Heterosexual relationships are “tragic” and the cause of misogyny, so-called toxic masculinity, inequality, abuse, and much more according to a professor at the University of California-Riverside.
Jane Ward, a self-described lesbian and professor of gender and sexuality studies at the west coast state school, is making waves with wild claims that heterosexuality emphasizes inequality and leaves heterosexual individuals worse off than were they in a same-sex relationship.
In a December editorial Ward told Insider that “she feels sorry for straight people, especially straight women, who typically report some of the lowest sexual satisfaction in society…But she also feels sorry for straight men, who are pigeon-holed into toxic-masculine culture that teaches them they both need, and yet should also demean, women.”
“It really looks like straight men and women don’t like each other very much, that women spend so much time complaining about men, and we still have so much evidence of misogyny,” Ward added, explaining that “from an LGBT perspective, [heterosexuality] looks actually very tragic.”
Ward also pointed to an uptick in divorce rates among the COVID-19 pandemic and its associated lockdowns and quarantines as “revealing the tragedy of heterosexuality to people who might not have otherwise paid attention to it.”
Ward is also an author and has a book unsurprisingly titled “The Tragedy of Heterosexuality” under her belt.
A description from the publisher reads, in part:
In The Tragedy of Heterosexuality, Jane Ward smartly explores what, exactly, is wrong with heterosexuality in the twenty-first century, and what straight people can do to fix it for good. She shows how straight women, and to a lesser extent straight men, have tried to mend a fraught patriarchal system in which intimacy, sexual fulfillment, and mutual respect are expected to coexist alongside enduring forms of inequality, alienation, and violence in straight relationships.
Ward also takes an intriguing look at the multi-billion-dollar self-help industry, which markets goods and services to help heterosexual couples without addressing the root of their problems. Ultimately, she encourages straight men and women to take a page out of queer culture, reminding them “about the human capacity to desire, f***, and show respect at the same time.”
In a statement to Campus Reform, Ward said that she wrote the book because she “loves straight couples” and wishes to liberate them.
“I wrote this book because I love straight people,” she declared, “and because the research on heterosexual marital satisfaction over the life course shows that straight couples are struggling to balance work and family obligations and this leads to frustration and resentment for many straight women, in particular.”
Folks, this is what you have to look forward to when you offer your children up to the secular educational institutions that employ professors like these. Watch out.
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