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Ties That Bind: Familial Homophobia and Its Consequences

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Sarah Schulman
The New Press (thenewpress.comTies)
Sarah Schulman—one of my favorite thinkers, activists, and writers—here explores gay marriage as a way to obtain relief from systematic family oppression. She starts by looking at individual homophobia, makes the connection to “the personal is political,” and ties the whole mess back to the larger community. Not only does Schulman show “how gays and lesbians are treated IN families is far more influential . . . than how we are treated AS families,” she offers a strategy for change that might actually work. This is a major new work in the analysis of the oppression we all face daily. —Review: A.C.

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