While in theory this may be so, at least according to Freudian definitions of bisexuality as a kind of originary modality of desire, in practice this utopianism is complicated by the ways in which compulsory heterosexuality
produces an asymmetry between the two "poles" of the binary axis designated by "bi," and the ways in which this asymmetry has yet to be fully addressed in assertions of the greater complexity - and implied superiority - of bisexuality as a politics and a mode of desiring.
If, as some critics have recently suggested, the transvestism of the Renaissance stage reinforced a cultural subtext of homoeroticism, was that subsumed in the Restoration into a pervasive discourse of heterosexuality
? Although Howe does not address this issue directly, her focus is predominately on heterosexual relations both within the plays and between actresses and playwrights.
Sixteen years after the retrospective, I write these sentences in memory of my heterosexuality
. There is much to memorialize; it will take a lifetime.
(4,5) In summary, the major findings of the Laumann Report are that homosexuality is not a stable trait and that it tends spontaneously to convert into heterosexuality
as an individual gets older; that sexual identity is not fixed at adolescence but continues to change over the course of life and that there is no evidence for homosexuality being innate.
never accepted a gay identity--'Heterosexuality
is God's design,' he says--and today he is a leading spokesman for young Christians rejecting homosexuality.
After recriminalizing same-sex relations in 1934, the government prosecuted both workers and intellectuals to enforce compulsory heterosexuality
and appropriated medical language to provide scientific justification for the deportation of homosexuals to Siberia.
The collapse of the opposition between Maggie's publicness and Joanna's performance ushers in the new (or perhaps latent) ideological regime of the novel, the shift from racial publicity crusades to heterosexuality
as the final value in itself.
Relatedly, though less prominently, Goldberg holds that sexual orientation itself, either in concept or in fact, did not exist in the Renaissance ("homo- and heterosexuality
He pushes the Church's specific concerns about homosexuality aside by saying it has no more to do with homosexuality than with heterosexuality
, because in both cases the priest must reach affective maturity.
How does this affect the institution of marriage or heterosexuality
? What insight might this give us about the different social pressures men and women face?
became more liberated, so a greater toleration of homosexuality developed.
"The result," he continues, "is a brazen propaganda vehicle designed to replace the reservations most Americans still have toward homosexuality with powerful feelings of sympathy, guilt over past 'homophobia'--and ultimately the complete and utter acceptance of homosexuality as equivalent in every way to heterosexuality