[Reading] ➻ Scared Straight: Why It's So Hard to Accept Gay People and Why It's So Hard to Be Human Author Robert N. Minor – Varanus.us

Scared Straight: Why It's So Hard to Accept Gay People and Why It's So Hard to Be HumanFrom The Criticism Of Our Universities As Purveyors Of Hopelessness To Thedynamics Of Getting Laid, Scared Straight Is An Eye Opening Andpenetrating Analysis Of US Culture, Explaining Why Accepting The Fullhumanity Of Gay People Divides People And Organizations Dr Minor Shows How Homophobia And Discrimination Against Transgendered Andbisexual People And Lesbians And Gay Men Is A Major Ingredient In Our Way Ofdefining The World Without Sparing Any Of Our Cultural Institutions, ScaredStraight Identifies Our Culture As Fear Based And In Denial Like Softwareinstalled In A Computer, Our System S Messages Install A Straight Role Inus Which Actually Has Little, If Anything, To Do With Sexual Orientation Inthe End It Has Little To Do With Religion, Tradition, Or The Bible, Andeverything To Do With Maintaining Quite Limiting Definitions Of A Humanbeing, A Real Man And A Real Woman People Of All Sexual Orientations Are Hurt By Being Straight, Torn Fromtheir Full Human Potential, And Squeezed Into The Molds Which Support Ourdominant Institutions Human Relationships With Either Sex Are Incompleteand Unfulfilling Chapters On How To Be Straight And How To Be Gay Describe The Roles Straight And Gay People Are Conditioned To Live In Orderto Maintain This Status Quo Yet, Not Content To Merely Identify The Problemand Its Depth, In The Final Chapter Dr Minor Describes The Dual Elements Ofhealing That This Cultural Disease Requires One Reader Said Of The Final Chapter This Is The Most Empowering Piece Onactivism That I Have Ever Read

[Reading] ➻ Scared Straight: Why It's So Hard to Accept Gay People and Why It's So Hard to Be Human Author Robert N. Minor – Varanus.us
  • Paperback
  • 220 pages
  • Scared Straight: Why It's So Hard to Accept Gay People and Why It's So Hard to Be Human
  • Robert N. Minor
  • English
  • 26 June 2018
  • 0970958102

    10 thoughts on “[Reading] ➻ Scared Straight: Why It's So Hard to Accept Gay People and Why It's So Hard to Be Human Author Robert N. Minor – Varanus.us


  1. says:

    Minor s book is rather complex for the lay reader but extremely profound and useful for everyone as it identifies the elements of straight culture that reinforce a variety of expectations, demands, and problems in our culture He teases out a variety of perceptions about how our culture pushes people towards being straight He s careful to distinguish between being heterosexual and being straight, seeing them as quite different That is, heterosexuality is understood as the desire and attrac Minor s book is rather complex for the lay reader but extremely profound and useful for everyone as it identifies the elements of straight culture that reinforce a variety of expectations, demands, and problems in our culture He teases out a variety of perceptions about how our culture pushes people towards being straight He s careful to distinguish between being heterosexual and being straight, seeing them as quite different That is, heterosexuality is understood as the desire and attraction to members of the perceived opposite sex whereas straight is the ways that attraction is expected to be displayed It s a powerful book that many could glean much from as it comes to how we understand our own and others sexuality.If you enjoyed this review, feel free to check out my other reviews and writings at By Any Other Nerd


  2. says:

    This book is really about heterosexism the damage done to all of us by rigid and societally enforced gender roles, regardless of orientation, gender identity, or sex It s not just about the impact of gender roles on those that deviate from them, but also about the pervasive effects these gender roles have on everyone in society in the way they relate to one another, perceive themselves, and subtly condition our actions, thoughts, and feelings.


  3. says:

    1.29.2012 so far I am LOVING IT i was fortunate to see Dr Minor on 1.25.2012 at Washburn University at our No Name Calling Week he was our keynote speaker if you ever get the opportunity to hear him, please do so you will be forever changed 2.7.2012 LOVED IT when you are truly ready to do some serious soul searching about why it s so hard to accept gay people and why it s so hard to be human PICK UP THIS BOOK some serious examining will occur.


  4. says:

    This book was really enlightening and showed me how gay bashing is closely linked to the hatred of women A must read for anyone who wonders where homophobia comes from.


  5. says:

    Very well written an important book for all persons, gay, straight or something else.

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