“The Tolerance Trap” or One Step Forward and Two Steps Back


Walters, Suzanna Danuta. The Tolerance Trap: How God, Genes, and Good Intentions Are Sabotaging Gay Equality.New York: NYU Press, 2014, 343 pp.

The “tolerance trap” implies that those who are tolerated agree to be tolerated, and thus assimilated, adjusted to the model, neutralized Others. The LGBTQ movement, according to Walters, has forgotten not only the original meaning of “tolerance”, which it had to put up with, but also its original demands: the respect for differences, not in spite of differences, and the achievement of full – not partial and exclusive – rights in a civil society. (Read the full text in Ukrainian)

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