Lectures

Straight: the Surprisingly Short History of Heterosexuality

When: Tue., March 6, 7:30-9 p.m. 2012

Join us in welcoming Hanne Blank, the author of Straight: the Surprisingly Short History of Heterosexuality, as she takes us on a whirlwind tour of how our most influential modern sexuality came to be… and how we’re continuing to change it even today. Did you know that the concept of heterosexuality was invented in the same decade as dynamite, the light bulb, the typewriter, and pasteurization? It didn’t become a household word until after WWI. So how did men and women learn how to be modern heterosexuals? With an eclectic scope and fascinating detail, Straight tells the eye-opening story of a complex and often contradictory man-made creation that is all too often assumed to be an irreducible fact of biology.

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