Queer Theory Research Paper

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"In twentieth-century Western culture gender and sexuality represent two analytic axes that may productively be imagined as being as distinct from one another as, say, gender and class, or class and race. Distinct that is to say, no more than minimally, but nonetheless usefully" (Epistemology of the Closet, 1990, p. 30).
Queer Theory is grounded in sex and sexuality, and because of this affiliation, a civil argument rises in the matter of whether sexual orientation is characteristic or fundamental to the individual, as an essentialist convictions, or if sexuality is a social development and subject to change.
Once the expression "queer" was, best case scenario, slang for the gay person, even under the least favorable conditions, a term of homophobic

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