- The Surprisingly Short History of Heterosexuality
- Narrated by: Fran Tunno
- Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 09-03-13
- Language: English
- Publisher: Audible Studios
With an extensive historical scope and plenty of juicy details and examples, Straight provides a fascinating look at the vagaries, schisms, and contradictions of what has so often been perceived as an irreducible fact of nature.
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By Susie on 14-03-13
The Title Says It All
The term "heterosexual" was invented as late as the 1860's. Our society's assumptions and criteria for what it means to be heterosexual has gotten narrower ever since.
Like Joan Roughgarden’s "Evolution’s Rainbow", "Straight" addresses gender, sex and biology, but goes on to explore historical and political attitudes, and perceptions of straightness and homosexuality.
Once again, Blank challenges our assumptions and explores the historical evolution of our sexual hang-ups in an engaging and funny manner.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful
By Paula on 30-03-16
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Not what quite what I had expected, but fascinating, informative, and delightfully in-depth all the same.
Highly recommended, especially to those interested in the subjects of gender, sexuality, or mate selection.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful