This week’s episode is in many ways an extension of episode 34, the interview with Devon Hunter. Peterson’s partner, Glen Retief, had a very strong reaction to some of the things Devon discussed, so he makes his first appearance with Zack and Peterson this week to discuss the “gay for pay” issue. Coming from a perspective of promoting sex-positivity based on his experiences as a gay white male living in Apartheid South Africa, Glen feels that it’s judgmental and inappropriate to condemn the idolization of straight men by gay men (in pornography or otherwise). Zack and Peterson still contend that it’s a reinforcement of patriarchy and internalized homophobia—that it is injurious that gay people have preference against members of their own community. This week’s episode just begins to scratch the surface of a complicated issue. Take a listen and leave your own thoughts!
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Here’s some more information about what we talked about this week:
» Liked today’s erotic poem? Check out Same-Sex Love in India: Readings from Literature and History.
» Pre-Order Glen Retief’s soon-to-be-published memoir, The Jack Bank.