Compulsory Heteronormativity

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Compulsory Heterosexuality


In today's world, as humankind is still in progress, we have a much more liberated world compared to past. In terms of politics, we learned discrimination is not a honourable case to be involved in and we tried to minimize constraints reflected on "other" races, "other" nationalities, in short all of the others that are not similar to "us". "Us" is, without doubt, white, Western man. Despite all the back-drawed prejudices of others in the name of liberation, respect and equality, it does not seem to be the situation for non-heteronormatives to live in a peaceful environment. Since I came to Amsterdam as an exchange student this term, I had the opportunity to experience daily-life with all the
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Despite the fact that compulsory heterosexuality is the central issue of homosexual argument s, there is limited work specifically concentrated on heteronormativity. Majority of the articles are about gay & lesbian rights and inequalities in terms of citizenship rights. However, almost every article reflects the normality of homosexuality contradictory to heteronormative theory. All of them lay natural causes and reasons down on the table and accuse heteronormativity of being reproduction obsessed.

In this paper, my main argument is to reject the superiority of the normal heterosexual and to equalize the non-heterosexual. So here is the question; what is normal? Who defines it?
We have evidence that in the past, a long time ago, from the start of the first civilization, sex was a primary issue. Putting aside people's active sexual lives, homosexuality is known to be very common in Sumerians, Ancient Greek and Romans .(Heterosexuality). I do not mean to say that homosexuality was common than heterosexuality but even in story of Gilgamesh the hero is said to be in love with the man he needed to fight with.
One other thing claiming the normality of non-heterosexualism is the invention of terms . It was only 19th century the term homosexuality was invented, then followed by "heterosexuality" (Heterosexuality) . "Bisexuality" came later in 20th century to define people who do not have dominant choices for a sex partner. As it is seen even the terms are
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