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15 Jun
Dating Explained

Date: Wed, 15 Jun 94 14:04:56 PDT
To: Fun_People
Subject: Dating Explained

Forwarded-by: bostic@vangogh.CS.Berkeley.EDU (Keith Bostic)
Forwarded-by: (Guy Harris)

		Dating Explained

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 []