Perversion or perversity? Genealogy of a medical-legal debate 1. E-mail: colivierdoron gmail.
The Office of National Statistics has released its latest data on sexual identities in the UKand some striking patterns jump out — especially when it comes to bisexuality. Women are more likely to identity as bisexual 0. That last finding chimes with other studies in the UK and the US — but why should this be?
Qty :. American Homo offers a sweeping interpretation of the political, cultural and economic struggles of lesbian, gay and bisexual people to reveal how sexual minorities have challenged and changed American society. These provocative essays by long-time activist, writer, and theorist Jeffrey Escoffier tracks the lesbian and gay movements across the contested terrain of American political life.
No healthy person, it appears, can fail to make some addition that might be called perverse to the normal sexual aim. In this article perversion will be posited as a tactic towards transformation of ways of thinking sexuality and subjectivity. This article introduces traditional definitions of perversion and the dominant paradigms by which they are named.
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By Nick SquiresRome. Roberto De Mattei, 63, the deputy head of the country's National Research Council, claimed that the empire was fatally weakened after conquering Carthage, which he described as "a paradise for homosexuals". The remarks prompted angry calls for his resignation, with critics saying his comments were homophobic, offensive and unbecoming of his position.
A sweeping account of the way lesbian, gay, and bisexual people have challenged and changed society. In this provocative book, Jeffrey Escoffier tracks LGBT movements across the contested terrain of American political life, where they have endured the historical tension between the homoeroticism coursing through American culture and the virulent periodic outbreaks of homophobic populism. Escoffier explores how every new success enables a new disciplinary and normalizing form of domination; only the active exercise of democratic rights and participation in radical coalitions allows LGBT people to sustain the benefits of community and the freedom of sexual perversity.
One hundred years ago, people had a very different idea of what it means to be heterosexual. Understanding that shift in thinking can tell us a lot about fluid sexual identities today, argues Brandon Ambrosino. Whenever I tell this to people, they respond with dramatic incredulity.
The Law recently passed in Russia banning the progaganda among minors of non-traditional sexual relations has evoked hysterical responses from liberal media. A boycott of the Winter Olympics has even been discussed. However, as we can see from the commentary over left by ordinary Americans under the article, Mutko: Anti-gay law won't infringe on Olympics Yahoo!
Three of the four texts republished in this set are essay collections from the early s — Homosexuality: Power and Politics ed. Pam Mitchell. Overall, the set presents radical queer thought in a rather limited perspective, mostly focused on white, cisgender gay men and some lesbians who love colons and subtitles. At their best, these writers recognize both the gifts and limits of their experiences, and their insights still feel valuable 20 and 40 years on.