Definition of heteronormative in English:

heteronormative

adjective

  • Denoting or relating to a world view that promotes heterosexuality as the normal or preferred sexual orientation.

    ‘the heteronormative codes of twentieth-century mainstream Western cinema’
    • ‘Then I was thinking I shouldn't impose my heteronormative judgements on people.’
    • ‘Instead of breaking down hetero-normative gender binaries, gay pornography reinforces oppressive sex roles regardless of the actual gender of the participants.’
    • ‘Some of this work grows out of queer theory, which focuses on how young gay men engage with heteronormative discourses.’
    • ‘In one way, Hopkins's novel resists containment by a conventional domestic fiction by complicating its portrayal of the heteronormative domestic sphere.’
    • ‘A gay man beaten by a policeman and a gay son beaten by his father suffer from the same root sources of heteronormative prejudice.’
    • ‘Part one focuses on the "absurdity" of medieval hetero-normative sexuality with the authors attempting to explore other types of sexual behaviour.’
    • ‘In the postemancipation period of American history, sexual exploration and deviations from white heteronormative codes represented avenues of personal freedom.’
    • ‘Many early homoerotic underground films and even the earliest of the homoerotic stag films enacted sodomy and fellatio through heteronormative gestures.’
    • ‘If a man says he has a date and someone refers to the date as female, the assumer can be zinged as "heteronormative."’
    • ‘Overall, this is a basic text of use to researchers who may need to realize their own heteronormative assumptions.’
    • ‘This workshop will explore gender theory, grounded in a social constructivism paradigm, as a means of challenging heteronormative culture in the workplace.’
    • ‘He is talking about the specific example of gay identity in relation to the heteronormative structures of power.’
    • ‘Such a contrary view has been seen as destabilising the supposition of heteronormative sexuality with its attendant conscious and unconscious structures which determine behaviour.’
    • ‘In this article, I argue that the field of composition studies is heteronormative.’
    • ‘I am not going to apologise for what may appear to be more heteronormative homo-social blindness to one's own horizon of intelligibility.’
    • ‘They do not challenge the "heteronormative" order.’
    • ‘Indeed, rather a lot of those who engage in it are heteronormative.’
    • ‘Each narrative feeds on a construct intricately allied to a vision of a transgressive, female, sexual body through which a masculine, heteronormative hermeneutic might be applied.’
    • ‘Many in the black arts community in Los Angeles were particularly offended by the preponderance of images of homosexuality and the nonidealized (in the heteronormative sense) portrayals of black masculinity.’

Pronunciation:

heteronormative

/ˌhɛt(ə)rə(ʊ)ˈnɔːmətɪv/