Negotiating Sissyphobia: A Critical/Interpretive Analysis of One “Femme” Gay Asian Body in the Heteronormative World

@article{Eguchi2011NegotiatingSA,
  title={Negotiating Sissyphobia: A Critical/Interpretive Analysis of One “Femme” Gay Asian Body in the Heteronormative World},
  author={Shinsuke Eguchi},
  journal={The Journal of Men's Studies},
  year={2011},
  volume={19},
  pages={37 - 56}
}
  • Shinsuke Eguchi
  • Published 1 January 2011
  • Sociology, Art
  • The Journal of Men's Studies
A selection of literature suggests that gay Asian men are considered unattractive and undesirable, because they are socially positioned as “feminine” in the gendered hierarchy of White centered hegemonic masculinity among gay men. However, the author questions why the discourse of oppression is the only way to interpret performative aspects of gay Asian cultural identity constructions in this multicultural and globalized era. In identifying with such labeling, he perceives multiple “realities… 
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This paper suggests that the gender binary is not merely a division; it is also hierarchical and regulated by femmephobia, and argues that sources of oppression underlying many forms of violence today are all symptoms of the same underlying social prejudice.
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