Guest Aro Posted February 26 Share Posted February 26 I've been posting a lot recently, but, In France, tomorrow is back to school day for some departments, so I think it's the right time to introduce this topic here. Amatonormativity is everywhere, even at schools. For those who aren't French, school programs about French language and literature are focused on 4 main aspects, including "penser l'amour," or "reflecting about love" (romantically) in English, in secondary school. Before coming in as quoiromantic, I was disturbed by it and analyzed everyone's thoughts on it to properly answer the questions and get good results, but now that I know I am arospec, I can point out the amatonormative problems of this. There is this widespread assumption that being a teenager and not having a girlfriend/boyfriend is an alerting clue that something bad is going on with the teen's family/social life/mental health, just taking a look at movies about teenagers' issues is enough to acknowledge this. Depressed teens are often pictured as lonely and "loveless". In order to both fit in societal injunctions and keep myself away from the unwanted attention often got by not having a crush/boyfriend/girlfriend, I pretended to be like every of my classmates for a while, but that's really draining. I'm honestly impatient to graduate from high school and pursue scientific studies in a college, because this is exhausting. Does anyone else relate ? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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