May 6, What can five gay TV personalities teach 21st century Christians about grace? Before considering this question, perhaps we should ask another. What can one Samaritan teach 1st century Jews about mercy? Quite a lot, it turns out.
When the male gaze falls on male gays
The Male Gaze: What It's Like To Be Objectified In The Gay Community
The first of these terms comes from feminist theory. This requires less explanation: Gaze and gays are homophones; consequently, they must be distinguished and clarified when used in a lecture. What happens when the male gaze applies to male gays? I would argue that in the context of homosexuals and bisexuals, the male gaze projects normative stereotypes of masculinity on men just as the heterosexual male gaze holds women as objects of sexual desire.
The "Gay Gaze"
Join us in the coming days as we reflect on the many facets of modern masculinity, queer culture, the subversion of traditional male norms and what it truly means to be a dude in These image makers turned their eye toward the male form and created a new paradigm that celebrated and capitalized on the beauty, vulnerability and sexuality of the male body. From photographers to pornographers, herewith the founding fathers of the male-on-male gaze.
We came close to going on a date that, for one reason or another, never materialized. I was pleasantly surprised when he reached out, and I assumed he would want to pick up where we had left off. Naturally, I figured he was single, but he ended up having a boyfriend.