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  Heterosexuality - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In other cultures a heterosexual man may engage in homosexual intercourse provided that he keeps the role traditionally assigned to his sex during intercourse and his gender during the surrounding relationship.
The history of heterosexuality is part of the history of sexuality.
Katz, Jonathan Ned (1995) The Invention of Heterosexuality.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Heterosexuality   (987 words)

 Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Existence - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In it, Rich argues that heterosexuality is a violent political institution making way for the "male right of physical, economical, and emotional access" to women.
In the essay, women are urged to direct their energies toward other women rather than men, and lesbianism is portrayed as an extension of feminism.
She does not, however, deny the existence of "role-playing, self-hatred, breakdown, suicide, and 'intrawoman violence'", all of which have been caused by the realities of rejecting compulsory heterosexuality.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Compulsory_Heterosexuality_and_Lesbian_Existence   (657 words)

 Heterosexuality - Uncyclopedia
Heterosexuality is a small principality perched on a rock in rural Bury St Edmunds.
The population of Heterosexuality currently stands (admittedly with half of them dragging their knuckles on the floor) at 520, though numbers are dwindling with constant invasions from neighbouring Lesbos taking their women away.
Many females from Heterosexuality are captured by invading Lesbians though some fight back because of their quest for treasure in the Plains of Bay-Be.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Heterosexuality   (492 words)

 Heterosexuality = Immorality   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Many heterosexuals argue that they were born that way, that it is "natural," and that "God made them the way He wanted them." However, no "straight gene" has been isolated, and evidence points to widespread indoctrination in popular media as being the most likely source of the current pandemic of heterosexuality.
Each to their own, you are a hypocrit by denouncing the influence of heterosexual parents on children as overbearing and halting the freedom of choice yet you preach the joys of homosexuality and actively encourage members of society to embrace and enter into homosexual relations.
Heterosexualism is not bad by any stretch of the imagination, I do presume you too were born from a heterosexual relationship however you claim that heterosexual parents have an overbearing influence.
vitriolaholic.blogster.com /heterosexuality_immorality.html   (1919 words)

 God's Judgment on Heterosexuality
It was soon found that stricter regulation of heterosexual tendencies was required, and the catholic church, in its wisdom, determined within a few centuries of its institutional life that bishops (and in the West, all clergy) should permanently abstain from all heterosexual activity.
Similarly, heterosexual lobbyists have been hard at work mounting efforts to decriminalize heterosexual acts still forbidden by statute in many states, to lower the age of consent for sexual activity between persons of the opposite sex, and to legalize prostitution and the distribution of pornography.
Heterosexuals are also fervent in their efforts to retain the special rights that they have managed to secure, rights not afforded to other citizens.
www.geocities.com /tobiasbsg/heteros.htm   (2414 words)

 Compulsive Heterosexuality
Heterosexuality is a condition in which people have a driving emotional and sexual interest in members of the opposite sex.
Indeed it can be said that most heterosexuals are obsessed with the gratification of their curious desires.
In my opinion, if queer theory is already progressively involved in the deconstruction of compulsive heterosexuality embedded in western concepts of nature, the discussion -- this current moment in the deconstructive process -- offers the possibility of expanding the horizons of critique to include the specifically material conditions through which new identities might emerge...
www.queertheory.com /theories/sexuality/compulsive_heterosexuality.htm   (565 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Theorising Heterosexuality: Telling It Straight: Books: Diane Richardson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Theorising Heterosexuality questions this assumption and demonstrates how much of our understanding of ourselves and the social worlds we inhabit is based upon unquestioned assumptions about the nature of heterosexuality.
Heterosexuality is theorised in terms of its institutionalisation within society and culture, as practice and as identity.
Theorising Heterosexuality will be of interest to a wide range of students in the social sciences and humanities, especially in: sociology, cultural studies, lesbian and gay studies, social psychology and women's studies.
www.amazon.co.uk /Theorising-Heterosexuality-Telling-It-Straight/dp/0335195032   (595 words)

Heterosexuality is a sexual orientation characterized by romantic love or sexual desire exclusively for members of the opposite gender, contrasted with homosexuality and distinguished from bisexuality and asexuality.
Heterosexualism is a term that is used synonymously with both "heterosexism" and "heterosexuality".
Heterosexual was first listed in Merriam-Websters's New International Dictionary as a medical term for "morbid sexual passion for one of the opposite sex," but in 1934 in their Second Edition Unabridged it is a "manifestation of sexual passion for one of the opposite sex; normal sexuality." (Katz, 1995) --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heterosexual [May 2004]
www.jahsonic.com /Hetero.html   (161 words)

 frontline: assault on gay america: who's gay? what's straight?: the invention of heterosexuality
Heterosexuality began this century defensively, as the publicly unsanctioned private practice of the respectable middle class, and as the publicly put-clown pleasure-affirming practice of urban working-class youths, southern fls, and Greenwich Village bohemians.
But by the end of the 1920s, heterosexuality had triumphed as dominant, sanctified culture.' In the first quarter of the twentieth century the heterosexual came out, a public, self-affirming debut the homosexual would duplicate near the century's end.
There, heterosexuality is finally a "manifestation of sexual passion for one of the opposite sex; normal sexuality." Heterosexuality had finally attained the status of norm.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/assault/context/katzhistory.html   (1261 words)

 Heterosexuality - MSN Encarta
Heterosexuality, sexual orientation toward people of the opposite sex.
This is in contrast with homosexuality, which is sexual orientation toward people of the same sex, and bisexuality, which is sexual orientation toward people of either sex.
The vast majority of women and men may be described as heterosexual.
encarta.msn.com /encnet/refpages/RefArticle.aspx?refid=761579863   (97 words)

 Genders OnLine Journal - Consuming Pleasures of Re/Production: Going Behind the Scenes in Spielberg's Jurassic Park and ...
For the men at least, the trick of reproductive heterosexuality is the masking of repetition as invention and novelty.
Malcolm" figures heterosexuality as a narrative of expulsion and exchange where the woman--the "ex"--represents the excess, the expendable, and the expropriated.
This "interweaving of heterosexuality, biological reproduction, cultural reproduction, and personal identity" is also a reproductive practice of capitalism whereby "the premises of a growth economy govern the sexual order" (Warner 9 emphasis added).
www.genders.org /g36/g36_brigham.html   (10126 words)

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Compulsory heterosexuality simplifies the task of the procurer and pimp in worldwide prostitution rings and "eros centers," while, in the privacy of the home, it leads the daughter to "accept" incest/rape by her father, the mother to deny that it is happening,  the battered wife to stay on with an abusive husband.
The ideology of heterosexual romance, beamed at her from childhood out of fairy tales, television, films, advertising, popular songs, wedding pageantry, is a tool ready to the procurer's hand and one he does not hesitate to use, as Barry amply documents.
Heterosexuality has been both forcibly and subliminally imposed on women, yet everywhere women have resisted it, often at the cost of physical torture, imprisonment~ psychosurgery, social ostracism, and extreme poverty "Compulsory heterosexuality'' was named as one of the "crimes against women  by the Brussels Tribunal on Crimes against Women in 1976.
www.terry.uga.edu /~dawndba/4500compulsoryhet.htm   (8088 words)

 Katie Leonard - Lieutenant Nun and Subverting Heterosexuality
Rich constitutes herself as a separatist from heterosexuality; her life is lived as much as possible on a "lesbian continuum" that seeks to restore primary female relationships.
She strongly rejects the role of heterosexual woman, with its inherent containment and subordination, but she replaces it with the role of heterosexual male, complete with exploitative and proprietary attidutes toward women.
Heterosexuality is not questioned in the case of Carlini: lesbianism attempts to conceal itself in the guise of heterosexuality, but is in the end punished harshly, and the other nun involved denied that she had ever been a willing partner.
academic.reed.edu /english/courses/english341gs/FinalPaper/Katie/Webfinal.html   (4158 words)

 Annette Schlichter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A critical study of heterosexuality has to move beyond the current analysis of the processes that produce heterosexuality as a mere representation of the norm by including an exploration of the heterogeneity of heterosexualities as well as the instability of straight identities.
Papers will address the instabilities of heterosexual subject positions, different performances of straightness and power differentials, such as race and gender, in the production and regulation of heterosexual subjects by analyzing representations of transsexuality, antinormative femininity, the married couple and the figure of the caring daddy.
The de- and reconstruction of heterosexualities intends to contribute to a critique of heteronormative power relations by further exploring the conditions under which a denaturalization of heterosexuality undermines or reaffirms hegemonic subject positions.
chnm.gmu.edu /asa/viewabstract.php?id=221&cf=2   (417 words)

 Jonathan Katz
Exploring the history of heterosexual and homosexual concepts, a study examines the works of such professionals as Freud and the influence of the church while challenging current opinions about sexual identity.
Katz argues that heterosexuality was actually invented in the late nineteenth century and has continued to develop throughout the twentieth century.
It is as if heterosexuality was born fully formed, became the dominant ideology overnight, remained unchanged throughout the 20th century and will be overthrown, hopefully, in the 21st century...
www.queertheory.com /histories/k/katz_jonathan_ned.htm   (843 words)

Human heterosexuality is unique in the animal kingdom - commonly cited unique features are the menopause, cryptic ovulation, female orgasm, permanent breasts, and parental pair formation.
This chapter will be concerned with heterosexuality and some of the striking differences between normal human sexual biology and that of other mammals.
Humans have an unusual heterosexuality and a sexual biology that adapted to adult mating pair formation.
www.sexandphilosophy.co.uk /heterosexuality.htm   (9289 words)

 Sikhism - View Single Post - Non-Heterosexuality
Majority of Sikhs are [or are descended from] Punjabi Indian and it seems that due to non-heterosexuality being a taboo within the culture that most Sikhs follow and Sikhism being originated from a culture that would not accept non-heterosexuality, majority of Sikhs automatically assume that being a non-heterosexual is not permitted within Sikhism.
It should be noted to reader that where the terms heterosexual, bisexual and homosexual are used I am applying it to both genders.
That one must save his or her sexual desire for within marriage, and just because one is not heterosexual they are not exempt from this rule.
www.sikhphilosophy.net /622-post4.html   (874 words)

 Feminism, by Jane Freedman
Feminists have questioned the belief that heterosexuality is a naturally occurring practice or a matter of individual choice and have argued that in fact heterosexual relations are part of a socially constructed system of domination.
For some feminists, heterosexuality itself is not incompatible with feminism and women’s liberation, but there must be considerable transformations in the ways in which heterosexuality is constructed before it becomes acceptable.
The women of the Leeds group argued that the heterosexual couple was the basis of male supremacy and that any woman who slept with a man was collaborating with the enemy.
www.ivorcatt.com /2101.htm   (1022 words)

 glbtq >> social sciences >> Compulsory Heterosexuality
Compulsory heterosexuality is the assumption that women and men are innately attracted to each other emotionally and sexually and that heterosexuality is normal and universal.
Poet Adrienne Rich introduced the concept of compulsory heterosexuality in her writings, most notably in her 1980 essay "Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Existence." Rich was one of the first public intellectuals to challenge the idea that heterosexuality is the natural expression of human sexuality and that other forms of sexuality are deviant.
Gayle Rubin argues that although the ideology of compulsory heterosexuality is a powerful force in the social construction of lesbianism as "deviant," the feminist insistence on regulated sexuality even between women is equally powerful and also oppressive.
www.glbtq.com /social-sciences/compulsory_heterosexuality.html   (724 words)

 Heroic, Heretical, Heterosexuality, an article by Jeffrey J. Kripal in the Fall 2004 issue of CrossCurrents
It is as if society "captures" heterosexuality for biological reproduction and the maintenance of public social structures and will allow only the homosexual or the bisexual, really anything but heterosexuality, to "escape" into the liminal realms of mystical experience, ecstatic excess, and liturgical leisure.
The heterosexual Tantric mystic, after all, is consistently described as a "hero" (vira), his sexual encounters with the goddess are understood to be fraught with great risk, and Tantra itself is copiously described as something dangerous and terrifying—strange terms indeed for a heterosexuality that many men experience as a source of pleasure, beauty, and well-being.
Such a hunch is confirmed when we remember that Tantric goddesses, Kali foremost among them, often appear in mystical traditions dominated by the emotional-devotional states of the infant or child, the oft-stated goal of mystically merging with the mother, and a bewildering symbolic complex of motherliness, sexuality, grace, and violence.
www.crosscurrents.org /Kripal0304.htm   (3313 words)

 The Invention of Heterosexuality by Jonathan Ned Katz   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The terms "heterosexual" and "homosexual" did not exist in the infamous ancient Greek societal structure and indeed did not arise until late in the 19th century.
A potentially amusing fact discussed at length is that prior to the 1920's and '30's, "heterosexuality" was a term used solely by psychologists, such as Krafft-Ebing and Freud, to describe conditions of sexual perversion, linked at first to nonprocreative sexual acts between those of the opposite sex and then to preoccupation with different-sex eroticism.
While not explaining every question about the heterosexual/homosexual distinction, The Invention of Heterosexuality wonderfully illustrates that while individuals do have a say in their sexual choices, others' judgements upon those choices are based upon the myths and sayings of respected persons of the time.
www.indiana.edu /~glbtlib/reviews/r01801.html   (476 words)

 Amazon.com: Heterosexuality: A Feminism & Psychology Reader: Books: Sue Wilkinson,Celia Kitzinger   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
"Heterosexuality is a bold and innovative collection of essays that deposes heterosexuality from its dominant, assumed status and treats it as a problematic category in need of examination and explanation.
Heterosexuality has spawned a plethora of questions in my mind and left me with an insatiable appetite to know more.
Heterosexuality is generally taken for granted, seldom explicitly addressed.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0803988222?v=glance   (683 words)

 The Homosexual/Bisexual "Closet" is Very Large: Part 1.
Their heterosexuality was also being activated in ever-increasing morbid ways as a defense against their ever threatening inner homosexuality.
The rape information indicates that numerous (most?) heterosexual men in many cultures have a sexuality which is acted out in the form of rape, especially in war situation when these men know there is low likelihood (historically a near "0" likelihood) of punishment for such acts.
Heterosexual former prisoners also tend to remain silent concerning their sexual experiences in confinement when conversing with people who have not shared that environment, former "punks" being most loathe to disclose anything about their humiliating sexual role.
www.youth-suicide.com /gay-bisexual/adams.htm   (8380 words)

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