Thursday, June 25, 2009

Team of Researchers Blames Children's Films for Perpetuating "Heteronormativity"

"Heteronormativity"- Like Frankensteins's monster, bad satire comes to life.....

ANN ARBOR, Michigan, June 24, 2009 ( - Researchers at the University of Michigan have concluded that the love stories told in classic Disney and other G-rated children's films – such as the Little Mermaid - are partially to blame for the pervasiveness of what they label "heteronormativity."
"Despite the assumption that children’s media are free of sexual content, our analyses suggest that these media depict a rich and pervasive heterosexual landscape," wrote researchers Emily Kazyak and Karin Martin, in a report published in the latest issue of the Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS) publication Gender & Society.

Good Grief!


Yours, Sincerely said...

The day Disney produces a gay fairy tale, is the day our family boycott's Disney.

Euripides said...


Note to sociologists - give it a rest, will ya?

alaiyo said...

Well, yes, one would hope that they do. :)

Magister Christianus said...

Such "heteronormativity" is the very reason we watch such movies with our children.

And the pathological need to create words like "heternormativity" in a pathetic attempt to achieve the credibility enjoyed by the hard sciences is why sociologists lack genuine credibility.

Anonymous said...

Robots, rats, racing cars - these represent heteronormativity?