Monthly Archives: May 2013

The End of Normal? We’re Not There Yet

Originally posted on Arlene Stein:
Being normal isn’t all that its cracked up to be. In 1963, Betty Friedan exposed the dark underside of “normal” femininity in a book that helped launched the women’s movement, The Feminine Mystique. Michael Warner’s…

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Ambivalence at the Altar by Arlene Stein   Cross-posted from Arlene Stein’s blog.   Last week, the man who washed my hair in a beauty parlor –he was perhaps 30– nonchalantly referred to the person he shares a home with … Continue reading

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Nonsexual Community in Sexual Communities

(Note: This post first appeared on Queer Metropolis) Conferences are lonely. Two years ago, Cameron Macdonald and I flew out to the Eastern Sociology Society meeting in Philadelphia to sit on a panel with Myra Marx Ferree to discuss to … Continue reading

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