Panic

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Panic

1. See: Bank panic.

2. See: Panic buying.

3. See: Panic selling.
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Only self-accepting homosexual-identified men are exempt from homosexual panic while the rest are left to constantly and anxiously guard their masculine, heterosexual subjectivities against homosexual bonds.
When I speak of homosexual panic and homosocial desire I must, of course, refer to Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick's analysis of male friendship and the definitional crisis surrounding it.
When Mison was writing, the connection between the homosexual panic defense and widespread revulsion and bigotry in larger society was practically undeniable; since that time, however, societal attitudes towards homosexuality have been slowly changing.
What ensues is a coded mutual homoerotic inquiry which the dramatic action of the novel then deflects to a situation of vulnerability coded as homosexual panic.
As we have seen, Sedgwick denies that such a thing as homosexual panic occurs between women.
But it isn't long before the humor reaches lowest common denominators level, much of it, strangely enough, centering on the theme of homosexual panic.
There may be no legal justification for excluding him, so the reasoning of homosexual panic goes, but the visceral reaction of revulsion and threat in the male passenger more than warrants overlooking the law's logical application.
However, repressed desires and homosexual panic lead to hysteria and self-destruction in both Quentin and Henry.
Pancho is aroused, tries to hide this arousal, but La Manuela notes and speaks that arousal, triggering homosexual panic and a heterosexual identity crisis.
Judd had illusionist panic in the way some men have homosexual panic, and it compelled him to project illusionism away from his work and, to a lesser extent, that of Flavin.
31) The name he located appeared in the directory right alongside that of Murley--the defendant in the homosexual panic case.