Eşcinsel Erkeklere Yönelik Ayrımcılığı Yeniden Üreten Heteroseksist Bakış
Akkuş, Hale Nur
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Heteronormativity is a system bearing and legitimating the presupposition that everyone is necessarily heterosexual. Therefore, it supports homophobia and accordingly creates a binary gender system. Homosexuals left out of this system have to cope with these gender-based discriminations through a variety of strategies including management strategies. The scope of heteronormativity and its homophobic results have been examined with 16 heterosexual participants, 7 females, 9 males. On the other hand, 11 homosexual male respondents have been interviewed to analyse the difficulties and homophobic experiences they have been enduring throughout their lives. The purpose of this study is to reveal dimensions of heterosexism and gender-based discriminations that homosexual male respondents have experienced. In this context, Connell’s model of hegemonic masculinity which examines the operability of patriarchal society, Kimmel’s approach on homophobia emphasizing cultural construction of manhood, and finally Coles’ theory of “mosaic masculinity” revealing men’s negotiations with hegemonic manhood constitute the road map of this research.