Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots?

Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots?

Flaming Challenges to Masculinity, Objectification, and the Desire to Conform

Book - 2012
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Gay culture has become a nightmare of consumerism, whether it's a quest for the perfect clothes or implants for the perfect body. Whatever happened to sexual flamboyance and gender liberation? Challenging not the just the violence of straight homophobia but the hypocrisy of mainstream gay norms that say the only way to stay safe is to act straight. Sycamore reinvokes the anger, flamboyance and subversion once thriving in gay subcultures in order to explore the perils of assimilation and call for accountability and provide a vision for change.
Publisher: Edinburgh, Scotland ; Oakland, CA : A K Press, c2012.
ISBN: 9781849350884
1849350884
Branch Call Number: 306.766 Why 01/2012
Characteristics: 212 p. ;,23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Sycamore, Mattilda Bernstein

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Brasstaxx
Aug 01, 2013

This book is part of a much needed discussion on the topics of assimilation, internalized homophobia, gender enforcement and body policing in queer men's communities (to name just a few). The essays/stories seem to have been selected to be challenging to almost anyone who comes across them. Prepare yourself to be offended at some turns, validated at others--but mostly to think long and hard about current queer activism in terms of what is being accomplished, and what is being lost.

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