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College prof. says heterosexuality is ‘tragic,’ feels ‘sorry for straight people’

A campus kook insists coronavirus is exposing the horrors of heterosexuality.

Jane Ward // janewardphd.com

A college professor is speaking out against heterosexuality, calling it a “tragedy” and insisting “straight men and women don’t like each other very much.”

University of California-Riverside Gender and Sexuality Studies professor Jane Ward describes heterosexuality as a destructive concept that objectifies women, forces men into “toxic masculinity,” and causes the breakup of relationships, reports Campus Reform.

The kooky professor, who identifies as a lesbian, was recently featured in an article for Insider titled, “Why heterosexual relationships are so bad for us, according to a sex researcher.”

“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 told Insider. “From an LGBT perspective, [being straight] looks actually very tragic.”

In the article, citing an alleged uptick in heterosexual divorces during the coronavirus pandemic, she claims the pandemic “is revealing the tragedy of heterosexuality to people who might not have otherwise paid attention to it.”

The Insider article goes on to claim “even joyous lexicons of straight culture have been shown to cause harm,” and bizarrely asserts “straight” rituals like weddings and gender reveal parties have resulted in “literal” disasters.

“Just this year a gender-reveal party caused a California wildfire and firefighter death, and large weddings in Washington, Maine, and elsewhere led to coronavirus outbreaks and deaths,” the article claimed.

Ward has also authored a book called The Tragedy of Heterosexuality. In that book, Ward describes a “misogyny paradox” that she claims leads straight men to struggle to respect women, says that men are seen as “more masculine’” when they objectify women, reports Campus Reform.

“I think that if men could recognize that equity and feminism are actually really central to a healthy and happy relationship, if that’s something they want, then they might be able to move further in that direction,” Ward told Insider.

In a statement, Ward told Campus Reform that she wrote the book because she “loves straight couples” and hopes to better educate them.

“I wrote this book because I love straight people, 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,” Ward told the outlet.

According to Campus Reform, the University of California-Riverside did not respond to requests for comment. In November, the school sponsored an event promoting Ward’s book.

 

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