Friday, October 05, 2012

How To Be Gay

A new book by a gay academic --so you know, of course, it will be groundbreakingly novel in its approach...-- reveals the secrets of gayness.

It's not about sexual attraction, it's about style:
" male femininity, diva worship, aestheticism, snobbery, drama, adoration of glamour, caricature of women and obsession with the figure of the mother."
A recipe for happiness, if ever there was one.

One reviewer exults that Halperin celebrates gayness as "a specific way of being that gay men must learn from one another in order to become who they are."

And just as Sigmund Freud explained all of human psychology on the basis of a single Greek myth in Oedipus Rex, Dr. Halperin explains all of gay-itude on the basis of a single all-female scene in Mildred Pierce.

I do agree with one thing he says, however: Sometimes I think homosexuality is wasted on gay people.

HT to Jack Donovan, author of Androphilia, who, in response to this work answers, "I was right."

1 comment:

Leah said...

I'm grateful that I don't associate with any gay men like that.
Btw, love Mildred Pierce, although there is no doubt that Mildred helped that bad seed grow into that ungrateful b***h.

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