Date: Wed, 15 Jun 94 14:04:56 PDT
Subject: Dating Explained
Forwarded-by: bostic@vangogh.CS.Berkeley.EDU (Keith Bostic)
Forwarded-by: firstname.lastname@example.org (Guy Harris)
In the words of Adrienne Rich, a poet who won the National Book Award,
the white male dominant culture depends upon "compulsory heterosexuality"
to retain "physical, ecnomical, and emotional access" to women. The
"interest" which "boys and girls are supposed to show" in dating during
their teenage years is only a consequence of "phallocentric social
Source: Kramarae, Cheris and Treichler, Paula, A Feminist Dictionary,
Boston: Pandora Press 1985.
© 1994 Peter Langston