"if we focus our work on dismantling sexism, then the work of dismantling heterosexism will follow."

It is certainly a idea to think about.  Elizabeth Kaeton writes in Telling Secrets:

My friend, Kathy Ragsdale, and I were discussing these things this morning and she made what I consider a point that is central and critical to understand. She said that if we focus our work on dismantling sexism, then the work of dismantling heterosexism will follow. If, however, we focus our work on dismantling heterosexism, our efforts will always fall short.

I couldn’t agree more. Then again, I’ve always maintained that the ‘original sin’ of the scriptural understanding of Eden is sexism. As I have noted on previous occasions, Suzanne Pharr’s book, “Homophobia: A Tool of Sexism” makes this abundantly clear.

Read the full, insightful posting: Telling Secrets: The Second Monday in Lambeth

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