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amato- +‎ normative


amatonormative (comparative more amatonormative, superlative most amatonormative)

  1. (neologism) Privileging or valuing romantic relationships as fundamental or natural.
    • 2011, Elizabeth Brake, Minimizing Marriage: Marriage, Morality, and the Law, page 94:
      Amatonormative discrimination is widely practiced. Its existence is not controversial. What is controversial is the claim that it is wrongful discrimination and not simply justified differential treatment—that it is arbitrary and hence, at least in law, unjust.
    • 2017, Matthew A. Hoffman & Sara Kolmes, "When Clark Met Diana: Friendship and Romance in Comics", in Wonder Woman and Philosophy: The Amazonian Mystique (ed. Jacob M. Held), page 87:
      Both friends explicitly reject the amatonormative assumption that they are potential romantic partners.
    • 2020, Constance Wilde, "What does it mean to be asexual in an increasingly sexualised world?", Lot's Wife, Edition 1 (2020), page 28:
      This is in direct opposition to amatonormative ideas about the "right" way to start a family.
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:amatonormative.

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