Title - Sissyphobia: Gay Men & Effeminate Behavior
|Sissyphobia: Gay Men & Effeminate Behavior|
Here is a revealing look into male effeminacy: why some gay men are swishy, why other gay men are more masculine, and why effeminate men arouse anger, disgust, and disdain in both gay and straight men. Sissyphobia explores those negative feelings that are aimed at people termed fairies, faggots, flamers and queens; men who, as the author puts it, “run more toward what we could term the 'Quentin Crisp school of homosexuality.'” The focus of Sissyphobia is the author's search for the roots of the rage toward effeminate or flamboyant men experienced by men of every sexual persuasion, even themselves.
Author Tim Bergling states that, “even in its mildest forms--the personal ads that tell effeminate men to keep their distance, or nasty comments made in a fast-food line--sissyphobia is a figurative club that bludgeons the self-esteem of a fair-sized chunk of the gay community.” Nevertheless, many gay men are effeminate or flamboyant. What are the roots of these behaviors? Is flamboyancy a kind of performance art? Sissyphobia analyzes the images of gay men in the mainstream media and examines the feelings of some gay men that they are pressured by gay society to be more flamboyant.
Sissyphobia looks closely at:the differences between effeminate and flamboyant behaviorsthe reasons that straight-acting gay men give for their resentment of effeminate or flamboyant menwhy straight men typically resent nellie gays and pantywaists while having much more ambivalent feelings toward straight-acting gaysthe links between misogyny and sissyphobiawhy more gay men look for masculine traits than feminine ones in a partnerwhat happens to effeminate boys when they grow up
You'll find more questions and more answers, some thoughtful, some shocking, some downright hateful, in the pages of this timely and compelling book. Lively, readable, honest, and original, Sissyphobia will evoke recognition, rage, sorrow, and laughter. And you don't want to miss the author's on-air interview with world-famous sissyphobe G. Gordon Liddy! (Harrington Park)
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Number of pages: 133pp
Publisher: Harrington Park
Date Of Publication: 200107