Heterosexuality and Gendered State Violence

Heterosexuality and Gendered State Violence

Format MLA

Volume of 2 pages (550 words)
Assignment type : Essay

Based on our lived experience and the writings of Adrienne Rich, “compulsory heterosexuality” involves the regulation and prohibition of sexual desire and women-centered identification. Compose a careful paper that draws on the insights of Adrienne Rich that addresses several of the following questions:

How and why has compulsory heterosexuality or heteronormativity become the dominant paradigm of gender relations in our modern society? What is at stake in regulating sexuality? How has the state been a dominant force in this regulatory process?Although you may address how institutionalized religion has played a part in this regulation, the focus of this paper is to demonstrate your knowledge of how the state has become powerful force of sexual control and homophobic violence (in conjunction with the family, education system, religion, and popular culture).


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