Virtually Normal: An Argument about Homosexuality
An unprecedented work from the brilliant young editor of The New Republic--who is celebrated also as an incisive defender of the equality of homosexuals--Virtually Normal is an impassioned, reasoned, subtle, and uncompromising political and moral treatise that will set the terms of the homosexuality debate for the foreseeable future.
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And, following Foucault, there is no concern in this endeavor that this activity
might violate an individual's rights or dignity, since that person is merely a
function of the oppression that defines him. There is, properly speaking, no
person to ...
s a Why, after all, privilege one form of oppression — oppression of homosexuals
— above others — the oppression of women, or of blacks, or of Native Americans
, or of the deaf? There is no rational stopping place, and there is the constant ...
Foucault saw homosexuality as merely one category of social oppression; it was
inextricably linked to others: to the way in which gender itself was constructed to
privilege men over women; in which race was constructed to oppress racial ...
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Written in the mid-90s, this book contributed to shifts in the arguments surrounding gay issues. I gained a valuable appreciation of where the gay rights movement has been compared with where it is ... Read full review
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How should Christians respond to homosexuals' public presence? Read full review