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Why are we still scared of seeing two men kissing?

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Abstract


  • Although details remain uncertain, the father of Omar Mateen has claimed that his son’s murderous acts in Orlando’s Pulse nightclub last Saturday may have been inspired by the sight of two men kissing.

    In response, a twitter campaign with the hashtag #TwoMenKissing has encouraged men to tweet photographs of themselves kissing another man. This is an act of pride and defiance in the face of violent oppression. It also reveals the ongoing politics of men kissing in public.

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • McKinnon, S. (2016). Why are we still scared of seeing two men kissing?. The Conversation, 16 June 1-5.

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4366&context=sspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/3359

Number Of Pages


  • 4

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 5

Volume


  • 16 June

Place Of Publication


  • Australia

Abstract


  • Although details remain uncertain, the father of Omar Mateen has claimed that his son’s murderous acts in Orlando’s Pulse nightclub last Saturday may have been inspired by the sight of two men kissing.

    In response, a twitter campaign with the hashtag #TwoMenKissing has encouraged men to tweet photographs of themselves kissing another man. This is an act of pride and defiance in the face of violent oppression. It also reveals the ongoing politics of men kissing in public.

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • McKinnon, S. (2016). Why are we still scared of seeing two men kissing?. The Conversation, 16 June 1-5.

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4366&context=sspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/3359

Number Of Pages


  • 4

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 5

Volume


  • 16 June

Place Of Publication


  • Australia