in brief, heteronormativity is a term that can be used to describe institutions, policies and beliefs that reinforce the rigid categories of male and female. these categories, supposedly, determine our sex, sexuality, sexual desire, gender identity, and gender roles. therefore, there are expected behaviors for males (such as the patriarch of the nuclear family for example), as are there expected behaviors for females (the submissive wife to the patriarch, among other things). but we all know---THAT'S BULLSHIT!
April 23, 2006
Blog against heternormativity
I have too much work to do, so I'm blogging vicarious, ie, just giving you a link. Okay, I'll also drop in a quote that explains heternormativity.