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Shaping Our Own Power Dynamics Ourselves Fevereiro 17, 2015

Posted by paulo jorge vieira in teoria queer.
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Queer relationships come in many different forms. From married, middle-aged gay dudes with two charming adopted children and a Pekingese, to polyamorous families who are just nebulous enough to make your Daily Mail-reading grandma nervous – in the LGBT+ community there are whole lots of people doing their thing in a whole lot of different ways. That is beautiful and it’s the thing that makes us diverse and sparkly.

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Rosie Dent-Brown warns of the dangers of modelling queer relationships into straight ones. Credits: Iloveart Iloveart Rosie Dent-Brown warns of the dangers of modelling queer relationships into straight ones. Credits: Iloveart Iloveart

Queer relationships come in many different forms. From married, middle-aged gay dudes with two charming adopted children and a Pekingese, to polyamorous families who are just nebulous enough to make your Daily Mail-reading grandma nervous – in the LGBT+ community there are whole lots of people doing their thing in a whole lot of different ways. That is beautiful and it’s the thing that makes us diverse and sparkly.

However if you take a step back and look at some of these relationships you can see some eerily familiar power dynamics at play. In the society we live in, we are raised to see romantic relationships that involve two people as falling in line with a series of binary power dynamics: passive/active, emotional/rational, caring/defending. These are heterosexual binaries that, to whatever extent, nudge us…

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