Heteronormativity

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    Feb 22, 2009 1:14 AM GMT
    Thought it would be interesting to hear what you guys thought about it...
    /if it exists prominently in society

    ... My friend doesn't think it has a big impact, just wandering if you agree he's tad oblivious lol
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    Feb 22, 2009 2:47 AM GMT
    Oy vey................
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    Feb 22, 2009 2:52 AM GMT
    "BUT I'M A CHEERLEADER!"
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    Feb 22, 2009 2:52 AM GMT
    We are gay, what do you think our opinion of it would be?

    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/433304/
    write your essay.
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    Feb 22, 2009 3:06 AM GMT
    Well if "heteronormativity" is an issue, I'd say we gay men need to create, define, adopt, establish, reinforce, nuture and celebrate "homonormativity".

    I am a homosexual. I don't want any aspect of my life to be governed by notions of what heterosexuals assume is normal given all the psychological and sociological trappings of what heterosexual life and identity entails.

    Let them have their "normal", and we have ours.

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    Or, to keep it really simple: hetero = "yuck", homo = "delicious".
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    Feb 22, 2009 3:13 AM GMT

    It's a redundant standard of 'normal'. That said, it's fluid to a degree. Women now work side by side with men, single mothers are more of a norm. But, men often refrain from calling their male friends boyfriends because the hetero- normative mind-set may infer they're gay, whereas women call their women friends girlfriends without insinuating they're lesbian.

    Now go write that essay.
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    Feb 22, 2009 3:13 AM GMT
    Pinny saidWe are gay, what do you think our opinion of it would be?
    You're gay? Does your mother know this? Oh you're in big trouble young man! You do need to act with more heteronormativity!
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    Feb 22, 2009 3:17 AM GMT
    what doth this big word meanith?
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    Feb 22, 2009 3:23 AM GMT
    L0NEvvolf saidwhat doth this big word meanith?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heteronormativity
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    Feb 22, 2009 3:31 AM GMT
    flex89 said"BUT I'M A CHEERLEADER!"


    Haha, fun movie.
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    Feb 22, 2009 5:12 AM GMT
    TheGuyNextDoor saidIt means you don't suck Dick if you have one...
    Ah... you have such a way with words! LOL
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    Feb 22, 2009 5:35 AM GMT
    In the spirit of heteronormativity... would this picture be a candidate for an example of homonormativity?

    pride15.jpg

    Or how about this one?

    final1244.jpg

    I just don't see how you could possibly define any instance as "normal" between heterosexuality and homosexuality. If heteronormativity were actually applicable, women would still be at home cleaning the shit out of everything while wearing heels and everyone on this thread would be hanging out at the public john tapping on the floor next to the neighboring stall.
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    Feb 22, 2009 6:36 AM GMT
    eb925guy said
    Pinny said Oh you're in big trouble young man! You do need to act with more heteronormativity!

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    Feb 22, 2009 6:39 AM GMT
    Well, I am not a fan of it. But I think that I am more interested in the specific variations of homophobia in ordinary life than in the enshrining of heterosexuality as the unquestioned norm. For instance, generally it seems like lesbians are not as "scary" as gay men are in the imagination of the average homophobe. It seems like the perceived threat to conventional notions of "manliness" is at the root of most attempts to shore up heterosexuality and stigmatize homosexuality.
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    Feb 22, 2009 6:48 AM GMT
    flex89 saidIn the spirit of heteronormativity... would this picture be a candidate for an example of homonormativity?

    pride15.jpg


    I think it's a candidate for twinknormativity.