Asian Homosexuality

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Wayne R. Dynes, Stephen Donaldson
Taylor & Francis, 1992 - Social Science - 368 pages
First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Being from Negros Oriental I would love a study as to how females from Negros Oriental are outsanding "bakla factories" or good at creating homosexual sons. (I am only half-Negrense). In the local culture men are pampered and not taught to be hardworking, strong, masculine good providers with a feeling of responsibility. Only daughters are taught self-discipline.
In Negros Oriental women are largely the family breadwinners and men think dependenc on females is the way to go. Any survey will show that most children's schooling are financed either by their mother, grandmother, aunt or sister. And the father can get drunk all he likes. Here, it is a source of pride for a man to have a wife who provides for the family financial needs, specially when she can be a kitchen slave as well.
A married woman wanting a house of her own must perish the thought that her husband can give her one. She should break her back (and her female family members') paying for this as well as for the motorcycle her husband will use to spend nights out with friends.
Here, a man has not much duty to a woman beyond helping her to find work so she can be a provider, and beyond making an inventory of what finances she has that he may enjoy sometime. Being the family provider is strictly optional for a man. And most women from here will cling for eternity to such a man unless she becomes a regular at the emergency room from his battery. One I know ended her and her children's ordeal when the grade-school son killed his sleeping father.
I would really like to know how Negros Oriental women ended up like this.


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Stephen Donaldson, 1947 - Novelist Stephen Donaldson was born on May 13, 1947 in Cleveland, Ohio to James R. Donaldson, a medical missionary, and Mary Ruth Reeder, a prosthetist. His father was an orthopedic surgeon that worked with lepers in India. He lived in India between the ages of three to sixteen and while listening to one of his father's lectures on leprosy, he conceived the legendary Thomas Covenant. Donaldson attended the College of Wooster, Ohio and graduated in 1968. Afterwards, he spent two years being a conscientious objector doing hospital work in Akron and then attended Kent University where he received an M.A. in English. Donaldson's publishing debut was with "Lord Foul's Bane" (1977), which was the first book in the fantasy trilogy entitled The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, the Unbeliever. It was named best novel of the year by the British Fantasy Society and received the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, in 1979. He followed with the sequel series The Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, also set in The Land, starting with "Daughter of Regals," and then the Mordant's Need series with "The Mirror of Her Dreams" and "A Man Rides Through." Donaldson is also the author of the Gap Into series of science fiction adventure that began with "The Real Story" and followed with "Forbidden Knowledge," "A Dark and Hungry God Arises," and "Chaos and Order." In addition to the awards he received for his first novel/series, Donaldson has also received the Balrog Fantasy Award for Best Novel for "The Wounded Land" in 1981 and for "The One Tree" in 1983, the Saturn Award for Best Fantasy Novel for "The One Tree" in 1983, the Balrog Fantasy Award for Best Collection for "Daughter of Regals and Other Tales" in 1985, and the Science Fiction Book Club Award for Best Book of the Year for "The Mirror of Her Dreams" in 1988 and "A Man Rides Through" in 1989. He also received The College of Wooster Distinguished Alumni Award in 1989, the WIN/WIN Popular Fiction Readers Choice Award for Favorite Fantasy Author in 1991, the Atlanta Fantasy Fair Award for Outstanding Achievement in 1992 and the President's Award, The International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts in 1997.

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