(EBOOK DOWNLOAD) How the Homosexuals Saved Civilization The Time and Heroic Story of How Gay Men Shaped the Modern World AUTHOR Cathy Crimmins
T s pretty much true but #HEY AT LEAST IT S A #at least it s a stereotype The oldest reference I found was the reuired nod to Oscar Wilde so ten
removed from the 20th hmm I thought civilization was a lot older than that who is one of my favorite favorite writers and what does this author have to say How much his priceless wit exemplifies gay sassiness Arrrgh And then try to read chapter after chapter about how gay people oh wait I mean men it s not like lesbians or straight women are important at all I should have put the book down after the author said that in the first chapter have been soooo totally important in language food TV music movies and musical theater does anyone really need to write a book about how homosexuals influenced The Rocky Horror Picture Show I guess for a title such as Saving Civilization I thought there would be actual history and stuff While I am fascinated that a gay man invented deviled eggs and I do love them would civilization really be lost without deviled eggs And yet it doesn t even mention Alan Turing the gay man who pretty much invented computerYears Removed From The 20th
Science And Artificial Intelligenceand artificial intelligence which civilization really would be lost Or saved depending on your perspective on technology I guess CS is sooooo nerdy and doesn t fit in with the stylish swishy stereotype she s trying to cultivateI guess I m not really the intended audience for this book but it makes me wonder who is I m pretty sure gay men would find it as stereotyping as I did Straight women maybe seeing as the author is a self identified fag hag and the book contains a lot of swooning over Rock Hudson stuff Hey maybe it s ust because I don t swoon over Rock Hudson that I didn t like it And that I don t care about fashion Or movies Or whether or not there s any freaking homosexual subtext in a movie A cigar is Get Fast!: A Complete Guide to Gaining Speed Wherever You Ride just a cigar people To uote roughly Dan Savage Gay isn t good or bad It sust gay Far from perfect but still interesting and a positive view at the contributions of people who were often closeted The tone of this book is sassy and at times a bit mean I think the author could have been less cheeky and it would have made a stronger case for the thesis As it was the points didn t seem strong enough and it seemed a bit shallow and thin Still given the fact that it was written almost ten years ago the author did make some interesting point I had other problems with it including some egregious errors Elton John is not a lyricist being one It read to me like the author was chatting at a cocktail party and decided to write a book I will give her credit for even being brave enough to make the case but it desperately needs revisited by a new edition. Become part of our national sensibility to the undeniable effect the gay cognoscenti have had on media and the arts Cathy Crimmins examines how gay men have changed the concepts of community family sex and fashion?.
Cathy Crimmins ´ 4 reviewS us and our work much than they think they do It s nice to think these t HOW THE HOMOS SAVED CIVILIZATION is a dated tutorial for Baby Boomers on how gay men speak act eat drink dress and exhibit their sexuality in non sexual ways It was published when Will Grace was gasping for breath Like that show it is totally utterly miserably truly madly deeply devoid of sexuality I may give a copy to my mother at Xmas It details the neutered influence of gay men on our culture and in that way is totally out of step with the contemporary idea of gayness dominated by gay marriage and Truvada whores Of course this book reads as out of sync and foreign it s written by a fruit flyThe topic deserves a proper academic unpacking This is not itOne star cuz apparently it was exhausting to write Cool story bro I always appreciate a commitment to sparkle motion realtalk I really hate being lumped into the misnomer the homosexuals The homosexuals Nast What a horrible way to ualify an object realtalk I got it for 20 cents at my local indie bookstore because I m looking for an easy breezy beach read Like Jay Z and Drizzy said before me ON TO THE NEXT ONE This book supports what I ve always thought that gays are an enlightened people who make great contributions to our culture This is a very problematic bookThe author uses historical and pop cultural examples to argue that gay men have made the world a better place And this frantic attempt at back patting she strips all the context and controversy from ueer life Circuit parties are not rife with dangerous unprotected sex they are ust the legacy of Capote s black and white ball Gentrification is
*Great And Women Ueer *And women ueer or don t impact culture apparently we
re ust invisible and gay men created good about thejust invisible and gay men created everything good about the community on their own All the racism and sexism and classism that is endemic in the ueer community is whitewashed for some feel good examples of great things that a handful of white gay men have done You might enjoy this book if you know nothing about ueer culture and want to learn a little But if you already know much of the back story you ll find little to celebrate in this sanitized version of history This book was really disappointing I guess you shouldn t The Doctors 5-Minute Health Fixes: The Prescription for a Lifetime of Great Health judge a book by its title or subtitle Because it should have been called How the 20th Century White Male Homosexuals Influenced American Consumer Culture and the Media How Gay Men Made Everything from Movies to Fashion Fabulous and Swishy But I guess that wouldn t have really caught on It addressed the problem of stereotyping in gay culture by acknowledging that they exist that they are not always true and saying basically Yeah Broad yet incisive look at how an unusual immigrant group homosexual men has influenced mainstream American society and has in many ways become mainstream itself From the way camp irony and the gay aesthetic have.