Opposite Sex: Gay Men on Lesbians, Lesbians on Gay Men

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Sara Miles, Eric Rofes
NYU Press, 1998 - Social Science - 276 pages
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The past decade has seen an extraordinary outpouring of research, writing, and talk about lesbian and gay sexuality, triggered in part by the confluence of the AIDS epidemic, the feminist sex wars, and the development of queer studies. Yet many lesbian and gay writers and readers have been frustrated by recurring gaps and absences in the queer studies approach to sexuality, as well as by the limitations of explicit queer community discourse around sex. Opposite Sex brings the sex back into queer studies, making real bodies, acts, and desires central to analysis of the complex relationships between male and female homosexualities, and their impact on lesbian and gay culture. The contributors to this volume—scholars, artists, activists, and journalists—redress the remarkable dearth of thoughtful discourse about the many ways in which lesbian and gay men are implicated—and viewed within—in each other's sexual realities. Opposite Sex includes writing by lesbians and gay men about each other's bodies, interpretations of different male and female homosexual sex cultures, and reflections on the history, sociology, and politics of changing discourses around queer sexuality. Passionate and challenging, this anthology shows the rich and complex forms through which individuals and communities make meaning from their quotidian sexual impulses, their utopian sexual mores, and their idiosyncratic sexual acts. Contributors: Roberto Bedoya, Kaucylia Brooke, Lawrence Chua, Linnea Due, Sandra Lee Golvin, Jewelle Gomez, Francisco J. Gonzalez, Della Grace, Amber Hollibaugh, Robert Jensen, Kate Kane, Elizabeth A. Kelly, Monica Majoli, Mimi McGurl, Robert Reid-Pharr, Gayle Rubin, Lawrence Schimel, Richard Schimpf, and Susan Stryker.

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sex diantara semua hanya mainan kehidupan semasa dan berkawan. seperti anjing yang menemui kawan baru memuakan pergaulan dengan melakukan sex untuk kumpulanya penyerang dan melindungi dari anjing kumpulan lain. manusia juga perlu berkawan dan kawan yang berpanjangan melakukan sex kerana sayang dan enggan berpisah. tetapi manusia lebih di atur oleh tuhan oleh agama melalui ibubapa dan saudaramara. tanpa agama sex dilakukan secara main mainan. berpanjangankah sex main ini adalah tidak dengan disatukan sebagai suami isteri dan berpisah mencari pasangan lain sebagai isteri atau pun suami. 


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Crossing Over
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Sara Miles is a reporter and editor who lives in San Francisco. She is a contributing writer for Outmagazine, and a freelance contributing editor to magazines including "The Nation," "The New Yorker," and "Wired.

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