A note on naming (homophobia, misogny etc)

Macdonald Stainsby mstainsby at SPAMtao.ca
Tue Dec 5 21:12:03 MST 2000

The term many activists around Vancouver use is "heterosexism". I think it works.


----- Original Message -----
From: Philip Ferguson <plf13 at it.canterbury.ac.nz>

> Lou Paulsen writes:
> >One last note on the issue of dictionaries: can someone suggest a word for
> >'anti-LGBT bigotry' other than 'homophobia'?  Homophobia literally means
> >'FEAR' (of various non-heterosexual people).  I don't really think that
> >fear, per se, has much to do with it.  We need a word analogous to
> >'misogyny'.
> I think I said in a previous post that 'homophobia' is not a useful term.


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