De relatie tussen opvattingen over gender en homoseksualiteit : een casestudy van De Groene Amsterdammer sinds 1911
Faculty of Arts. Linguistics and Literature
Sociologie. - Amsterdam, 2005, currens
, p. 318-343
University of Antwerp
Despite the existence of many studies indicating an intimate relationship between ideas about gender and homosexuality, explanations for the changing attitudes toward homosexuality in the Netherlands pay little attention to the role of gender norms. This article explores whether we can better understand changing attitudes toward homosexuality by focusing precisely on those gender norms. First, it theoretically explores how changing attitudes toward homosexuality can be understood as part of changing attitudes toward gender. Next, it presents empirical indications for such a relationship by showing how since 1911 attitudes toward gender and homosexuality in a Dutch magazine have simultaneously undergone multiple striking changes. It further establishes that throughout this period homosexuality has consistently been conceptualized as incompatible with a binary distinction between men and women.