Queer feminism presents a paradigm shift in a radical movement that opposes hetero masculinity heteronormative beliefs and embraces intersectionality.
Heteromasculinity is a form of masculinity where women and sexual minorities are suppressed. Sexual minorities in this context include lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgenders, queers [LGBTQ+].
On the other hand, heteronormativity is the assumption that heterosexuality is the “standard” sexual orientation and that all other orientations deviate from this norm. It implies that It assumes that sexual and marital relations are most fitting between people of the opposite sex.
Heteronormative beliefs are often closely intertwined with homophobia. Heteronormative culture privileges heterosexuality as normal and natural and fosters a climate where LGBT individuals are discriminated against in marriage, taxation, education, health, and employment.
Queer feminism embraces sexuality and provides an understanding that discussing women’s liberation is interwoven with discussing the liberation of queer women.
Queer feminism is presumed to be continuous with feminist movements and provides a paradigm for understanding sex, gender, and sexuality. Feminist movements dismantle stereotypical beliefs that gender identity and sexual orientation define societal roles.
They fight the inherent gender discrimination and misogynistic views of dominant masculinity. However, feminism focuses on the equality and rights of women but excludes nonbinary genders and trans people. Therefore, it shows that it does not embrace all genders. This is a reflection of still existing patriarchal shackles.
How heteronormative views and hetero masculinity promotes rape culture.
The heteronormative view involves the alignment of biological sex, sexuality, gender identity, and gender roles. It upraises heterosexuality as the standard sexual orientation. This homophobic belief often leads to the want to correct other sexual orientations that are inconsistent and therefore births horrific acts like “corrective rape”.
Furthermore, it embodies the dominant and violent nature of toxic masculinity which regards feminine as submissive, weak, passive and subjective.