Saturday, August 13, 2011

Sarah Schulman:

What is most difficult to face, but increasingly obvious as gay visibility provokes containment, but not equality, is that homophobes enjoy feeling superior, rely on the pleasure of enacting their superiority, and go out of their way to resist change that would deflate their sense of supremacy.  Homophobia makes heterosexuals feel better about themselves.

Ties That Bind, p. 47

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