Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots?
- Flaming Challenges to Masculinity, Objectification, and the Desire to Conform
- Narrated by: Mark Bachman
- Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 03-09-13
- Language: English
- Publisher: Audible Studios
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Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots? challenges not just the violence of straight homophobia but the hypocrisy of mainstream gay norms that say the only way to stay safe is to act straight: Get married, join the military, adopt kids! Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore reinvokes the anger, flamboyance, and subversion once thriving in gay subcultures in order to create something dangerous and lovely: An exploration of the perils of assimilation; a call for accountability; a vision for change. A sassy and splintering emergency intervention!
Called "startlingly bold and provocative" by Howard Zinn, and described as "a cross between Tinkerbell and a honky Malcolm X with a queer agenda" by The Austin Chronicle, Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore is undoubtedly one of America's most outspoken queer critics. She is the author of two novels, including, most recently, So Many Ways to Sleep Badly, and is the editor of four nonfiction anthologies, including Nobody Passes: Rejecting the Rules of Gender and Conformity and That’s Revolting! Queer Strategies for Resisting Assimilation.
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By Susie on 03-14-13
Forget the Status Quo South Beach B.S.
Mattilda's rant got the whole community talking—personal, strong, and compelling, about how gay life is not all white parties in Miami.
Here are thirty short stories and essays that play with race concepts and body issues in the gay men's community. Whether it’s being gay and disabled—or growing up gay, South Asian, and living in Ohio—the attitude is indignant, confidential, painful, nostalgic, funny, and activist.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
By Alex on 07-19-13
What did you like best about Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots?? What did you like least?
There are some real gems in this book. There are also some real misses and a lot of in between.
How did the narrator detract from the book?
There should have been several books. The narrator's attempt at accents and manners of speaking really detracted from the content.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful