heterophobia


heterophobia
a) Fear or resentment of what is different.

Taguieff writes synonimically of racism and heterophobia (resentment of the different). [...] Heterophobia seems to be a focused manifestation of a still wider phenomenon of anxiety aroused by the feeling that one has no control over the situation, [...]

b) Fear or resentment of heterosexuals.

[...] a panel of teenagers of LGBT parents [...] voiced concern about what they called "heterohobia"—they wished their parents werent so negative and distrusting of straight people. Even suggesting that heterophobia exists for these children understandably evokes angry and skeptical responses because homo-hostile people have used the same word to support a bogus claim that gay rights discrimination against heterosexuals.


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