Greek Stalinists "explain" homosexuality
Source Louis Proyect
Date 16/03/19/02:23

HOMOSEXUAL ORIENTATION OR alternating between homosexual and
heterosexual orientation is presented by sections of intellectuals and
artists, especially to the youth as an unconventional, dissident, and
radical form of behaviour, as a "way" to overcome outdated perceptions
of women's position in society, about sexuality, as a "form of conflict
with authority, based on the male-dominated society." It projects the
concept that "sexual identity is something fluid", socially and
linguistically constructed. This is the philosophical current of
postmodernism and postmodernity that ultimately denies the objectivity
of biological sex which is the basis for a predominantly heterosexual
sexual orientation. It argues that "gender is not what we are, but what
we do."

It ignores or conceals the class factors that led to the different
positions of the two sexes and the ruling classes in the evolution of
society, from the primitive community household in the first class
society onwards. In the passage from one socioeconomic formation to
another, surplus products appear, produced to meet community needs. Some
products were produced in excess due to the development of the means of
production and work implements, the cultivation of land, herds, which
came under the ownership of men who appropriated the surplus, the
surplus product. The owner of the surplus began to distance himself from
the need to work for survival, exploiting the work of prisoners of war,
slaves. The woman could not overcome the inherent biological differences
she had with her husband that render her more vulnerable in nature. To
protect the need for the reproduction of the species, she could not
stray far from the community household that lost its social character
with the onset of the first class division of society, with the
exploitation of man by man. Moreover, the need for wealth to be
inherited by the "legitimate" offspring of the man was established. In
this way, the domination of the man over the woman was institutionalized
at both an individual and social level.

By bypassing the social causes which imposed overwhelmingly different
social behaviours between the sexes, these theories lead to the denial
of the biological differences between men and women, ultimately denying
the objectivity of biological gender identity.

On this basis, the idea that every person belongs, in a natural and
inevitable way to one gender is considered to be an error. These
theories render absolute the very real impact society has on a series of
perceptions about gender (which often act in the direction of
legitimizing inequality and discrimination against women).


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