Title

Shame in the Animal Kingdom

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Campus where you would like to present

Ellensburg

Event Website

https://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/source

Start Date

16-5-2019

End Date

16-5-2019

Abstract

This paper will consist of a basic historical, political, and religious analysis of homosexuality and will be applied to the major obstacle that is encountered by the majority of the LGBTQ+ community: shame and repression. Michael Foucault’s work, The History of Sexuality and his notions on historical sexual repression will be combined and analyzed alongside Michael Warren’s notions on shame in, The Trouble With Normal: Sex, Politics, and the Ethics of Queerness. These two works will be used to argue how the LGBTQ+ community has become liberated after harsh exposure of different stages(and types) of shame. Ultimately, sexuality has been treated as invisible for quite some time, and thus sexuality had to become known and shamed to uplift repression; when comparing to visible repressed groups, such as people of color and women who were repressed and shamed from the beginning. Moreover, due to failed long-term results, out-dated arguments, and research to change an unchangeable human quality, sexuality is starting to become accepted and self-evident as natural and reversed the shame onto the repressors themselves.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Michael Goeger

Department/Program

Philosophy and Religious Studies

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Shame in the Animal Kingdom

Ellensburg

This paper will consist of a basic historical, political, and religious analysis of homosexuality and will be applied to the major obstacle that is encountered by the majority of the LGBTQ+ community: shame and repression. Michael Foucault’s work, The History of Sexuality and his notions on historical sexual repression will be combined and analyzed alongside Michael Warren’s notions on shame in, The Trouble With Normal: Sex, Politics, and the Ethics of Queerness. These two works will be used to argue how the LGBTQ+ community has become liberated after harsh exposure of different stages(and types) of shame. Ultimately, sexuality has been treated as invisible for quite some time, and thus sexuality had to become known and shamed to uplift repression; when comparing to visible repressed groups, such as people of color and women who were repressed and shamed from the beginning. Moreover, due to failed long-term results, out-dated arguments, and research to change an unchangeable human quality, sexuality is starting to become accepted and self-evident as natural and reversed the shame onto the repressors themselves.

https://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/source/2019/Oralpres/188