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Parading Ourselves: Freedom Of Speech At The Feast Of St. Patrick, Larry Yackle Nov 1993

Parading Ourselves: Freedom Of Speech At The Feast Of St. Patrick, Larry Yackle

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Three things are true. First, American society is now absorbed in yet another great civil rights movement, this one on behalf of gay, lesbian, and ambisexual citizens, which will lead ineluctably to the elimination of legal burdens on the basis of sexual orientation.' Change will come slowly, with much backing and filling, and at an awful price measured in human pain. Intolerance for the homosexualities that exist among us, and the homosexual behavior in which many of us engage, will persist in quarters where the law cannot reach.2 Yet private homophobia, deprived of legal sanction, will ultimately be discredited ...


Building Bridges Between Theory And Practice, Activism And Scholarship, Elizabeth M. Schneider Jan 1993

Building Bridges Between Theory And Practice, Activism And Scholarship, Elizabeth M. Schneider

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Rumpelstiltskin (Review Essay), Katharine T. Bartlett Jan 1993

Rumpelstiltskin (Review Essay), Katharine T. Bartlett

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Professor Bartlett's article is one of five commentaries continuing the debate concerning human sexuality and its regulation begun by Judge Richard Posner's in his book, Sex and Reason (1992). Bartlett's essay responds generally to the book and specifically to his application of economic principles to sexuality.


He's Gotta Have It, Carol Sanger Jan 1993

He's Gotta Have It, Carol Sanger

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In 1929, James Thurber and E.B. White observed that

[d]uring the past year, two factors in our civilization have been greatly overemphasized. One is aviation. The other is sex.... In the case of aviation, persons interested in the sport saw that the problem was to simplify it and make it seem safe.... With sex, the opposite was true.... The problem in this case was to make sex seem more complex and dangerous. This task was taken up by sociologists, analysts, gynecologists, psychologists, and authors.... They joined forces and made the whole matter of sex complicated beyond [our wildest ...


The Eclipse Of Reason: A Rhetorical Reading Of Bowers V. Hardwick, Kendall Thomas Jan 1993

The Eclipse Of Reason: A Rhetorical Reading Of Bowers V. Hardwick, Kendall Thomas

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In a careful and compelling reading of the text of the Supreme Court's opinion in Bowers v. Hardwick, Janet Halley provides a meticulous map of the misprisions by which the Hardwick Court "exploit[s] confusion about what sodomy is in ways that create opportunities for the [judicial] exercise of homophobic power." According to Professor Halley, the duplicitous mechanisms the Hardwick Court marshals in reasoning about sodomy entail a mobilization of two "incommensurable articulations": the idea of the sodomitical act, on the one hand, and that of personal identity, on the other.

Professor Halley rightly insists that an anti-homophobic ...


Cunning Stunts: From Hegemony To Desire A Review Of Madonna's Sex, Katherine M. Franke Jan 1993

Cunning Stunts: From Hegemony To Desire A Review Of Madonna's Sex, Katherine M. Franke

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What is sex? Is it an accidental or contingent property that every person can be said to have? I am brunette and female, but the Pope is bald and male. Or, is sex more constitutive, that is, an essential part of who we are? In this respect, the claim is often made that women experience the world ditfierently than men. Or, is sex something we do?

If we consider sex as an adjective, can we or should we be able to manipulate it like a new hair style? Or does the notion of sexual malleability trivialize the significance of sex ...