By Peter Hennen
Hennen’s colourful learn specializes in a trio of teams: the novel Faeries, who parody effeminacy via playfully embracing it, wearing promenade clothes and glitter; the Bears, who attempt to seem like “regular men” and have fun their better, hairier our bodies; and the Leathermen, who emulate hypermasculine biker tradition, concurrently harking back to and undermining notions of manliness. in addition to a historic research of the organization among effeminacy and homosexuality, Hennen examines how this connection impacts the teams’ sexual practices. finally, he argues, whereas all 3 teams undertake leading edge ways to gender concerns and sexual excitement, masculine norms proceed to constrain participants of every community.
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