Author Archives: icgray

Heteronormativity in Sexual Violence Prevention Work

Gender norms play a huge role in the way we discuss ??. Discussions of ?? are often ? and frame ?? exclusively as ? asking ? to have sex.

??  is a ?’s issue in the sense that it historically has affected ? at higher rates, but ? survivors of ??  often get left out of the conversation.

Young boys and girls are socialized to believe that only ? can be sexually harassed, assaulted, etc. This makes it harder for ? to recognize and identify ?? that they might experience.

All of this being said, gender norms appeal to some ? and can be used to effectively teach ? about ??. The “My Strength is Not for Hurting” campaign appeals to ? by using hegemonically masculine ideas/images.

I’m still not sure if such campaigns are worth it. They teach about important topics like ?? and advocate against ??, but reinforce ? gender norms that contribute to rape culture and leave queer people out of the conversation.

? – heteronormative

?? – sexual violence

?? – consent

? – women

? – men

Aging in the Gay Community

Hegemonic ? ? the male ? at the height of its physical capacity.

Aging feminizes ? over time as their ? become less physically capable and move from the masculine sphere (the ?) to the feminine sphere (the ?).

Because gay ? are generally not considered hegemonically masculine due to their sexuality, the gay ? further ? the connection between youthfulness and ?.

Gay ?? further ? young, capable  ? which perpetuates this phenomenon within the ?. The culture of the dating scene also often excludes older ?.

When gay ? transition from the ? to the ?, they face a greater threat of feminization than straight ? and must make additional efforts to reclaim their ?.



? – masculinity

? – glorifies

?- body

? – bodies

?- men

? – workplace

? – home

? – community

?? – porn