Sexism, homophobia and the meaning of community: A gay male perspective on why sex equality matters
Kendall, C. (1998) Sexism, homophobia and the meaning of community: A gay male perspective on why sex equality matters. Sister in Law, 3 . pp. 39-55.
Something has gone terribly wrong with gay male liberation. The notion of empowerment, of encouraging a self confidence that ultimately leads to the public expression of dissent and the rejection of those values that daily result in all that is anti-gay, has been replaced with a selfish, misguided commitment to male dominance and the right to overpower. Equality, in the form of compassion, mutual trust, and respect, has been abandoned for a community ethic and identity politic that encourages and promotes the very essence of inequality: hyper-masculinity and the harms which arise from a system in which gender is polarized such that "male" equals top, equals power.
|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Murdoch Affiliation:||School of Law|
|Publisher:||Enid Russell Society, School of Law, Murdoch University|
|Copyright:||Enid Russell Society|
|Notes:||From 2002 Australian Journal of Gender and Law (1836-9723)|
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