NYT Book Review: Heterosexual Coupling ‘Can Hurt The Very Individuals Who Cling To It Most’

NYT Book Review: Heterosexual Coupling ‘Can Hurt The Very Individuals Who Cling To It Most’


The New York Times Book Review, in yet another review of a book attacking heterosexuality, writes, “In examining the pressure to partner with the opposite gender we find the extortions of capitalism, the misogyny of violence against women, the racist and xenophobic erasure of nonwhite families, and the homophobic hatreds that pervade so much of everyday life.”

Writer Haley Mlotek, reviewing, “The Tragedy of Heterosexuality,” authored by Jane Ward, asserts, “’The Tragedy of Heterosexuality’ wastes absolutely no time getting to the point, but while many of the sentences (including the title) made me laugh out loud, it is at heart a somber, urgent academic examination of the many ways in which opposite-sex coupling can hurt the very individuals who cling to it most.”

“Ward distinguishes straightness as a practice from straight culture, which is the very heart of society’s most disgraceful failures,” Mlotek continues. “It is not, as one popular joke goes, that straight people are ‘not OK.’ It

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