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  •  The young are not homophobic (0+ / 0-)

    in significant part because they grew up with plenty of women in public life and women have more economic independence than they did a half century ago. Sexual relations have lost (some of) their traditional patriarchal coding as domination of one sex by another. As a result they have become more about taste and less about sexual political power and privilege.  

    Feminism still has a considerable distance to go before women have true, full equality -- but this generational weakening of homophobia is one of its benefits.

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