Tuesday, May 22, 2012


Men and woman have been having sex for as long as there have been humans. So how can we talk about there being a “history” of heterosexuality?

Hanne Blank, the author of the recently-released book, very helpfully titled, ‘Straight: The Surprisingly Short History of Hetrosexuality’, says, “We can talk about there being a history of heterosexuality in the same way that we can talk about there being a history of religions. People have been praying to God for a really long time too, and yet the ways people relate to the divine have specific histories. They come from particular places, they take particular trajectories, there are particular texts, and individuals that are important in them. There are events, names, places, dates. It’s really very similar.”

Read the full interview here.

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