‘PRETEND TO BE STRAIGHT!’ WHAT’S WRONG WITH THE WORLD? #WEEKENDESSAY: Comment on lesbian/gay bigotism

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‘PRETEND TO BE STRAIGHT!’ WHAT’S WRONG WITH THE WORLD? #WEEKENDESSAY : Comment on lesbian/gay bigotism. / Halme-Tuomisaari, Miia; Sorainen, Antu.

2 p. Allegralaboratory.net. 2017. (Allegra lab - Anthropology, Law, Art & World).

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Halme-Tuomisaari, Miia ; Sorainen, Antu. / ‘PRETEND TO BE STRAIGHT!’ WHAT’S WRONG WITH THE WORLD? #WEEKENDESSAY : Comment on lesbian/gay bigotism. 2017. Allegralaboratory.net. 2 p. (Allegra lab - Anthropology, Law, Art & World).

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N2 - We need to redescribe our critique towards EU and the US by taking also an account of the bigotist white lesbians and gays. The newly-gained rights to be “included” sexually in some legal regimes creates homonationalism, as some people have started to imagine queer whiteness as their “natural” safeguard and are expressing this in the political arenas, both queer and straight. However, their imagined white-queer-inclusive states would no doubt sacrifice them in the first possible instance for the war, or to use them as scapegoats in order to gain exactly such political targets which would do not include them once some bigger goals have been reached.

AB - We need to redescribe our critique towards EU and the US by taking also an account of the bigotist white lesbians and gays. The newly-gained rights to be “included” sexually in some legal regimes creates homonationalism, as some people have started to imagine queer whiteness as their “natural” safeguard and are expressing this in the political arenas, both queer and straight. However, their imagined white-queer-inclusive states would no doubt sacrifice them in the first possible instance for the war, or to use them as scapegoats in order to gain exactly such political targets which would do not include them once some bigger goals have been reached.

KW - Legal Anthropology

KW - Queer Anthropology

KW - Gender Studies

KW - Sexualities

KW - Human Rights

KW - Sexual Rights

KW - Immigration and sexualities

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