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Evans-Winters, Venus E.; Esposito, Jennifer – Educational Foundations, 2010
In her 1995 article, "Sapphire Bound!", legal scholar Regina Austin calls for minority female scholars in the legal field to straightforwardly, unapologetically, and strategically use their intellectual pursuits to advocate on behalf of poor and working class minority women. Even though Austin is arguing from the perspective of a woman of color,…
Descriptors: Minority Groups, Females, Feminism, Scholarship
Esposito, Jennifer – Educational Foundations, 2009
Heteronormativity creates heterosexuality as the quintessential ideal of sexuality, as the most natural state of being. This normalization, in turn, marginalizes homosexuality so that it becomes viewed as unnatural and immoral. Berlant and Warner (1998) go on to argue that one way heteronormative forms of intimacy get reinscribed is through love…
Descriptors: Picture Books, Sexual Orientation, Homosexuality, Females