian studies' close examination of the socially constructed nature of sexual acts and identities . Whereas gay/lesbian studies focused its inquiries into "natural" and "unnatural" behaviour with respect to homosexual behaviour, queer theory expands its focus to encompass any kind of sexual activity or identity that falls into normative and deviant categories.
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I have spent some time looking at the American DSM manual. The American psychiatric manual say a lot about how some psychiatrist try to draw the line between different types of cross-gender identification. The fetishists (crossdreamers), on the other hand, are wearing "clothes of the opposite sex principally to obtain sexual excitement and to create the appearance of a person of the opposite sex."
<img class="aligncenter" title="portrait5" src="http://content.artofmanliness.com/uploads//2012/07/portrait5.jpg" alt="" width="400" height="476" /> In my unending search for just the right vintage images for our articles, I have looked through thousands of photographs of men from the last century or so. One of the things that I have found most fascinating about many of these images, is the ease , familiarity , and intimacy , which men used to exhibit in photographs with their friends and compadres. I shared a handful of these images in our very early post on the history of male friendship , but today I wanted to share almost 100 more in order to provide a more in-depth look into an important and highly interesting aspect of masculine history: the decline of male intimacy over the last century. As you make your way through the photos below, many of you will undoubtedly feel a keen sense of surprise — some of you may even recoil a bit as you think, “Holy smokes!
nonstopultimate : My height and weight are A proportion so I don’t let HWP stop me from responding to online profiles. if someone says they only like ppl who are “hwp” in a hookup ad i think it tells me much more abt them than it does abt who they want to hook up with i guess i’m technically “hwp” but almost never hookup with someone who says they preferred that because, like, beyond the fact that i’m not into fatphobic assholes, it just makes me assume they have unrealistic expectations abt ppl’s body & just don’t wanna deal with that. <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
Several weeks ago Barack Obama embraced gay marriage – the first sitting US president to support gay rights. His call for equal rights for the gay community has also become a rallying cry for the religious right to galvanise support against him. The US National Organization for Marriage released a statement saying it would work "ceaselessly to preserve traditional marriage". Conservative religious groups have played a major role in US politics for decades. They have also been seeking influence in other countries. A report released this week by the progressive group, Political Research Associates, says that several Christian evangelicals have been lobbying for homophobic laws and policies in Africa.
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13 May 2011 Last updated at 10:29 ET MP David Bahati said the bill had sparked debate Uganda's parliament has adjourned without debating a controversial bill which includes the death penalty for some homosexual acts.
2 November 2011 Last updated at 12:32 ET President John Atta Mills says Ghana's values are different from those in the UK Ghana's President John Atta Mills has rejected the UK's threat to cut aid if he refuses to legalise homosexuality. Mr Atta Mills said the UK could not impose its values on Ghana and he would never legalise homosexuality. UK Prime Minister David Cameron said at the weekend that aid would be cut to countries which failed to respect gay rights.
Gay-hating presidential aspirant Michele Bachmann represents a district of Minnesota which public health officials have labeled a "suicide contagion area," according to a deeply disturbing piece in Mother Jones . Here's why: In the space of two years, nine teenagers from the area have taken their own lives—the most recent one in May—while "many more" have attempted suicide unsuccessfully. Most of them were known or perceived to be LGBT youth.
The first was TJ . Then came Samantha , Aaron, Nick, and Kevin. Over the past two years, a total of nine teenagers have committed suicide in a Minnesota school district represented by Rep. Michele Bachmann—the latest in May—and many more students have attempted to take their lives.