There is Nothing Queer about Queer Feminism: Studying Select Literary Works from Mimi Marinucci’s Queer Feministic Perspective
Literatures down the ages, across cultures have faithfully recorded the changing ideologies and the evolving mind-sets of its people. But there has always been some portion of history, of reality that has evaded documentation in literatures. More appropriately, it can be observed that it is not history or reality that has prevaricated records but the meticulous consideration of the stakeholders of the society, predominantly men, who have ensured the evasion of such facts. Painstaking manipulations and manoeuvrings have been strategically employed to silence a substantial segment of human history in order to promulgate hegemonic tendencies in a heavily patriarchal society.
Homosexual relationships have always been looked down upon in almost all the cultures of the world, as it threatens the established structures of the society. There have been several instances of deviations in sexual preferences and orientations even in history but they have never been justified or understood. Instead, they have always been quieted and hushed as abnormal or unusual as they do not conform to the conventional norms dictated by the so-called civilized society. Heterosexual ideas have been intentionally promoted as ‘normal’ and ‘natural’ while anything that intimidates to disturb that, is labelled as ‘queer’. Many fundamentalists have foreseen an age that would destabilize and subvert the illusory structures and consequently, they have generated a series of stigmas and taboo topics, the chief of which is a homosexual relationship.
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