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heteronormative Line breaks: het¦ero|nor¦ma¦tive
Pronunciation: /ˌhɛt(ə)rə(ʊ)ˈnɔːmətɪv/

Definition of heteronormative in English:


Denoting or relating to a world view that promotes heterosexuality as the normal or preferred sexual orientation: the heteronormative codes of twentieth-century mainstream Western cinema
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  • He is talking about the specific example of gay identity in relation to the heteronormative structures of power.
  • Then I was thinking I shouldn't impose my heteronormative judgements on people.
  • Instead of breaking down hetero-normative gender binaries, gay pornography reinforces oppressive sex roles regardless of the actual gender of the participants.




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