"Glorification of the 'natural' is part of the ideology which protects an unnatural society in its struggle against liberation."This is a community for people who believe that in the Great Nature/Nurture Debate, modern western societies are currently leaning way too far in the "Nature" direction. It's a place to express opposition to exaggerations of the power of genetics in both mental and physical traits. The websites of The Council for Responsible Genetics and the American Civil Liberties Union: Privacy & Technology: Genetics are good sources of information on these subjects.
If You Seduce a Straight Person, Can You Make Them Gay? Issues in Biological Essentialism Versus Social Constructionism in Gay and Lesbian Identities edited by John P. De Cecco and John P. EliaThis community is moderated by queerbychoice.
Sexing the Body: Gender Politics and the Construction of Sexuality by Anne Fausto-Sterling
The Mismeasure of Man by Stephen Jay Gould
The Hedgehog, the Fox, and the Magister's Pox: Mending the Gap between Science and the Humanities by Stephen Jay Gould
The Century of the Gene by Evelyn Fox Keller & L. L. Winship
Biology as Ideology: The Doctrine of DNA by Richard C. Lewontin
The Triple Helix: Gene, Organism, and Environment by Richard C. Lewontin
It Ain't Necessarily So: The Dream of the Human Genome and Other Illusions by Richard C. Lewontin
Not in Our Genes by Rose Lewontin
The DNA Mystique: The Gene As a Cultural Icon by Dorothy Nelkin & M. Susan Lindee
Science and Homosexualities edited by Vernon A. Rosario
The Mismeasure of Desire: The Science, Theory, and Ethics of Sexual Orientation by Edward Stein
An American Obsession: Science, Medicine, and the Place of Homosexuality in Modern Society by Jennifer Terry
Deviant Bodies: Critical Perspectives on Difference in Science and Popular Culture edited by Jennifer Terry and Jacqueline Urla