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Sissyphobia : gay men and effeminate behavior

Author
Bergling, Tim.
Title
Sissyphobia : gay men and effeminate behavior / Tim Bergling ; illustrations by Joe Phillips.
Format
Book
Published
New York : Southern Tier Editions, 2001.
Description
xiii, 133 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 131-132) and index.
Contents
  • "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.
Summary
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.
Femininity--United States.
Masculinity in popular culture--United States.
Identity (Psychology)--United States.
Gender identity--United States.
Homophobia--United States.
ISBN
1560239891 (hard)
9781560239895 (hard)
1560239905 (soft)
9781560239901 (soft)

Holdings

Library
Blmgtn - Kinsey Institute Library (by appointment only)
Call Number
X12347131
Location
Auxiliary Library Facility - Kinsey Institute