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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.

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Law
Publisher: Enid Russell Society, School of Law, Murdoch University
Copyright: Enid Russell Society
Publisher's Website: http://www.murdoch.edu.au/School-of-Law
Notes: From 2002 Australian Journal of Gender and Law (1836-9723)
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/21779
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