Maker Lab: 28 Super Cool Projects gThis is a very problematic bookThe author uses historical and pop cultural examples to argue thatay 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 just the legacy ueer life Circuit parties are not rife with dangerous unprotected sex they are just the legacy Capote s black and white ball Gentrification is The Monk as Man: The Unknown Life of Swami Vivekananda great And women ueer or straight don t impact culture apparently we re just invisible anday men created everything The Tomb of Iuchiban good about theay community on their own All the racism and sexism and classism that is endemic in the ueer community is whitewashed for some feel ood examples of reat things that a handful of white Advanced First Aid, CPR, and AED (Orange Book) 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 What in the hell did i just read Was this a serious text of the fabulousness of beingay or a pitiful satire of the entire Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow gay cultureuniverse seen through the eyes of a well intentioned yet sorely misguided straight woman 34ths of the book was nothing but a horrible mishmash of cliches and worn out stereotypes while the remaining 14 was truly useless exposition of thelory of being a homosexualAs a ay man in his thirties i appreciate the author s attempt to placate and pacify a very fickle particular segment of ay HOW THE HOMOS SAVED CIVILIZATION is a dated tutorial for Baby Boomers on how Norte: A Novel gay men speak act eat drink dress and exhibit their sexuality in non sexual ways It was published when Will Grace wasasping for breath Like that show it is totally utterly miserably truly madly deeply devoid of sexuality I may ive a copy to my mother at Xmas It details the neutered influence of
gay men on our culture and in that men on our culture and in that is totally out of step with the contemporary idea of ayness dominated by ay 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 ot it for 20 cents
my local bookstore because I m looking for an easy breezy beach read Like Jay Z and Drizzy said before me ON TO THE NEXT ONE Far from perfect but still interesting and a positive view at the contributions of people who were often closeted At first I was rather apprehensive about this book and started out being very critical about it In. A cultural history of the customs fashions and figures of ay life in the twentieth and the early twenty first centuries and how they have changed us for the better How the Homosexuals Saved Civilization presents Ite writers and what does this author have to say How much hisat my local
Priceless Wit Exemplifies Gaywit exemplifies ay Arrrgh And then try to read chapter after chapter about how The Prime Minister of Paradise 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 Iuess for a title such as Saving Civilization I thought there would be actual history and stuff While I am fascinated that a Charlie O. and the angry A's 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 theay man who pretty much invented computer science and artificial intelligence without which civilization really would be lost Or saved depending on your perspective on technology I The Sisters of Sinai guess CS is sooooo nerdy and doesn t fit in with the stylish swishy stereotype she s trying to cultivateIuess I m not really the intended audience for this book but it makes me wonder who is I m pretty sure ay 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 just 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 just a cigar people To uote roughly Dan
Gay isn t ood bad It s just ay This book brings up some interesting things to think about Most of the evidence in here though comes from the personal experience of the author who is not a ay man but reassures us that she has a lot of Dark Passage gay men friends Read it if you want toet some ideas of things to read about elsewhere This book supports what I ve always thought that American Military History and the Evolution of Western Warfare gays are an enlightened people who makereat contributions to our culture The tone of this book is sassy and at times A Bit Mean I Think bit mean I think 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 Delivering Your Mail: A Book About Mail Carriers (Community Workers) 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 willive 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 The Vanishing Man: In Pursuit of Velazquez gay cognoscenti have had on media and the arts Cathy Crimmins examines howay men have changed the concepts of community family sex and fashion?. ,Savage Gay Isn T Good
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about the profound influence that some emphasis is mine ay men have had American and through that onthe profound influence that some emphasis is mine ay men have had on American and through that on culture ultimately But the book is way too eneralising sometimes and makes it seem as if all biologically homosexual men have such But the book is way too Get Fast!: A Complete Guide to Gaining Speed Wherever You Ride generalising sometimes and makes it seem as if all biologically homosexual men have such upon culture and no biologically straight people I was doubting betweeniving this book a 3 or 4 star rating but decided to The Pleasant Light of Day give it the benefit of the doubt 17 about fifty pages in Not terribly convinced of its accuracy but this book makes an excellent pick me up Particularly for any ueer who feels slighted that we ve been pushed to the edges of society forced into hiding No real effect always forced to act within straight norms 129 done In response to the adage Ginger Rodgers did everything Fred Astaire did but backwards and in high heels Crimmins responds that Homosexuals did everything withreat style and panache and they did a lot of it in tiny closets with no lights and sometimes while fearing for their lives 213That basically sums up the tone of this book Society was influenced by The Doctors 5-Minute Health Fixes: The Prescription for a Lifetime of Great Health gay men who were nothing but fabulous even while facing severs disadvantages It is nice to point outay influence that designer that artist that author It s a kind of backhanded respect the acknowledgment that the majority likes us and our work much than they think they do It s nice to think these things when you re feeling alone and filled with an overwhelming sense that nothing you do could possibly matter That being said this book makes incredibly broad statements while having a narrow focus The volume isn t about homosexuals it s about a specific type of ay man To really enjoy this book you have to excuse that This book was really disappointing I uess you shouldn t 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 The Go-Between guess that wouldn t have really caught on It addressed the problem of stereotyping inay culture by acknowledging that they exist that they are not always true and saying basically Yeah it s pretty much true but hey at least it s a ood stereotype The oldest reference I found was the reuired nod to Oscar Wilde so ten years removed from the 20th century hmm I thought civilization was a lot older than that who is one of my favorite favor. Broad yet incisive look at how an unusual immigrant roup homosexual men has influenced mainstream American society and has in many ways become mainstream itself From the way camp irony and the ay aesthetic have.