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Article "Congressman proves his manhood"

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Article "Congressman proves his manhood"

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This article talks about Congressman Gerry Studds, who was "burned at the stake by a large number of his constituents" after having "a brief consenting homosexual relationship with a congressional page." A petition signed by more than 300 citizens said that Studds has "debased his manhood," and the author criticizes this statement saying that he had both moral and political courage in facing his constituents. The author talks about how this idea "represents a lingering, though unfounded, belief that homosexuals are afflicted, on top of all their alleged moral disorders, with spinelessness." The author talks about how this assessment has "a stunning wrongness to it" and is "out of whack," and mentions job discrimination and states that "no homosexual in America can expect to be let alone by bigots and haters."

Source

McCarthy, Colman. "Congressman proves his manhood" The University of Richmond Collegian 70, no. 4, (September 29th, 1983): 1. https://collegian.richmond.edu/?a=d&d=COL19830929.2.25&srpos=13&e=-------en-20--1-byDA-txt-txIN-

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The Collegian, University of Richmond

Date

1983-09-29

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English

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Hyannis (Ma.)

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McCarthy, Colman, “Article "Congressman proves his manhood",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed December 7, 2019, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/3349.