Lot cares little for his daughters' honour since his main concern is to protect his guests from homosexual rape, which is why he openly urges the Sodomites
to "letes my gestes one" and use the daughters instead in any way they please.
It also begins to explain why the threat of the sodomite
, his very invisibility, the '(mis)recognition' of sodomite
and friend, means that the terms of this ritualistic identification have broad cultural significance.
And yet even if the uses and meanings of "the sodomite
" are often still "extra-sexual," the sodomite
nonetheless is recovered as a distinctly sexual subject.
External to the linguistic aid with which Proust advances the indetermination of the space of simulation within the work itself, the maneuvers of the Sodomites
in society at large prove them to have garnered inordinate expertise in effacing the threshold delineating facticity and artifice in commanding the semiological chains of society.
8) In his view, calling forth the memory of the Sodomites
appeared -- deceptively as it turned out -- to offer a timely analysis and solution to social and moral tensions arising among the diversifying elite in an unfamiliar urban landscape.
28) As one whose "open"-ness precedes his powdering, he indicates the "possibility of the sodomite
Most prominently, rather than focus exclusively on early modern representations of same-sex eroticism, Sexual Types includes figures of indeterminate (or "bi-") sexuality (the narcissistic courtier, the monstrous favorite) and figures that fit modern definitions of "heterosexuality" (the citizen wife, the bawd) as well as those that appear to conform to the modern definition of "homosexuality" (the sodomite
, the tribade).
From around 1730 accusations of heterosexual whoremongery were no longer considered defamatory, but "the fear of being exposed as a sodomite
left men paralyzed" (p.
To his credit, Corum does seem to be teasing out the implications of a position articulated several years ago by Gregory Bredbeck, who argued that Bray's description of the sodomite
as existing outside the social order was not perfectly inscriptive and left space for what he wanted to call a "sodomitical subjunctivity.
In the event that lust is virtually ungovernable, heterosexual sodomites
can take Highway 2 through northern Idaho, a matter of some fifty chaste miles, before arriving in the comparative safety of Montana.
1978: Media begin to turn against anyone, or any group of persons, who opposes the sodomite
way of life.
The Rev Ian Brown, of the Free Presbyterian Church, condemned the new legislation, saying: "We want to defend our children against sodomite