Sissyphobia : gay men and effeminate behavior
Sissyphobia : gay men and effeminate behavior / Tim Bergling ; illustrations by Joe Phillips.
New York : Southern Tier Editions, 2001.
xiii, 133 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 131-132) and index.
- "No femmes need apply"
- Origin of the "species"
- Growing pains
- Fear and loathing
- The enemy within
- Dude looks like a lady
- Be all you can be
- The next generation.
Here is a revealing look into male effeminacy: why some gay men are swishy, why other gay men are more masculine, and why effeminate men arouse anger, disgust, and disdain in both gay and straight men. Sissyphobia explores those negative feelings that are aimed at people termed fairies, faggots, flamers, and queens; men who, as author Tim Bergling puts it, "run more toward what we could term the 'Quentin Crisp school of homosexuality.'"--From publisher description.
- Subject headings
Gay men--United States--Identity.
Masculinity in popular culture--United States.
Identity (Psychology)--United States.
Gender identity--United States.