In the late 1980s and early '90s, colleges and universities reported an increase in racist, sexist, anti-Semitic and heterosexist
behaviors and attitudes.
In an essay on the use of humor, we see how it can be used as a device by an author like the lesbian South Asian Namjoshi in her novel Conversation with a Cow to be critical of a heterosexist
society and also to affirm the place of women.
Despite the availability of valid instruments to measure heterosexist
attitudes, studies assessing levels of homophobia and heterosexism among social work educators and administrators have not been conducted.
If the convention amongst lesbians and gay men seeking to gain rights and achieve legal victories has been to embrace a heterosexist
ideal of 'respectability', Kidd breaks with this.
This article addresses the effects of heterosexist
bias in social welfare policy frameworks on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals and families in the United States.
Khanna is no fan of Taking a Break from Feminism, not least because the very idea of its discursive possibility is "misguided" and a "ploy that is complicit with a neoliberal heterosexist
paradigm" (30) that queer theory, in spite of Halley, has set about to dismantle.
Ongoing efforts are being made to develop a clearer understanding of sexual/gender oppression so that heterosexist
and patriarchal institutions can be strategically dismantled.
There are lots of messages that could be considered unfair, but especially relevant today are those that are sexist, racist, ageist, heterosexist
Here, however, problems are compounded by the absence of social support, adult role models, and relevant sex education within a heterosexist
I'm going to get straight to the point here (and I'm not using the term `straight' in a heterosexist
or oppressive manner) and announce that things have gone too far in the area of gay rights.
More recent literature has stated that homosexuality itself does not cause or indicate pathology; but that heterosexist
society's response to homosexuality, homophobia, causes severe problems for gay people.
Our demands as lesbian women were related to the very limited inclusion of "lesbian issues" during the meeting and the heterosexist
focus of the IWHM.