The fear of getting falsely accused of rape just doesn’t compare to the fear of an actual rapist getting away with his or her crime. Statistics from Justice Department, National Crime Victimization Survey: 2006-2010 and FBI reports. NOTE (1/7/13): For more detail on statistics used, please click here.
1. What do you think caused your heterosexuality?
2. When and how did you first decide you were a heterosexual?
3. Is it possible that your heterosexuality is just a phase you may grow out of?
4. Is it possibility that your heterosexuality stems from a neurotic fear of others of the same sex?
5. If you’ve never slept with a person of the same sex, is it possible that all you need is a good gay lover?
6. To whom have you disclosed your heterosexual tendencies?
7. Why do you heterosexuals feel compelled to seduce others into your lifestyle?
8. Why do you insist on flaunting your heterosexuality? Can’t you just be what you are and keep it quiet?
9. Would you want your children to be heterosexual, knowing the problems they’d face?
10. A disproportionate majority of child molesters are heterosexuals. Do you consider it safe to expose your children to heterosexual teachers?
11. Even with all the societal support marriage receives, the divorce rate is spiraling. Why are there so few stable relationships among heterosexuals?
12. Why do heterosexuals place so much emphasis on sex?
13. Considering the menace of overpopulation, how could the human race survive if everyone were heterosexual?
14. Could you trust a heterosexual therapist to be objective? Don’t you fear that the therapist might be inclined to influence you in the direction of his or her own leanings?
15. How can you become a whole person if you limit yourself to compulsive, exclusive heterosexuality and fail to develop your natural, healthy homosexual potential?
16. There seem to be very few happy heterosexuals. Techniques have been developed that might enable you to change if you really want to. Have you considered trying aversion therapy?
From: “Lesbian & Gay Issues: A Resource Manual for Social Workers,” Natalie J. Woodman, Travis L. Peterson and Hilda Hildalgo, editors, NASW, 1984
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Berlinde De Bruyckere is a Belgian artist based in Ghent. Known for her haunting sculptures that are fabricated with a range of materials (like wax, resin, wool, horse skin, lead, cast iron and hair), De Bruyckere eerily explores pain as well horror, shame and the consequences of aggression. Having garnered international attention with her work The Black Horse at the 2003 Venice Biennale, De Bruyckere’s work is now being exhibited worldwide which is poignant given the state of the world and the artist’s fascination with power, politics, religion and economic struggles. Her work is traumatic and truly forces to the viewer to think about the modern condition. She’s currently exhibiting at DHC/ART in Montreal until November 13th, 2011. The exhibition is not to be missed.
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The terrorist attacks on 9/11 happened ten years ago, and although everybody remembers what they were doing at that flashbulb moment, and many aspects of our lives were changed by those attacks, from traveling to shopping to going online, one thing stands out: the only significant impact that 9/11 has had on the English language is 9/11 itself.