The Book Not Gay: Sex Between Straight White Men By Jane

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The book Not Gay: Sex between Straight White Men by Jane Ward, Ward tests the “normal” thought process of gay and straight. The obsessive policing of gay and straight boundaries that ward discusses in her book contribute to everyday society and we see it throughout media especially in “Bromance” themed films. Ward says, “We can and should be giving far greater attention to the ways that the construction of heterosexuality so thoroughly allows for, and in fact, requires, a remarkable amount of homosexual contact.” Wards book takes a closer look at a specific type of man, the white man and states that white masculinity is used as leverage or power to assist in the preservation of heterosexuality in the context of sex with men. Ward…show more content…
Seth and Evan watch heterosexual porn together, they both have a crush on girls and Seth feels comfortable enough to have air pretend sex with his crush in front of Evan. There seems to be this underlining queerness encompassing him more so than Evan. Seth admits to Evan that as a child, he was obsessed with drawing penises. His penis obsession influences the porn he watches and he discloses that he cannot watch porn that does not have a penis in it. He ask Evan if he ever saw a vagina by itself and then says “Not for me.” Seth talks about beautiful experiences that by normative standards would not be a straight thing to say about another man’s eyes or a type of music, in fact straight men would consider it “gay.” Despite the gayness, their objective is still to have heterosexual sex by the end of the year. Since it is the end of the school year and their final days, they gather enough courage to speak to their desired female companions. By some means, Seth and Evan get invited to an end of the year party thrown by a popular girl (Seth’s desired companion). An even nerdier friend of both Seth and Evan named Fogell will be moving on with Evan to a college Seth did not get into unbeknownst to Seth. Once Seth acquires this knowledge Seth becomes particularly jealous his Evan and Fogell rooming together at college. Seth acts like he, Evan are in a monogamous relationship, and Evan has cheated or left him for someone else. Fogell is another key character throughout the
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