Homophobia And Sexism In Suzanne Pharr Summary

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Essay Homophobia and Sexism in Suzanne Pharr article, she wrote that “heterosexism and homophobia work together to enforce compulsory heterosexuality and that bastion of patriarchal power, the nuclear family.” Ministers across the world have focused on two solely “problems”: abortion and homosexuality. Puberty is when the society pressure to be heterosexual and preparing for marriage hard for individuals who struggle with their identity. The Lavender Menace discussed about women who were feminist and were lesbians often hid their sexuality or spoke less at organizations to have a greater effect on the audience. “The Woman Identified Woman” help homosexual woman bring conscious what is was like to be a feminist and a lesbian. Women who were …show more content…
To remove sexual roles and pushing the idea that men and women are equal, where does it say that women who are homosexual aren’t equal to women who are straight. It is starting the idea of white being superior to other races. Pharr article says “to be a lesbian is to be perceived as someone who stepped out of line…” To be a lesbian is to say you are not dependent on men and you can make a name for yourself. Lesbian’s are always perceived as going against men and having hatred towards them. They are seen as a threat to male dominance and control, in better words, keeping sexism alive. I’ve always wonder, if the men who are against homosexuality, do they masturbate to lesbian porn? Gay men are perceived also a threat to male dominance and control. Men need to be superior at all times and being gay makes you less superior in the eyes of your peers. Heterosexual men fear to be out-ranked by homosexuals in the work force. Gay men are seen as betrayers and should be killed of their crime. Wait, so why are gay men being killed, but lesbians are being saved? You would think males who like being superior would be happy to see a gay man being in charge and superior than get mad about …show more content…
The Bible also goes against those who are homosexual and, I believe, to be stoned or killed if homosexual. In the Power-Point slideshow on Thursday, there we some Bible verses that we do not follow strictly, like we do the homosexual ones. For example: you may buy male and female slaves and working on the seventh day should lead to death (well, I’ve been dead since high school then.) People over time have brought up why homosexuality is goes against the Bible, but if you look closely so does pre-martial sex, having tattoos on your body, stolen and murdering people, but we still see that happen every day. The Promise Keepers and Reapers touch lightly on this subject, but they are a Christ-like masculinity group, until a couple years ago when they accepted women into the program. Instead of working for equality for men and women, they are told if they remain faithful they will gain higher power and authority in the household. This ties into homosexuality because I went to their website, looking to see if they accepted homosexual men. Their website said they believe it is wrong to be homosexual, but they encourage men to join their session to learn the right way from the love of

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