It’s fine to judge and look down upon people socio-economically, as long as it doesn’t infringe upon a gay person’s right to wear the new Louboutins (sp).
But what about a straight person’s right to do the same?
Let’s be honest, if you’re too busy at your waxing appointment, you won’t be around to protect me (and maybe you should be protecting Steve instead). I need for you to be the dominating animal in our pack. Men would no longer walk on the outside, open doors, or pull out chairs. Attempting to seduce a man with cooking skills would be looked down upon as an archaic celebration of oppressive gender roles. Fathers will no longer tell their sons ridiculous things like “Boy, take the trash out!
I need to know that if something goes down, you’re on it, or at least we’re in this together. These would be seen as an insulting infringement on a woman’s independence. Men would no longer help build bookshelves, move furniture, or mow women’s grass, nor change their oil. ” or “Don’t you let your mother carry those groceries in here by herself” because these would suggest that the woman is incapable of doing manual labor and feeds into the stereotype that men should do “man’s work” or help “weak” women.
Consequently, a heteronormative view is one that promotes alignment of biological sex, gender identity, and gender roles to the gender binary.
But let’s look at what else has happened over the past 30-40 years.
That would give him a totally false perception of who I am. I’m all about playing the role of a woman and my man being, well, a man, in all the most traditional ways. Nothing makes me feel more butch than feeling like I’m the guy in our union.
And nothing makes me feel more feminine, than being with a man who is just that: a man.
Aisha1908 on Twitter made the point that dressing in women’s clothes and being gay aren’t necessarily synonymous.
There are straight dudes who wear women’s clothes: Do I have a problem with the above gentlemen’s choice of haberdashery? Do I respect the right of a private institution to say, “naw, folk, you ain’t fina come to class like that.” Yup. The question that lingers in my mind is just this: Is there any room for gender roles left in our society?