Heterosexuality Quotes

Heterosexuality Quotes by Shirley Geok-lin Lim, Bruce LaBruce, Russell Brand, Sigmund Freud, Audre Lorde, Adrienne Rich and many others.

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Heterosexuality – whichever gender you are – says that the other gender is very important to you.
Shirley Geok-lin Lim
Heterosexuality is the opiate of the masses
Bruce LaBruce
It would have been convenient to be gay. Just because of the grooming, the narcissism, stuff like that. But I have this kind of roaring heterosexuality. Traditional, uncomplicated heterosexuality, an almost cliched Robin Askwith thing.
Russell Brand
A man’s heterosexuality will not put up with any homosexuality, and vice versa.
Sigmund Freud
The absence of any consideration of lesbian consciousness or the consciousness of third world women leaves a serious gap within this conference. . . .
Audre Lorde
Heterosexuality has been forcibly and subliminally imposed on women. Yet everywhere women have resisted it, often at the cost of physical torture, imprisonment, psychosurgery, social ostracism, and extreme poverty.
Adrienne Rich
Female heterosexuality is not a biological drive or an individual women’s erotic attraction or attachment to another human animal which happens to be male. Female heterosexuality is a set of social institutions and practices… Those definitions… are about the oppression and exploitation of women by men.
Marilyn Frye
I believe that the fact and the reality of homosexuality and heterosexuality and of opposite and same-gender unions should be taught in our public schools without a value judgement system also being offered.
Ed Case
Lesbian existence comprises both the breaking of a taboo and the rejection of a compulsory way of life. It is also a direct or indirect attack on the male right of access to women.
Adrienne Rich
We will see a breakdown of the family and family values if we decide to approve same-sex marriage, and if we decide to establish homosexuality as an acceptable alternative lifestyle with all the benefits that go with equating it with the heterosexual lifestyle.
Jerry Falwell
The models we have, and the standards we are expected to maintain, come to us via heterosexuality as a normative state. Heterosexuality–whatever the current version of that concept happens to be–is unremarkable because it is the standard by which everything else is measured. That is heterosexual privilege.
Hanne Blank
Heterosexuality is not a thing.
Lauren Berlant
I would like you to rise each morning and know that you are heterosexual and that you choose to be heterosexual – that you are and choose to be a member of a privileged and dominant class, one of your privileges being not to notice.
Marilyn Frye
War, I thought, was the most negative aspect of male heterosexuality. If more men were homosexual, there would be no wars, because homosexual men would never kill other men, whereas heterosexual men love killing other men.
Steven Morrissey
I think the Russian government is right to be concerned with propaganda on teenagers who are at the age of struggling through sexual identity issue and we should help to channel these urges in productive behavior. Heterosexuality is God’s design. Policies that encourage young people to think this are good ideas.
Bryan Fischer
I think change is possible, but only for individuals who were never truly gay in the first place and who have a strong personal motivation to recover their heterosexuality.
Marilyn vos Savant
Women and men are divided by gender, made into the sexes as we know them, by the social requirements of heterosexuality, which institutionalizes male sexual dominance and female sexual submission.
Catharine MacKinnon
I have known many people who were seduced as children by same-sex partners and then spent their teen years being gay, and then found their way back to heterosexuality as adults.
Nell Zink
Heterosexuality is dangerous. It tempts you to aim at a perfect duality of desire.
Marguerite Duras
It is an old stereotype, that homosexuality has to do only with sex while heterosexuality is multifaceted and embraces love and romance.
Vito Russo
My tact is that you don’t change the definition of marriage for one group, homosexuals, because you have to change it for all the groups. So you don’t do it, particularly if people in California vote on it, don’t want it, they think that the heterosexuality is a societal stabilizer.
Bill O’Reilly
I’m exposing faultlines, dealing especially with rhetoric. Showing that heterosexuality is a disease, or at least its inheritance.
Kate Zambreno
Heterosexuality is not normal, it’s just common.
Dorothy Parker
There is object proof that homosexuality is more interesting than heterosexuality. It’s that one knows a considerable number of heterosexuals who would wish to become homosexuals, whereas one knows very few homosexuals who would really like to become heterosexuals.
Michel Foucault
I actually don’t think of whiteness and heterosexuality as ‘the norm’. Maybe there are people who still do but none of them are close friends of mine.
Jacqueline Woodson
I wish you would grow to the understanding that you choose heterosexuality.
Marilyn Frye
People are going to say, “I was a lesbian back in the 90s” just like people say, “I was a hippie in the 60s”. I see them struggling. Rich girls struggling with their heterosexuality.
John Waters
When I was young there were lesbians who said “Oh, I will free myself of all norms of masculinity, all norms of heterosexuality “. And then, they ended up in very complex relationships that were maybe full of heterosexual power dynamics or full of lesbian forms of masculinity and they became very confused.
Judith Butler
Maybe [Sodom and Gomorrah] isn’t really about homosexuality, but about rape. If the angels had been female, and the men of Sodom said they wanted to ‘know’ them against their will, would people claim that the story shows heterosexuality is a sin?
Alex Sanchez
I realize that homosexuality is a serious problem for anyone who is – but then, of course, heterosexuality is a serious problem for anyone who is, too. And being a man is a serious problem and being a woman is, too. Lots of things are problems.
Edward Gorey
The only thing that prisons demonstrably cure is heterosexuality.
John D. MacDonald
You hear things like, ‘People shouldn’t know about your life because you’re creating an illusion on-screen.’ But I don’t see other actresses going to great lengths to hide their heterosexuality. That’s an unfair double standard.
Ellen Page
I agreed to take part in a New York University Institute for Humanities conference a year ago. . . .
Audre Lorde
In itself, homosexuality is as limiting as heterosexuality: the ideal should be to be capable of loving a woman or a man; either, a human being, without feeling fear, restraint, or obligation.
Simone de Beauvoir
If Lacan presumes that female homosexuality issues from a disappointed heterosexuality, as observation is said to show, could it not be equally clear to the observer that heterosexuality issues from a disappointed homosexuality?
Judith Butler
I think heterosexuality and homosexuality are a kind of psychosis, and the truth is somewhere in the middle.
Jeanette Winterson
I think rigid heterosexuality is a perversion of nature.
Margaret Mead
The heterosexuality or homosexuality of many individuals is not an all-or-none proposition.
Alfred Kinsey
Competence in heterosexuality, or at least the appearance or pretense of such competence, is as much a public affair as a privateone. Thus, going steady is a high school diploma in heterosexuality; engagement a BA; marriage an MA; and children a Ph.D.
Thomas Szasz
I stand here as a black lesbian feminist, having been invited to comment within the only panel at this conference where the input of black feminists and lesbians is represented. What this says about the vision of this conference is sad, in a country where racism, sexism and homophobia are inseparable. . . .
Audre Lorde
We’re supposed to procreate and society, god knows, is ferocious on the subject. Heterosexuality is considered such a great and natural good that you have to execute people and put them in prison if they don’t practice this glorious act.
Gore Vidal
What the homosexual wants, and here he is neither willing to compromise nor morally required to compromise — is acceptance of homosexuality as a way of life fully on a par with heterosexuality.
Barbara Gittings
It is propaganda that people, who had lived a full life of heterosexuality, were married and had children, were denying their real sexuality all that time. There is historic evidence that entire populations can convert to homosexuality under certain conditions.
Ali Sina
I wish you would notice that you are heterosexual.
Marilyn Frye
Like heterosexuality, faith in immaterial realities is popularly considered essential to individual morality.
Wendy Kaminer
I cannot believe homosexuality is that much fun. Heterosexuality certainly is not.
Zadie Smith