Professor Asserts That Heterosexual Relationships Are ‘Tragic’

Milton Quintanilla | Contributor for ChristianHeadlines.com | Thursday, January 28, 2021
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Professor Asserts That Heterosexual Relationships Are ‘Tragic’


A professor from University of California-Riverside asserted that heterosexuality is a tragedy due to toxic masculinity, misogyny and bad opposite-sex relationships, The Blaze reports.

Jane Wade, who is a lesbian and professor of gender and sexuality, told Insider in December of the dislike men and women have for one another.

“It really looks like straight men and women don't like each other very much, that women spend so much time complaining about men, and we still have so much evidence of misogyny," or woman-hating behavior, Ward explained. "From an LGBT perspective, [being straight] looks actually very tragic."

Ward also published a book, The Tragedy of Heterosexuality, last September.

She explained to Insider as to how the COVID-19 pandemic “is revealing the tragedy of heterosexuality to people who might not have otherwise paid attention to it.”

Regarding gender binary, the concept that teaches that male and female are the only two genders, Ward noted how it's infused into everyday life.

“It's that straight culture is based in a presumption that men and women are really different kinds of people, that they want different things, that they have different interests, and that they are sort of opposite,” she said. “And they come together sexually and romantically because opposites attract."

She claimed that through her research, the notion of heterosexuality and homosexuality did not appear until the 19th century. Prior to that, people involved in homosexual sex was “considered an act, not a type of person."

Regarding her book, Ward told Campus Reform that she wrote it because she loves “straight people” and wants to see improved lives amongst straight couples.

"I wrote this book because I love straight people, and because the research on heterosexual marital satisfaction over the life course shows that straight couples are struggling to balance work and family obligations and this leads to frustration and resentment for many straight women, in particular," she said.

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Milton Quintanilla is a freelance writer. He is also the co-hosts of the For Your Soul podcast, which seeks to equip the church with biblical truth and sound doctrine Visit his blog Blessed Are The Forgiven.